Author Archives: Marcosmen12

Best offseason signings at the break

Marcos Mendoza | July 12th, 2019

As we hit to the end of the first half we take a look at some of the best offseason signings. Continue reading

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Team Grades: National League West

Marcos Mendoza | July 10th, 2019

Los Angeles Dodgers 60-32: 1st place +13.5 GB

Positives:

The pure dominance of their Starting Rotation. Here are the Dodgers starting staff rankings in MLB, ERA (3.19 ) 2nd, FIP (3.42) 2nd, xFIP (3.36) 1st, AVG (.227) 4th, WHIP (1.11) 1st, and K-BB% (19.5%) 3rd. The Dodgers may very well have the best starting staff in all of MLB in 2019. Along with the Elite starting staff, the offense is near the top of MLB as well. The offense has a line of .263/.342/.466, .808 OPS, .203 ISO, 146 HRs, and 466 RBIs. They have true front runners in the NL MVP race with Cody Bellinger and in the NL CY Young race with Hyun-Jin Ryu. Continue reading

My 2019 NL All-Star starters

Marcos Mendoza | June 13, 2019

We’re just under a month away from the 2019 MLB All-Star game in Cleveland, so here are my starting nine for the National League squad:

CATCHER

Yasmani Grandal, Brewers

2019 stats: .282/.381/.544 .925 OPS .385 wOBA 138 wRC+ .262 ISO 14 HR and 2.6 WAR.

Grandal ranks 1st among NL catchers in every statistic listed above and he’s been just what the Brewers expected as they signed him in free agency.

Runner Up: Willson Contreras, Cubs Continue reading

Deep Dive: Bryce Harper

Marcos Mendoza | June 6th, 2019

Bryce Harper is one of the most over-scrutinized players in baseball. Let’s stop the outrageous notion that Harper “sucks. Harper has not been off to a great start in 2019 but he’s been quite unlucky this season too. Continue reading

Deep Dive: Marwin Gonzalez

Marcos Mendoza  | May 28th, 2019

After a down season in 2018 with the Houston Astros, the Utility man hit the Free Agent market and signed a 2 yr $21 Million deal with the Minnesota Twins. Gonzalez is off to a slow start in 2019 we will take a look at why a breakout is coming for the utility man. Continue reading