Jeff cracks open the spreadsheets and ranks the top college draft prospects.
There’s plenty of draft-eligible college talent behind the plate. Jeff ranks the contenders.
Jeff identifies an important red flag for draft day.
In which Jeff beats a dead horse, wondering if it will come back to life.
Who is the most feared college catcher? Which 2008 Giants draft pick is better (at some things) than Buster Posey? For once, Jeff tries to answer as many questions as he asks.
How the defensive spectrum changes from college ball to the professional ranks
What happens when college pitchers face future draftees? And what does it all mean?
A new way to measure amateur prospects: What happens when they go head to head?
The NL Central is up for grabs. Will the Crew be good enough to take it?
On the use and misuse of batted ball stats.
Answering some questions, and asking some new ones.
A first look at development patterns for college hitters
Defense analysis meets NCAA outfielders.
Breaking down park factors to see who benefits—and who suffers—from their home park.
Which farmhands have it, and which ones don’t?
Hunting for bullpen help in minor league starting rotations
The Pirates are bringing new meaning to the word “rebuilding.”
When second best is more than good enough.
Last year, the Mariners scored 3.95 runs per game. The rest of the league scored 4.89. Unless Safeco grew a hundred feet in every direction and the Mariners spotted their opponents five extra outfielders, that ain’t just a park effect. Obviously, something had to be done. Fortunately, you didn’t have to look far to find […]
Seattle needed Chone in a bad, bad way.