Tag Archives: Aaron Sanchez

Into the 80s with Tom Greene- Houston Astros

Tom Greene\ Aug 20th, 2019

This second installment of “Into the 80s with Tom Greene” took a few days longer than I, or even the Astros, had anticipated. But, nonetheless, the Astros become the third team this season to join the 80-win club. This comes at no surprise to baseball fans, as the Astros have seemingly controlled the AL West since 2015. However, their vision looks farther than winning the West. They want another World Series title, and they want it now. Let’s break the Astros’ team. Continue reading

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Post Trade Deadline Power Rankings

Daniel Corrigan |August 5th, 2019

Barring any late-season injuries, the final rosters are set after the trade deadline has passed. A familiar face in the AL has soared right to the top and a surprise team is slowly making its way into the top 10. Here are the new rankings.

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What Happened to Aaron Sanchez?

Frank Ammirante | July 3rd, 2019

Blockbuster Trades in 2012

Back in 2012, the Toronto Blue Jays had a trio of prized pitching prospects: Noah Syndergaard, Justin Nicolino, and Aaron Sanchez. Alex Anthopoulos, the general manager at the time, wanted to make a splash in the 2012 offseason, so he dealt Nicolino to the Marlins in a blockbuster deal involving a whopping 12 players, including Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Yunel Escobar, and Anthony DeSclafani. Anthopoulos went on to trade Syndergaard along with catcher Travis D’Arnaud to the New York Mets for R.A. Dickey. Nicolino has been unable to stay in the majors and Syndergaard has become a top-flight starter who has struggled with injuries. The important aspect to consider with these two trades is that the Jays thought of Aaron Sanchez as the jewel of their farm system. They chose to use Syndergaard and Nicolino as trade currency and kept Sanchez as the future ace of their rotation. It’s clear that they viewed him as the best of the bunch. Continue reading

MLB DFS: Core Plays, BvP, and Stacks for June 30, 2019

Joey Ricotta | June 30th, 2019

Welcome in. We have a nice main slate of nine games to go ahead and dive into. All of the games beginning at 1:05 E.T are available to select players from, leaving off the games starting at 4:05 E.T. and later. Please make sure to check the “Other Targets” sections of the article. I provide those as key points but don’t go into detail about the players because sometimes they are obvious. If you have any questions about any of the players mentioned, please feel free to reach out to me on twitter. With that said, let’s get into the Core Plays, BvP, and Stacks for today.

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MLB DFS: Core Plays and Stacks for June 24, 2019

Joey Ricotta| June 24th, 2019

A small slate of games on deck for tonight with one potential rain out. The New York Yankees are huge favorites at home. Meanwhile, the wind should be blowing heavily straight out to center at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Let’s take a look at some core plays and stacks for tonight that can help us maneuver around the madness we call DFS. Continue reading

Diving Into The Biggest ERA Differentials Between The First Two Months Of The Season.

Michael Simione | May 31st, 2019

These are some of the biggest starting pitcher ERA differentials from the first month of baseball compared to the second month. I love looking at these things for two reasons. First is how amazing it is that underlying metrics really can work/predict how a pitcher’s performance will be in the future. Second is to realize you should never react harshly when baseball season starts. Just because a pitcher starts the year off poorly like Noah Syndergaard doesn’t mean you should be trading him right away. I am going to discuss each pitcher below to help determine if their ERA increase or decrease seems justified going forward. Continue reading