Archive for January 2012

On April 29, 2011, during the top of the fifth inning of a Toronto at New York game, Yankee pitcher Freddy Garcia threw a split-fingered fastball to the Jay’s Juan Rivera. A video of the pitch was captured by YES-MO, the high-speed video camera from the Yankees television broadcast, with sufficient resolution to allow both […]

More talent is emerging and players are staying behind the plate to increase their value

Michael A. Stein of Fantasy Judgment provides analysis from last Wednesday’s Hardball Times fantasy baseball expert mock draft.

Prince Fielder joins Cliff Lee on the Mysteries, and other news

Could Dave Duncan have transformed the Mariners into a playoff contender in the 1980s? The pieces were certainly there!

The past week’s news viewed through the prism of fantasy relevance

I try to explain my thought processes during the recent THT Mock Draft.

Here are the results for the first THT mock draft of 2012.

David Price’s pitching repertoire has gone through quite a transformation over his big league career, as Mike Fast explained after the 2010 season. In 2011, Price made a further change to his repertoire by adding a cut fastball to the mix. In 2008, when Price first reached the majors, he threw a hard slider. Since […]

Cliff Lee can be described as a surgeon. Hitters may feel more like he’s performing a vivisection, but that’s just a matter of perspective. Lee’s impressive collection of scalpels includes a cutter, curve, sinker, change-up and slider. But it’s his fifth pitch, a four-seam fastball, which is our focal point for the moment. Specifically, where […]

Watch out! The numbers say the game is getting more boring.

The first of a two-part series that presents an alternative perspective on the top young fantasy players in baseball.

Beer alone did not make this man’s career.

It was a really, really, really good day

My rational (and irrational) reasons players make my red list.

It’s been a crazy offseason in St. Louis. Along with some new faces—or old ones in new roles—the Cardinals fans will be reacquainted with the second dome on their two-headed ace. New elbow not withstanding, it stands to reason that the youthful Adam Wainwright will return as 1a, not 1b, over the slowly, but gracefully, […]

The consensus: It’ll help in the short run, but…

Some moves and maneuvers so far as they pertain to the AL West.

What does THT Forecasts have to say about a handful of controversial 2012 fantasy assets?