Batting

Greg
Jewett
August 12, 2022 12:04 AM GMT
Right now, MJ Melendez has assumed the top spot in the Royals lineup against right-handed pitching. Should he be doing it full-time? Tommy Pham's settled in atop the Red Sox lineup over the last four games. With many fantasy teams searching for power, could Joey Meneses move into cleanup for Washington?
Stephen
Nickrand
August 08, 2022 12:06 AM GMT
Alec Bohm's surging flyball rate and high-contact approach suggest his strong July could get even better down the stretch.
Stephen
Nickrand
August 01, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
Vinnie Pasquantino quietly has emerged as one of the game's most promising young hitters, even if his results don't show it.
Stephen
Nickrand
July 25, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
Keston Hiura's typically strong batted ball skills have jumped to an elite level in 2022. Combined with his surge in plate discipline so far in July, the window to buy low on him could be finally closing.
Stephen
Nickrand
July 18, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
Vinnie Pasquantino hasn't done much on the surface since his recall. Here's why the window to buy low on him could close quickly.
Greg
Jewett
July 15, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
A rare Rockies hitter doing better on the road than at home could be taking over the second spot in the lineup. Josh H. Smith getting run at leadoff for the Rangers and does Gallo need a trade to escape hitting ninth?
Stephen
Nickrand
July 11, 2022 12:04 AM GMT
Josh Bell has been quietly one of the game's best batting average and power sources since July 2021.
Stephen
Nickrand
July 04, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
Isaac Paredes paired excellent plate skills with prodigious power in June, making him one of the most skilled batters in the game that month.
Greg
Jewett
July 01, 2022 12:05 AM GMT
During research for this week's column, three hitters with strong plate discipline metrics (BB/K) not only emerged with strong recent results, they've moved them up in their respective lineups. Alejandro Kirk hitting four in Toronto, Andrew McCutchen splits time between third and fourth for the Brewers and Yandy Díaz primarily leading off for Tampa Bay.
Stephen
Nickrand
June 27, 2022 12:04 AM GMT
The elite power shown by William Contreras with the bases empty confirms his untapped upside.
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