“We planned this, Willie and me. Not everyone knows that we’ve been pushing each other for years to reach this goal. Our goal.” –Jordan Ledezma
2020 Best Baseball League
Willie’s 2020 season got me thinking – how many times in history has a starting pitcher thrown at least 200 innings, and had a WHIP of 1.00 or below? And, given what Fangraphs has to say about WHIP, how do each of those pitcher’s OBP-against compare across those seasons?
Described, frankly, as a complete a-hole, Kirby might be the best hitter on the planet.
By no means did I draft a perfect team.
What do you do with an extremely popular, extremely thick-headed slugger? Hope he hits bombs without setting any off inside the clubhouse.
Drafting a team that lead the league in runs scored, on-base percentage, OPS & wOBA is no small feat (IMO). What do you think?
I was already questioning my decisions to draft two 30+ year old players so early, but quality every day players were starting to disappear.
According to Baseball Reference’s Play Index, not since 1934 has a rookie produced a season like Diaz’s. In 615 at bats, Raul hit .333 with 205 hits, 44 doubles, 5 triples, 15 home runs and scored 111 runs. That resulted in 5.6 WAR.
As the excellent make-believe-general-manager that I am, I was determined to win now and build for the future. So, with my first pick, I was looking for a young-enough impact player, controllable for multiple years.
Could I build a winning team if I didn’t know anything about the players besides what could be gained from their scouting reports?