Tag Archives: Aaron Judge

Best Hitters of May 2018

Players who put together a good month deserve recognition despite the fact that one month is a small sampling of the season. The only qualification for eligibility is a player had to have 3.1 plate appearances per team game. Here are the best of the best from May 2018. 1. Jose Ramirez Team: Cleveland Indians Position: 3B Jose Ramirez wRC+

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Best Hitters of April 2018

Players who put together a good month deserve recognition despite the fact that one month is a small sampling of the season. The only qualification for eligibility is a player had to have 3.1 plate appearances per team game. Here are the best of the best from March and April 2018. 1. Mookie Betts Team: Boston Red Sox Position: OF

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2017’s Best Hitters

I may sound like a broken record but there are dozens of ways to evaluate a hitters ability. I prefer using advanced metrics because, while the math may be biased towards a skill or set of skills it removes individual preferences (I stubbornly like Joe DiMaggio over Ted Williams or vice versa, regardless of what numbers tell me). Below is

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Sabermetrics 101: wOBA

We all know and agree not all hits are created equal. We can take this a step further and agree not all ways of getting on base are created equal. Since we all agree on this we can now agree while possessing value, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging, and OPS are not ideal for assessing the overall offensive value of

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2017 All-MLB Team

I recently read where a fan wondered why baseball doesn’t have All-Pro teams like football or All-NBA teams like basketball. The response was they have the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards. True. My problem with those awards can be summed up in a single word: bias. Those awards, like all awards, are voted on by people. There are rules

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