Facts & Flukes

July 15, 2022 12:04 AM GMT
This week's SPOTLIGHT shines on MLB's first-half ERA leader.
July 13, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
Luis Castillo has a career-best 2.92 ERA through 71 IP. How is he doing it? Plus, Gavin Lux, A.J. Minter, Nico Hoerner, and César Hernández.
July 12, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
Will Smith's skills hold steady, Kyle Gibson has seen his ERA rise, Joey Votto looks to reverse his first-half results, Brent Suter's wins decrease while his ratios have increased, and Justin Turner can improve but may fall short of his 2021 results.
July 11, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
Luis Robert hasn't taken a step forward in his power production, and his plate skills may hold him back in the short term. Trevor Story is still a strong power/speed producer, but his skills illustrate his floor is lacking. Plus, Dean Kremer has taken a legitimate step forward, Logan Gilbert is not the Cy Young candidate he currently appears to be, and Ryan Pressly is stable in the closer role in HOU.
July 10, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
Manny Machado is having one of his best seasons. Jonathan Brubaker is more valuable than many think. Plus updates on Charlie Blackmon, Emmanuel Clase, and DJ LeMahieu.
July 09, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
What's going on with Yusei Kikuchi? This week's facts/flukes article also includes Harold Ramirez, Andrés Muñoz, Ryan Mountcastle, and Reynaldo López.
July 08, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
Luis Arraez has crossed the $20 mark in 5x5 leagues so far in 2022. Is this a breakout or a mirage? We'll break it down here.
July 07, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
The homers are down for Jose Abreu but what do the skills say about his power production the rest of the way? We'll dig into that, plus Cal Raleigh, Brandon Marsh, Brady Singer, and Cole Irvin.
July 06, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
Max Fried has a shiny 2.66 ERA and 1.03 WHIP through 101 IP. Can he keep it going? Plus, Tommy Edman, Ryan Helsley, Daulton Varsho, and Darin Ruf.
July 05, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
Josh Bell increases his BA while some of his power metrics are behind, Blake Snell starts slowly in 2022, Luis Urías offers some power with a hope for a better BA, Adrian Houser struggles with ratios, and Austin Nola hasn't returned to his 2020 production.
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