Facts & Flukes

January 20, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Hart's power breakout of 2010 carried over to 2011 and his 2H numbers suggest he still has room to grow. The trade-off in the last two years for this added pop has been waning opportunities on the bases and that trend may continue. With Prince Fielder likely gone and Ryan Braun facing a 50 game suspension, Hart will find himself in the middle of the order as the Brewers will be more reliant on his bat than his legs.
January 13, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Will Pujols rebound as he switches leagues? ... Albert Pujols' (1B, LAA) 2011 production slipped to its lowest level since 2007. What should we expect as Pujols switches leagues for the first time?
January 06, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
Should we invest in Rafael Furcal? ... When the Cardinals signed Rafael Furcal (SS, STL) to a two-year deal this offseason, the first question the fanalytic community asked was "Would we have done the same thing?" General Manager John Mozeliak said Furcal's "leadership and experience was very evident during the pennant race and into the postseason." That may be true, but his mixed bag of skills suggest we take another look ...
December 23, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
A strong second half is hidden in Niemann's overall numbers, making him a potential bargain in 2012.
December 16, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
The 22-year-old Bumgarner delivered on big expectations in 2011.
December 09, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
Is established BA asset Butler prepared to provide additional power?
December 02, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
After several false starts, is Cameron Maybin now here to stay?
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