A Superficial Look at Arizona’s Superficial Home/Road Split

We wouldn’t expect the Arizona Diamondbacks to be good anywhere; even so, their futility at home is something of anomaly. Through 40 home games, the Dbacks are 13-27, whereas on the road they are a .500 ballclub at 18-18. What gives? Below I’ve provided some basic hitting and pitching splits… Read more“A Superficial Look at Arizona’s Superficial Home/Road Split”

Weekend Preview April 18 – 20

Six of our 10 teams in the AL and NL West play each other this weekend, so there are seven series to rank based on their level of intrigue. As the season progresses and stats stop looking like gibberish, and as experience teaches me, I will add more and more… Read more“Weekend Preview April 18 – 20”

Time to Talk Standings

We’re basically ten percent into the season, and the standings at this point look plenty interesting. There is a standings page here at Midnight Baseball, besides standings you’ll find projections that modify themselves after I input the results of each game. Since that page sometimes takes a few seconds to… Read more“Time to Talk Standings”

Some Facts About the Diamondbacks’ Pathetic Run Prevention

1. In 17 games this season the Diamondbacks have given up 110 runs, most in the majors. 2. The Chicago White Sox have allowed the second most runs of any team, with 77 in 14 games played. 3. The White Sox are therefore separated from Arizona by 33 runs. 4…. Read more“Some Facts About the Diamondbacks’ Pathetic Run Prevention”

What is Making Arizona So Abysmal?

Let us immediately rule out the offense, which is doing just fine for a National League club. No, the problem is run prevention, not scoring. As our or any standings will show you, the Diamondbacks have given up 64 runs, by far the most in the bigs, 10 more than… Read more“What is Making Arizona So Abysmal?”

Midnight Player of the Week (3/31-4/6): Mark Trumbo, Arizona LF

7 Games Played, 29 PA, .346/.414/.846, 9 hits, 4 HR, 6 R, 9 RBI, 3 BB, 5 K Mark Trumbo has been outplaying his spot in the batting order. According to Baseball-Reference, Trumbo splits his time between the five and six spots, when he should be hitting third or fourth,… Read more“Midnight Player of the Week (3/31-4/6): Mark Trumbo, Arizona LF”

Opening Day Stats

It was a quirky day for offense in the AL West. The four teams playing today hit .255 in 141 at-bats. That’s 36 hits, resulting in 23 runs scored. The hits came in bunches, accompanied by 17 walks. The Mariners drew eight of those walks, in what was truly a… Read more“Opening Day Stats”

2014 NL West Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the best team in the National League and the other four teams in the division are no slouches themselves. The cellar of this division is miles above the cellars of the Central and East. The Rockies are just a couple of arms away from having… Read more“2014 NL West Preview”