“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)”

“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)”

“Royal Blues, Rangers in Danger?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 50)

“Royal Blues, Rangers in Danger?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 50)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we examine the disappointing performance of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers, thus far in the 2017 MLB season.

The Kansas City Royals seemed poised for a dynasty run following their World Series Championship in 2015. With a young core of players and an invigorated fan base, the future seemed so promising. Now one month into 2017, the Royals’ championship window is seemingly closed and the question must be asked…is it time to sell?

Despite the return of Yu Darvish and the emergence of Joey Gallo, the Texas Rangers have been riddled by injuries to future Hall of Famer Adrian Beltre and Cole Hamels. No one could have predicted that the Rangers’ offense would rank near the bottom of every offensive category. Will the Rangers continue their sluggish start, or will they emerge as a World Series contender?

All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Royal Blues, Rangers in Danger?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 50)”

“Matt Harvey, The Yankees?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 49)

“Matt Harvey, The Yankees?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 49)

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we take inventory of the state of baseball in New York City. The Mets & Yankees have flipped scripts, starting out the season against the expectation of most MLB analysts.

With the best run differential in the AL and fresh off a sweep of the World Champion Cubs at Wrigley Field, the surging Yankees are hitting on all cylinders. Aaron Judge, Starlin Castro and Luis Severino have exceeded expectations. Will the Yankees be able to maintain the hot start and win the AL East? Or will the Baby Bombers’ bats cool off?

Meanwhile over in Queens, the Mets’ have been plagued by one injury after another. What was considered the best starting rotation in baseball, now is left to patch up the holes left by the losses of Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Steven Matz. What’s wrong with Matt Harvey? Are the Mets a playoff contender or pretender?

All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Matt Harvey, The Yankees?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 49)”

“Mets Medical Malpractice?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 48 )

“Mets Medical Malpractice?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 48 )

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, we question the medical staff of the New York Mets. What went wrong with Yoenis Cespedes’ hamstring and Noah Syndergaard’s bicep, and what it means for the team. Are there any players signed this past off-season that teams would like a refund for? All these questions and more, if you call yourself a baseball fan you won’t want to miss a thing! Continue reading ““Mets Medical Malpractice?” from CapFigure Podcast (Episode 48 )”