What can we expect from Kang Jung-ho?

By Byung Joon Yoon What can we expect from Kang Jung-ho, the newest recruit of the Pittsburgh Pirates hailing from Korea? The Pirates spent 16 million dollars on posting for Kang over a guaranteed 4-year contract. Then the question becomes, can Kang live up to the expectation of the team and

Josh Harrison: Fooled By Randomness?

By Ron Yurko If you predicted Justin Morneau to win the 2014 NL Batting Title over the Pittsburgh Pirates super-utility man Josh Harrison by four points, then you’re either a genius or probably crazy.  No one predicted Harrison to have a breakout year in 2014, but rather he was expected to

The Tale of Two, Two-sport Athletes

By Maksim Horowitz Two-sport athletes are exceedingly rare in professional sports. In today’s world of specialization, it is plausible to think we may never see one again. That is why we can look back and appreciate the entertainers who were there for us to watch year round. In this article, I compare

Perfect Game Percentage

By: Steven Silverman After having the good fortune to attend Josh Beckett’s no-hitter against the Phillies on May 25, 2014, I started doing some reading about no-hitters out of curiosity. Eventually, I came across this article by Bill James on the likelihood of pitchers throwing a no-hitter. The natural extension was

Mike Trout: Half-Billion Dollar Man?

By: Steven Silverman No player in recent history has lived up to such high expectations at the start of his career as Mike Trout. Yasiel Puig made a grand entrance, certainly, but he came from relative obscurity. Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper each had their share of troubles in recent years—injury

Pitching By The Numbers: Projecting Masahiro Tanaka Critique

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/pitching-by-the-numbers--projecting-masahiro-tanaka-005604855.html By: Matthew Greenberg A recent article by Michael Salfino of Yahoo! Sports attempts to project how Masahiro Tanaka’s first season in the major leagues will go.  To do so, Salfino draws on history, assessing how past Japanese pitchers coming over to the United States have done in their first season in