Ranking starters based on their fantasy value from now through 2016.
Breaking down the arms to help you decide on the optimal strategy for your league.
Do pitchers target a tough opponent’s weakness, or stick with their own strength?
Two aces have off nights, a pair of young players excel for Kansas City, and more.
The guys get one of Felix’s worst starts of the season to break down as Texas unloads on him in the second inning. Plus Alex Wood’s insanity and Doug goes to Boston!
A quicker-than-usual episode that still packs a punch including a lot of reliever talk.
Did the starters and relievers who worked in the Futures Game and the All-Star Game enjoy velocity bumps? Harry digs into the PITCHf/x data for the answer.
How pitchers can throw more pitches inside the strike zone and walk more batters (and vice versa).
Bret looks at the quintet of hurlers that has met the strikeout, walk, and ground-ball benchmarks that generally ensure a pitcher’s success.
The Mariners lock up their ace. Is he worth the risk?
Felix Hernandez has been a phenom for years, but his pitching style has changed significantly since he made it to the majors.
Ben and Sam discuss Austin Jackson’s excellent catch, whether he’s the best defensive center fielder in baseball, and whether it’s even possible to decide one way or another, then dissect Seattle’s eight-game winning streak to see if it’s the start of something good or a fluke that will soon be forgotten.
So much power in these rankings that [topical Melky Cabrera reference]
Felix Hernandez shut out the Yankees on Saturday, and he did it without throwing many pitches.
Dealing Felix Hernandez at this year’s non-waiver trade deadline could have significantly brightened the Mariners’ future.