Monthly Archives: June 2013

Let’s compare your team’s best player to Miguel Cabrera

FanGraph’s Matt Klaassen had a great piece that looked at the best position player for the Astros. Since most people can probably only name one Astros player*, it would be easy to assume that player, Jose Altuve, was their best player. Actually, Astros catcher Jason Castro has been the best player on his team using […]

Yasiel Puig: Unmistakable talent and regression candidate

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been the biggest story in baseball since he debuted with a modest (by his standards) 2 for 4 on June 3rd. He then followed that up with 2 home runs in his next game and 4 total homers in his first 5 games. He has only played in 13 games […]

May MVP: Cabrera vs. Trout

Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout essentially tied each other in fWAR during the month of May. Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but there is already talk of a summer full of MVP debate, much like last year. No matter what people say about Triple Crown statistics vs. wins above replacement, these two players […]