Looking for a Breakout Performance

Every franchise is looking for that player who seems to come out of nowhere to be a major contributor in their lineup. Players like Jose Bautista who went from 1.8 WAR in 2009 to 6.5 WAR in 2010 or Justin Turner who went from 0.5 WAR in 2013 to 3.4 WAR in 2014. The costContinue reading “Looking for a Breakout Performance”

Is Consistent Contact More Important than Raw Power?

There are many types of hitters that have had success in baseball history. There are hitters with light-tower power like Giancarlo Stanton and players with exceptional bat control like Tony Gwynn or Ichiro Suzuki. Not many people can hit the ball as hard as Giancarlo Stanton, so many coaches and advisors instruct their players toContinue reading “Is Consistent Contact More Important than Raw Power?”