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4 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
The Pull of Didi Gregorius
Josh Hader is dominating high-leverage innings, Didi Gregorius returns to the lineup with a familiar flourish, and Eric Haase is one of the few guys to take an extra base on the Chicago White Sox.
4 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
All-Stars Are Rising In the East
The Blue Jays and their division rivals dominate the American League All-Star voting, Cleveland gets the best of a bad year for injuries, and Double-A hitters don’t stand a chance against Reid Detmers.
4 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
All Hail the Mississippi State Bulldogs
Adam Wainwright gets a little help (but not a lot) from his teammates, Mississippi State bests Kumar Rocker and Vanderbilt for the national title, and Trevor Bauer is accused of something a lot more serious than cheating for RPMs.
4 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Joe Musgrove Doesn’t Need Sticky Stuff
Musgrove continues to add RPMs, Lucas Giolito holds off a pair of familiar foes, and the Reds get the most out of instant replay.
4 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Matt Chapman’s Fly Balls Get Lazy
Chapman seizes on the wrong part of the fly-ball revolution, Willy Adames thrives in his new home, and Cardinals prospect Jordan Walker gets a well-earned promotion.
4 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Kyle Schwarber, National Treasure
Schwarber is on a tear for the ages, everybody except Shohei Ohtani has forgotten how to bunt, and the final round of the College World Series will feature a whole lot of strikeouts.
4 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Kenta Maeda Isn’t Fooling Anybody
Maeda’s four-seamer is the stuff of batters’ dreams, the Red Sox grapple with a gaping hole where leadoff production should be, and a study shows the bright side of the beer concessions closing early.
4 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Gary Sanchez Wants to Keep His Job
Sanchez has gone on a tear since getting a vote of no-confidence, Mickey Jannis reminds us that throwing knuckleballs is hard, and Vanderbilt pulls off a comeback for the ages to stay alive in Omaha.
3 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
J.T. Realmuto is Safe at Any Speed
Realmuto is walking more than ever, the Cubs and mixing-and-matching all over the diamond, and David Bell should consider a permanent red light.
4 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
The Dodgers Let the League Run Free
Tyler O’Neill is connecting like never before, uber-prospect Wander Franco is set to graduate, and the Dodgers sit at the top of a couple of leaderboards they’d rather avoid.
4 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
The Mets Have Some Catching Up To Do
As the Mets get healthier, their schedule will get busier; Bryan Reynolds shows off a new weapon for the Pirates; and the premier collegiate wood bat league finally returns to action.
4 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Carson Kelly Hits Everywhere
Kelly keeps up the offense through a painful losing streak, James Karinchak changes up his pitch mix but maintains his results, and the Arizona Wildcats hope for a high-scoring College World Series.
4 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Steve Cishek Slows Everything Down
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has gotten even better, Cishek uses slow pitches to induce slow contact, and Matt Manning will try to avoid the longball in his major league debut.
4 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Zack Greinke Faces the Challenge of Extra Rest
Greinke goes for his first win of the year on five days’ rest, Lamonte Wade is one of the role players driving San Francisco’s success, and Bullet Joe Rogan is one of the thousands of players we can learn more about thanks to baseball-reference.com’s fully integrated Negro League stats.
4 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
A Whole New Kyle Gibson
Gibson is one of the most attractive mid-season trade targets, the Rays don’t let hitters get comfortable, and two underdogs punch their ticket to the College World Series in Omaha.
4 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Logan Gilbert is Sneaky Fast (with R.J. Anderson)
Gilbert’s height makes the Mariners rookie particularly tough to hit, Mookie Betts is a unique two-sport star, and a man born 129 years ago today started us down the road to the annual Coney Island hot-dog-eating contest.
4 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Ronald Acuna Jr is Almost There
Acuna is one swing away from a variety of milestones, Yasmani Grandal is history’s greatest .160 hitter, and Mississippi State couldn’t be more evenly matched with Notre Dame, their opponent in this weekend’s NCAA super-regional.
4 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Tampa Bay’s Matchups Don’t Always Work
Tampa tries out a merry-go-round of leadoff hitters, the Brewers are getting outs the old-fashioned way, and Reds farmhand Carson Spiers is out-pitching the typical non-drafted free agent.
4 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Jimmy Nelson is Healthy and Unhittable
Nelson reboots his career in the Dodgers bullpen, Starling Marte is on track for a career year, and Jarred Kelenic’s time with the Mariners looks even worse in the context of his stint in Triple-A.
4 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Manny Machado Limits the Damage
The Royals debut their latest prize from the 2018 draft, Machado keeps double plays to a minimum, and minor league pitch counts finally creep into triple digits.
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