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Spring games are underway and there is a slew of young talent out there to evaluate. One player to watch is Atlanta Braves 21 year old second baseman Ozzie Albies. He made his Major League debut last season at just 20 years old and played with a skill and maturity above his years in his short stint with the Braves....

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Humidor

Feb, 26

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the use of a humidor at Chase Field beginning in 2018. This is not an unprecedented occurrence as the Colorado Rockies have used a humidor in Coors Field since 2002. Coors was a historically phenomenal hitters environment so it may seem odd at first that a team like the Diamondbacks would...

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One of the bigger surprises in the 2017 season was the Colorado Rockies surge into the playoffs. Projected by most sites to fishing in the 75-78 win range, the Rockies fought to 87 wins and a playoff berth. They were ultimately knocked out by the DIamondbacks in the wild card round, but it was an exciting season. The Rockies traditionally...

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      I was perusing through some baseball stats, as I often do to pass the time, when I came across Phil Cavarretta of the Chicago Cubs. He's a fairly well-known player who broke into the Majors at a very young age, playing 277 games as a teenager. He began his career in 1934 at age 17 and was...

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        Eric Hosmer is one of the biggest free agent names on the market this off season. Tim Dierkes of MLBTR ranks him as the 3rd in his top 50 list. With super agent Scott Boras on his side, the duo is reportedly looking for a contract in the 7 year $140MM range. That is an insane...

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            There has been a lot of talk over the years about batting average and it’s value. Analytical fans take batting average with a grain of salt, some even totally devaluing the statistic. Other, more traditional fans, still view batting average as a benchmark for success. The stat has its use just like every number;...

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     Avisail Garcia has emerged as a premier hitter in the American League. The 26 year old White Sox outfielder is having a career year slashing with .331/.372/.532 with 138 wRC+. Currently sitting third in the AL in batting average, Garcia is likely hitting his way onto the All-Star team for the first time in his young career. He...

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        Kevin Gausman has been the poster child for inconsistency in 2017. This has led to a terrible start to the season for the young pitcher. At times he's looked like the hurler many expected, like on May 8 against the Nationals where he threw 7 innings giving up 2 runs and striking out 8 with only...

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