The “Predict” series continues this week with the Pirates’ opening day starters. Let’s get started: USA Today Photo Catcher: Francisco Cervelli 2016: .264/.377/.322 1 HR 33 RBIs 326 AB When healthy, Cervelli is an above average hitter and great pitch framer. He gets the job done and that’s exactly what the Pirates need. Stewart will
Coming off a 95-win season, the Nationals look to win back-to-back NL East titles for the first time since moving to Washington.
The Phillies won 71 games last season, which -- despite being 20 games under .500 -- was an eight-game improvement over 2015. The Phillies weren't active signing big names on the free-agent market this offseason but did trade for a couple of pitchers and a veteran hitter who could have
After finishing behind the Nationals last season, the Mets hope their starting pitchers can help them win the NL East this season.
Who will succeed in the regular season? I polled mlbmayhem.com writers to see who we thought would win the divisions, wildcards, and awards. Here’s what we came up with. AL West: Houston Astros AL Central: Cleveland Indians (No photographer listed) AL East: Boston Red Sox Credit- Associated Press AL Wild Card 1: Texas Rangers AL Wild Card
Much has been mentioned in recent years about pitch counts, innings limits, and how to protect a young pitcher's arm from damage or fatigue. This has very much been the case with the Dodgers' Julio Urias who is entering his sophomore season with the Dodgers after a bevy of pitching
With the 2017 season coming up, there has been quite a bit of attention on the Los Angeles Dodgers rising star, Corey Seager. Reason being is his statement, saying that he has not had his "A" swing throughout the 2016 season. Seager finished the season batting . 308/.365/.512 with
OF Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins have a tough task ahead of them to compete for a playoff spot in the NL East.
With Dansby Swanson expected to play a full season and Brandon Phillips joining the team, the Braves are hoping they’ll be able to avoid another last-place finish in the NL East.