2017 Player Profile: John Lackey

Position: Starting Pitcher 2017 Stats: 170 2/3 IP, 4.59 ERA/5.31 FIP/5.20 DRA, 7.9 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 110 cFIP, 0.7 WARP Year in Review: Following four years as a reliable, durable, slightly above-average starter, 2017 was a big disappointment for John Lackey. He still pitched the full season, arguably impressive in itself at the age of […]


Getting to Know Justin Wilson

It seemed as though almost every contender was linked to Justin Wilson at the trade deadline, and the Cubs got him. So far it has been firmly established that he isn’t going to have a problem dancing during rain delays, so now that the important question has been answered, let’sĀ focus entirely on the pitching side […]


Schwarber and the Shift

By one measure, Kyle Schwarber’s performance in May was historic. It wasn’t his 51 wRC+, or his .120 batting average, which were bad, but hardly remarkable given that worse marks in both categories have already been posted this season (if you think Schwarber was an ineffective leadoff hitter, Royals leadoff man Alcides Escobar has a […]