Robinson Cano Powers Mariners Without Power (July Player of the Month)

Cano in July: 24 G, 108 PA, 34 H, 1 HR, 8 R, 11 RBI, 11 BB, 11 K, 3 SB, .354/.426/.490 Robinson Cano lost out on a lot of home runs when he moved from Yankee Stadium to Safeco. He has only nine so far in 2014, and the… Read more“Robinson Cano Powers Mariners Without Power (July Player of the Month)”

Mike Trout Across Junes (Mike Trout is June’s Player of the Month)

Trout in June: 23 G, 102 PA, 30 H, 7 HR, 20 R, 21 RBI, 18 BB, 17 K, .361/.471/.759 So Mike Trout finally wins one of these meaningless honors, and he receives it a month late at that. And while Trout’s July was by his standards underwhelming, his June… Read more“Mike Trout Across Junes (Mike Trout is June’s Player of the Month)”

Yasiel Puig is Great, Period. (And May’s Player of the Month.)

Here’s a graphic showing my players of the month so far this season: Tulowitzki and Puig are two of the five or so most talented batters in the game (along with Trout, Cabrera, and uhh maybe Cutch or Edwin or Chris Davis). That said, their best months give us a… Read more“Yasiel Puig is Great, Period. (And May’s Player of the Month.)”

Player of the Week (5/5 – 5/11): Seth Smith, San Diego LF

Week Stats: 7 G, 33 PA, 14 H, 5 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 4 R, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 6 K, .500/.576/1.000 Since Seth Smith’s Platoon Smash on the first day of San Diego’s season, it’s been the same story: Seth Smith comes up against righties, Seth Smith smash…. Read more“Player of the Week (5/5 – 5/11): Seth Smith, San Diego LF”

Weekend Preview, May 9 – 11

All these teams except the Giants and the Dodgers, who play each other, will travel to or receive teams from the Central and East divisions. That means there are nine series to rank on intrigue. 9. Arizona Diamondbacks (13-24) at Chicago White Sox (18-18) Fri – Brandon McCarthy (1-5, 4.67… Read more“Weekend Preview, May 9 – 11”

April’s Player of the Month: Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado SS

27 G, 111 PA, 32 H, 21 BB, 13 K, 9 2B, 7 HR, 24 R, 22 RBI, .364/.477/.727 I continue with a long series of brief posts regarding the recently terminated month of April. In said month Troy Tulowitzki performed better at the plate than in any other month… Read more“April’s Player of the Month: Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado SS”

Player of the Week (4/28 – 5/4): Joe Smith, Los Angeles Angels RP

Week Stats: 3 G, 3.0 IP, 3 SV, 10 TBF, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 2 K What gives Angels relief pitcher Joe Smith such a serene comportment? Is it the knowledge that no one has or will ever get his name wrong? Is it a natural byproduct of… Read more“Player of the Week (4/28 – 5/4): Joe Smith, Los Angeles Angels RP”

Player of the Week (4/21 – 4/27): Kyle Seager, Seattle 3B

Week Stats: 6 G, 24 PA, 9 H, 5 HR, 8 R, 11 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K, .409/.458/1.091 Four of Seager’s five home runs came on two two-homer days, and in those games Seager’s final bombs were the deciding events. On the 23rd Seager took Josh Fields, the erstwhile… Read more“Player of the Week (4/21 – 4/27): Kyle Seager, Seattle 3B”

Weekend Preview, April 25 – 27

Seven series this weekend. Let’s get to it. 7. Oakland Athletics (14-8, 4-0 vs. Houston) at Houston Astros (7-16) Fri – Jesse Chavez (1-0, 1.38 ERA) vs. Brad Peacock (0-2, 6.14) Sat – Dan Straily (1-1, 5.40 ERA, 2.08 HR/9) vs. Dallas Keuchel (2-1, 3.38) Sun – Tommy Milone (0-1,… Read more“Weekend Preview, April 25 – 27”

Midnight Player of the Week (April 14 – 20): Kevin Kouzamanoff, Texas 3B

Week Stats: 7 Games, 29 PA, 10 H, 4 2B, 2 HR, 6 R, 8 RBI, 3 K, .345/.345/.690 Today the Rangers travel to the Bay for a series with the division-leading Athletics, and they enter that series within striking distance of Oakland’s position: a sweep would rewrite the standings… Read more“Midnight Player of the Week (April 14 – 20): Kevin Kouzamanoff, Texas 3B”