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What is Different About Eric Thames in This Go Around MLB?

Joseph Ferraiola compares the old Eric Thames with the new Eric Thames in an attempt to figure out what's different this time around.

How Do Hitters Perform With Their Eyes Wide Shut?

Mike Richmond analyzes a study performed in Japan that sought to determine the point at which hitters didn't need to see the ball to make solid contact.

Jackie Bradley Jr Needs to Make a Readjustment

The Boston Red Sox season has been a failure, but there have been some diamonds in the rough. The team's youth movement provided a boost in August and gave fans a glimpse of the future. However, Ian York thinks...

Has the New Strike Zone Stuck a Fork in Mike Napoli?

Heading into the 2015 season, expectations for Mike Napoli were very high. His offseason Bimaxillary Advancement surgery to help alleviate his sleep apnea gave Boston Red Sox fans hope that a well-rested Mike Napoli would have an excellent year. Unfortunately,...

Mike Napoli is Way Off Balance

It is no secret that Mike Napoli is having a bad season. One of the biggest reasons for this poor season is hidden in his swing. Damian Dydyn shows us that Mike Napoli is way off balance when compared...

Recently Promoted Sam Travis Can Rake

Prospects often struggle. It happens to top prospects as well as the fringe ones. Sometimes their struggles are short lived and they return to flourishing. Damian Dydyn wants to let everyone know that recently promoted Sam Travis can rake. With...

David Ortiz Adjusts His Mechanics

After the Boston Red Sox starting rotation struggled in April, their offense was abysmal in May. The primary culprit of this offensive malaise was their legendary designated hitter. After a brief time out with his coach, David Ortiz adjusts...

Devon Travis Needs to Adjust

Devon Travis started 2015 off with a bang. The rookie second baseman made the leap from prospect to major league contributor quickly. However, there is a glaring weakness in his approach at the plate. Sean O'Neill thinks Devon Travis needs...

David Ortiz Struggles With Fastballs From Left Handers

The Boston Red Sox offense was viewed as the biggest strength of the team going into the season. However, the offense has been a major disappointment, especially their designated hitter. Ian York looks to find out why David Ortiz...

Hard Hitting Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez has long been one of Major League Baseball’s premier power hitters. With his move down the defensive spectrum and as he enters the tail end of his prime, Hanley was able to spend his off season bulking up. Brandon Magee...

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The Human Element: Umpire Strike Zones

Ian York demonstrates umpire strike zones can be tracked, contrasted and compared across baseball through scientific data analysis of PITCHf/x data.

The Third Time’s The Charm for Buchholz! Right?

After taking a look at the entire rotation’s first two turns, Rick Rowand focuses in on Clay Buchholz’s third start. Rick looks to see which Clay...

How Will David Price Fare In His 30s?

The Boston Red Sox suffered through a miserable 2015 season for many reasons, but not having an ace was near the top. New General...

Bartolo Colon is Beating Age With The Basics

Age takes it’s toll on all of us and there are many signs that can point to decline. From changing arm angles to a...

Minor League Report 8/26/16: Bakersfield and Adelanto Say Farewell

Brandon Magee gives a proper sendoff to baseball in Bakersfield and Adelanto as they prepare for their last stretch of baseball after 75 and 28 years, respectively.