Tag "National League"

Team Grades: National League West

Los Angeles Dodgers 60-32: 1st place +13.5 GB

Positives:

The pure dominance of their Starting Rotation. Here are the Dodgers starting staff rankings in MLB, ERA (3.19 ) 2nd, FIP (3.42) 2nd, xFIP (3.36) 1st, AVG (.227) 4th, WHIP (1.11) 1st, and K-BB% (19.5%) 3rd. The Dodgers may very well have the best starting staff in all of MLB in 2019. Along with the Elite starting staff, the offense is near the top of MLB as well. The offense has a line of .263/.342/.466, .808 OPS, .203 ISO, 146 HRs, and 466 RBIs. They have true front runners in the NL MVP race with Cody Bellinger and in the NL CY Young race with Hyun-Jin Ryu.

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My 2019 NL All-Star starters

Marcos Mendoza | June 13, 2019 We’re just under a month away from the 2019 MLB All-Star game in Cleveland, so here are my starting nine for the National League squad: CATCHER Yasmani Grandal, Brewers 2019 stats: .282/.381/.544 .925 OPS

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Early Favorite for National League MVP

Cody Bellinger is my early favorite for National League MVP, and here is why.

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Philadelphia Phillies 2019 Team Preview

The city of Philadelphia is on fire right now and it came with a $330 million price tag. If you have lived under a rock for the last few weeks or been out of the country on extended leave, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Bryce Harper to a 13 year, $330 million contract, which is the largest contract in baseball history and makes him one of the highest paid athletes on the planet. Even without the Harper signing, the Phillies have had one of the best off-seasons in recent memory, signing one of the best hitting catchers in the game, while also adding some clarity to their bullpen. And it doesn’t stop there.

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National League Top 10 Power Rankings

With only six weeks remaining of the MLB season, we are set to have a crazy finish for the National League. As I looked at the beginning of Sunday, there are only four teams out of the playoff race. Young talent looking to make statements and veterans looking to finally grab October hardware or even their first playoff win. It will be a very bumpy ride, but I will be here giving you a breakdown. This list will change from week to week, as each series is critical at this point in the season (just ask the Braves) so make sure to check back.

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Breaking Down the Numbers: Pedro’s Immaculate 1999 Season, Chris Sale’s Hot Start

The bar was raised pretty high for Chris Sale after his arrival to the Boston Red Sox. Having been acquired from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for top prospect Yoan Moncada and several other well thought of other minor

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