“The Aaron Judge Effect, Two-Way Players Are Here to Stay” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 54)

“The Aaron Judge Effect, Two-Way Players Are Here to Stay” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 54)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we explore talk about specialization in baseball, as it related to the MLB Draft. With multiple two-way players being taken in the top 5 picks of the 2017 MLB Draft, we have to ask: Is specialization dead?

Aaron Judge is a manchild. At 6′ 7″ and 282 pounds, Aaron Judge hopes to become one of only 12 other players, taller than 6′ 6″, in the history of the MLB to register 1,000 plate appearances. Will Aaron Judge’s success have an impact on the development and scouting of younger players?

The 10-Day DL has become a weapon for the deeper rosters in MLB to maximize their odds over the course of the MLB season. Does anyone believe Lance McCullers actually is suffering from the “lower back stiffness” the Astros used to place him on the 10-day DL this past Monday?

All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““The Aaron Judge Effect, Two-Way Players Are Here to Stay” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 54)”

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“Astros’ Ascension, Bookie Killers?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 53)

“Astros’ Ascension, Bookie Killers?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 53)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we explore the historic start of America’s sabermetric darling, the Houston Astros. With a roster stacked with young stars, from Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve to Lance McCullers and Dallas Keuchel, what’s the difference in this years’ Astros team from prior seasons?

There is a reason why casinos exist and bookies make money. We’ve launched a new competition to prove once and for all if there are any noticeable trends or edges in betting on baseball. You can join in on the action by joining our free competition today! Winners will be announced and invited to share their story on a future episode of CapFigure Podcast. Do you have what it takes to be a “bookie killer”?

Who will the front runner be for the AL MVP race, now that Mike Trout is seemingly out of the discussion? Aaron Judge’s fiery start makes him the front-runner but should a right fielder be considered ahead of middle-infielders Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa?

All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Astros’ Ascension, Bookie Killers?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 53)”

“Mr. Met vs. Bryce Harper” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 52)

“Mr. Met vs. Bryce Harper” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 52)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we explore some of the ridiculous controversies from the past week in baseball, including Mr. Met flipping off a fan and Bryce Harper taking a stand.

Does Albert Pujols hitting 600 home runs mean anything to anyone but Albert Pujols? Will Mr. Met’s firing be enough to salvage the pathetic mascot? Did Hunter Strickland really teach Bryce Harper a lesson by hitting him with a 98 MPH fastball?

All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Mr. Met vs. Bryce Harper” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 52)”

Baseball, Beanie Babies & Hangovers

Baseball, Beanie Babies & Hangovers

Baseball iconic moments seem to never go away. Everytime the Yankees play the Royals at home, Michael Kay narrates the “George Brett pinetar incident. A close second may be the Derek Jeter flip play. But there is one baseball memory that I personally witnessed that eclipses all others.

Mat 17th, 1998. The Bronx, New York. A young Yankee fan is disappointed that Davis Wells is the starting pitcher, this disappointment is more than made up for when he learns of a free beanie baby giveaway. Unbeknownst to this young fan, David Wells, nursing a hangover goes on to pitch a perfect game…

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CapFigure ft. Mets Legend Frank Fleming

CapFigure ft. Mets Legend Frank Fleming

Sitting in my seat tonight at the Mets Angels game, I began to hear a familiar voice. To my surprise I was able to meet the greatest Mets fan and purveyor of the truth, Frank Fleming. Fans of he Mets and residents of NJ we thank you Frank. Let’s go Mets! Continue reading “CapFigure ft. Mets Legend Frank Fleming”

Yankee Observations from a Delusional Yankees Fan

Yankee Observations from a Delusional Yankees Fan

God I can’t wait until Bryce Harper mans left-field in Pinstripes in 2019.

Manny Machado better bring up that .220 batting average if he expects to be our third baseman of the future, we got this guy named Gleyber Torres whose about to make every clown in the city chant “Gley-buhhh”…clap clap…”Gley-buhhh”! That’s right, he’s only 20 years old and won MVP of the Arizona Fall League. Epstein may have broken two curses but Brian Cashman is the don of deal-makers among MLB GMs.

What happens to Jacoby Ellsbury and his $25 million per year, when carrottop Clint Frazier starts raking in Scranton. Oh wait, we’ll just salary dump him to Houston because they take the Brian McCann’s of the world off our hands…especially when the Baby Bombers come up.

Until then we’ll let the rest of the AL East play with some semblance of hope.

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“Trade Value: Fantasy, Reality & Delusion” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 51)

“Trade Value: Fantasy, Reality & Delusion” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 51)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we explore everything related to trade value. What are the factors that make a player more valuable than his peers? What is the difference between a player’s value in fantasy baseball and his value to his MLB organization?

When should you trade one elite player for two above-average players? (Spoiler Alert: Under no circumstances should anyone ever trade Joey Votto for Eric Hosmer & Trevor Cahill)

Which players would go in the first round if there were a draft of all current MLB players? Kris Bryant, Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper, Clayton Kershaw or Mike Trout?

To what extent does a player’s position factor into his trade value? Why is Gary Sanchez the crown jewel of trade value?

All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Trade Value: Fantasy, Reality & Delusion” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 51)”