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)”

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”

Dustin Ackley is But a Shade

Many of us who are on the internet at this hour (4:52 AM for me) go around sometimes feeling like shabby versions of ourselves, or, worse, like shabby versions of other people. It’s not an idea you can easily put out of your head when you are trying to sleep,… Read more“Dustin Ackley is But a Shade”

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”

Mariners Sweep Angels, Rule American League

The Seattle Mariners lead the majors in home runs, with six. They outscored the Angels 26-8 in three games, and they are the only team to have a run differential greater than seven. Justin Smoak has a slugging percentage greater than 1. Yesterday a rookie pitcher on whom playoff hopes… Read more“Mariners Sweep Angels, Rule American League”

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 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”