EJ and Derek discuss the Double-A All Star Game and whether the Yankees should trade for Zack Wheeler and Manny Machado.
Each year, the All-Star break gives us a chance to look back at player and team performances through the designated first half of the season. We can solidify whether teams are ‘for real’ or not and determine if certain players have lived up to expectations. Thus far, the Yankees are very much for real, though that […]
Last week was another lukewarm performance for the Yankees in the parallel OOTP world. There was some excitement with the debut of Gleyber Torres, but continued mediocre play dampened some of the enthusiasm for the team’s top prospect. At least these Yankees are still in first place, though continued so-so play won’t allow that to […]
It’s no surprise that the paths of the virtual Yankees and real-life Yankees have been pretty different. Whether it’s individual players’ performances, opponent’s records, or injuries, this was to be expected. After all, OOTP is a game, and there’s a bunch of randomness that goes into it despite it being calibrated to mimic reality. One […]
Aaron Judge sees more borderline pitches called as strikes than any batter in the major leagues. So far in 2018, Judge has seen 1,449 pitches in the lowest part of the zone or below the zone. According to Statcast, 7.9% of these pitches, 114 total, were called as strikes. The average MLB batter sees 2.9% of […]