2022 MLB

Heim

EOG Master
My post season award predictions:

NL MVP: Goldschmidt
NL Cy Young: Alcantara over Gallen
NL Rookie of the Year: Strider over Harris
AL MVP: Ohtani over Judge. Or give the MVP to Judge and Cy Young to Ohtani
AL Cy Young: Verlander over Cease; unless Judge wins MVP. Then its Ohtani
AL Rookie of the Year: Julio Rodriguez
Strider over Harris is a tough call. Braves took off when they inserted him in center. Which brings up the argument, who deserves it more, every day guy or guy every fourth day?
 

Valuist

EOG Master
Strider over Harris is a tough call. Braves took off when they inserted him in center. Which brings up the argument, who deserves it more, every day guy or guy every fourth day?
It is a tough call and can go either way. Harris was put into Braves lineup May 28 and has been there since. Strider started the season in the bullpen, and made his first start on May 30th. I don't think WAR should always decide but Strider has a 4.8 to 4.4 WAR edge (Fangraphs WAR, not ESPN)

Harris 105 hits, 65 runs 24 doubles 18 home runs 56 RBI 16 stolen bases, .311 BA/ .372 OBP/ .506 SP and .878 OPS and 129 WRC+
Strider 30 games, 19 starts, 126 innings, 192 strikeouts 10-5 win/loss and 2.72 ERA. FIP below 2, although alternative ERAs shouldn't count toward rewards as rewards should be based strictly on outcomes, not theoreticals.

I have no argument with the case for Harris, but I'd still make Strider a 7-10 favorite to win RoY. Still 3 weeks left so an implosion by either and it becomes easier. Strider didn't have his best stuff last night yet still had 9 strikeouts. He may be a home/road dichotemy candidate.

Nobody talking about the Braves repeating and yet I have to think they are alive.
 

Valuist

EOG Master
We've already reviewed some of the rule changes. One I had overlooked was the rule limiting a pitcher to 2 pick off throws. That, along with bases that are 4 inches bigger, should mean more base stealing next year.

But the pitch clock will have minimal effect, IMO. It still doesn't put more balls in play.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
We've already reviewed some of the rule changes. One I had overlooked was the rule limiting a pitcher to 2 pick off throws. That, along with bases that are 4 inches bigger, should mean more base stealing next year.

But the pitch clock will have minimal effect, IMO. It still doesn't put more balls in play.
I watched some of the minor league games on Marquee, it does speed things up quite a bit.
 

kane

EOG master
But the pitch clock will have minimal effect, IMO. It still doesn't put more balls in play
Love the pitch clock, no it doesn't put more balls into play, but it increases the pace of play, I could be wrong but I think I heard the pitch clock shaved 20 mins off of minor league games
 

Valuist

EOG Master
So its really a 1 limit...cause if you throw over twice...you can take a huge lead and the Pitcher cannot even step off rubber.

They ruined the game we love
Hold on, are you sure the pitcher can’t even step off the rubber? This is huge. Really have to look for speed oriented teams that can take advantage of this. I’m sure a team like Tampa will find ways to exploit it.
 

Ray Luca

EOG Master
Hold on, are you sure the pitcher can’t even step off the rubber? This is huge. Really have to look for speed oriented teams that can take advantage of this. I’m sure a team like Tampa will find ways to exploit it.
Not sure cause every article I read has different interpretations. This is from ESPN

Pickoffs and step-offs reset the pitch clock, and the rules will limit pitchers to two for each plate appearance. (The number would reset if a runner advances.) A pitcher can make a third pickoff attempt, but if it's unsuccessful it will be a balk, allowing the runners to move up a base
 

Valuist

EOG Master
Not sure cause every article I read has different interpretations. This is from ESPN

Pickoffs and step-offs reset the pitch clock, and the rules will limit pitchers to two for each plate appearance. (The number would reset if a runner advances.) A pitcher can make a third pickoff attempt, but if it's unsuccessful it will be a balk, allowing the runners to move up a base

Between this and the ridiculous invisible runner rule, betting unders in MLB will no longer be a viable betting option.
 

pro analyser

EOG Veteran
Instead of starting at 2nd,I think starting on first would be better. More strategy,weather to hit,bunt,or steal. Am playing more first halves,since I play unders if I am getting a fair first half line. Fair to me: need 5 with a line of 9 or 9'. Need 4' with a line of 8' and 8. Need 4 with a line of 7' and 7. At 6' need a line of 3'.
 
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