FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen Rejects Line Dancing

FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen Rejects Line Dancing Episode 868 I welcome FanGraphs lead prospect writer Eric Longenhagen back to the program. We contemplate surprisingly expensive adult hobbies before Eric details his recent amateur scouting trip through various Southern California showcases, including Area Codes and the Perfect Game All-American Classic, while I share some take aways…

Taking Home Runs Back to 2015

Taking Home Runs Back to 2015 If you’re reading this article, you’re probably not dead, and if you’re not dead, you’ve heard all the fuss about soaring home run rates. I’m not here to judge your perspective on it — I think reasonable people can disagree on how they like their baseball, though I will…

FanGraphs Hoodies Are Back in Stock!

FanGraphs Hoodies Are Back in Stock! At long last, FanGraphs Hoodies are back in stock! Frequently referred to as the “Mike Trout of Hoodies,” the FanGraphs Hoodie features a 52/48-poly/cotton blend and a drawstring that has never gotten lost in my hood. Get them while you still can. Source: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/instagraphs/fangraphs-hoodies-are-back-in-stock/

Effectively Wild Episode 1420: Have Mercy

Effectively Wild Episode 1420: Have Mercy Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout, and the most compelling playoff races remaining, introduce the new Effectively Wild listener email archive, then answer emails about whether a team in a three-team race suffers or benefits when its opponents play each other, whether home runs…

The Real Reliever Problem

The Real Reliever Problem With so many variables, isolating specific trends in baseball can be tricky. Relievers have been pitching more and more innings. Strikeouts keep going up. The ball has been juiced, de-juiced, and re-juiced, making home run totals hard to fathom and difficult to place in context, both for this year and for…

Called Up: A.J. Puk

Called Up: A.J. Puk When A.J. Puk debuts today — and even though he has been in the bullpen since late-June, he is likely to pitch this evening against the Yankees — he’ll be the 51st player from the 2016 draft to play in the big leagues. He does so, despite missing more than a…