The new Statcast Sprint Speed metric is now available to the public and the leaderboard is both fun to look at and about as revelatory as many trade rumour tweets. At the top is Billy… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Xander Bogaerts
Fans lately have gotten used to the idea that players come up to the big leagues fully baked, and ready to rake. This didn’t used to be the case, but after seeing player after player… Read more »
Hi, everyone! And welcome to Write-Up For Yesterday, BttP’s guide to what the heck happened yesterday in baseball. We’re not gonna just hand you some scores here, because we trust you know how to type the letters E-S-P-N into your internet machine. Instead, we hope to give you a fuller and richer understanding of important goings on from yesterday in baseball. The big stories, and the noteworthy performances-good and bad.
The 2013 Boston Red Sox put the lie to every weary narrative the mainstream baseball media has tried to shove down the throats of baseball fans over the past few years. They won without an… Read more »
I love watching Stephen Drew play defense. God help me, but I love it. He charges even fairly well-struck grounders aggressively, making his own hops and bounces by timing his attack of the ball, and… Read more »
St. Louis Cardinals ace starter Adam Wainwright has a small platoon split, at least flying over it at 10,000 feet, and that might have led Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell into a mistake when… Read more »
I’m a baseball nerd. I treasure the nuance of the tactical value carried by the fifth guy on the bench. I love parsing platoon splits to find out whether two players might fill a given… Read more »