George Springer Has Modest Hitting Streak, Writer Has Excuse to Talk about George Spinger

Earlier today, rookie outfielder George Springer belted a two-run shot to put Houston up 2-0 over Kansas City in the top of the first. Springer thus extended his hitting streak to 10 games in his first opportunity, and every day he further cements himself as a good-to-great major league hitter…. Read more“George Springer Has Modest Hitting Streak, Writer Has Excuse to Talk about George Spinger”

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”

Hello, George Springer (Goodbye, Robbie Grossman)

Yesterday the Houston Astros called up outfield prospect George Springer, one of the guys expected to lead this future-good club once the rebuilding process reaches its culmination. In other words, the future is here now. Not the boring future, as in serviceable second baseman Jose Altuve or solid catcher Jason… Read more“Hello, George Springer (Goodbye, Robbie Grossman)”

Good/Bad Defense: Third Base

Two gifs courtesy of today’s games illustrate in a nutshell the consequences of good defense. First, we look at young Matt Dominguez of the Houston Astros. He’s alright with the glove, not the best but renowned for keeping his eye on the ball and undergoing hilarious face contortions when throwing… Read more“Good/Bad Defense: Third Base”

Quickly Going Through Jonathan Villar’s Quick At-Bats

The Houston Astros did not play their first game until today. Major League Baseball tried to slip their debut by us the way a teenager past curfew tries to slip past the parents’ bedroom. That’s my working hypothesis, anyway. I can’t see any other reason for there to be, in… Read more“Quickly Going Through Jonathan Villar’s Quick At-Bats”

2014 AL West Preview

Spring training is almost over and it’s finally time to do season previews. The two west divisions figure to be the best in baseball, with 9 of the 10 teams commonly projected to finish above .500 or right around it. Today, in the AL West Preview, you’ll learn about that… Read more“2014 AL West Preview”