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Author: Mike Melaragno

How Much Has The Arizona Air Helped Jason Kipnis This Spring?

The Sports Daily > Burning River Baseball How Much Has The Arizona Air Helped Jason Kipnis This Spring? Jason Kipnis started spring training ablaze in 2018. Through 30 plate appearances, Kipnis has belted six homers and earned a .500/.517/1.250 slash line. Most of Kipnis’ torrid start can be attributed to his changed off season regimen. According to Zack Meisel of The Athletic, Kipnis: “…prepares sooner; he started throwing and hitting before Thanksgiving at Curtis Granderson’s indoor facility at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In the past, he held off on initiating his regimen until New Year’s.” Mired in trad rumors...

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Is WAR The Best Indicator Of Offensive Production?

Most Cleveland Indians fans dislike Aaron Judge. Perhaps it was him robbing Frankie Lindor of a homerun in game three of the 2017 ALDS that, in all likely hood, would’ve given the Indians a sweep in the series? Maybe because he was the most cheered Yankee despite striking out more times than Russell Branyan in his career? Or maybe because he’s very good. In any case, if you look at Aaron Judge’s basic stats he was the league’s most powerful offensive force.  This is true whether you look at Fangraphs or Baseball Reference. Does being the most powerful offensive...

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