Due to recent requests, we’re now accepting sponsorships for the Fringe Average and Effective Wild podcasts
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about rating prospect ratings, baseball without rain delays, updating the box score, and more.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about park effects, player development, hitting .400, and more.
Ben and Sam talk about pitchers who are struggling despite lofty strikeout-to-walk ratios, then pick the perfect run environment.
Ben and Sam talk about a pair of All-Star candidates, then discuss Royals GM Dayton Moore’s comments about Kauffman Stadium suppressing walks.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about young pitchers, prospects switching positions, Jose Iglesias’ high BABIP, and base coaches.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about baseball bloodlines, managers revealing too much, giving up in extras, calling games, and more.
Ben and Sam talk to Kevin Goldstein about the amateur draft, his scouting assignments, the Astros’ system, and more.
Ben and Sam discuss how impressive it is when players play sick, whether hitting coaches are more important than they’d previously thought, and the season’s most disappointing teams.
Ben and Sam discuss the latest developments in the Biogenesis saga.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about umpires, catchers, and home field advantage, a wall in front of home plate, game length, and the anti-DH movement.
Ben and Sam talk about where the White Sox should go from here, then discuss the (over?)hyping of Yasiel Puig’s big-league debut.
Ben and Sam discuss whether the ability to spend big helps teams as much as it once did, then talk about their expectations for Tim Lincecum and Chris Davis.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about errors, ancient players, whether hitters should swing more often on 3-0, and more.
Ben and Sam discuss listener emails about whether rising strikeout rates make defense less valuable, whether the worst teams should face off at the end of the year, and more.
Ben and Sam answer emails about what it would look like if a hitter got the yips, what Starlin Castro could turn into, errors in sabermetric research, and more.