Fantasy Baseball Notes: February 24, 2014

  • Of the top finishers for wOBA in 2013, more than 30 points separated first place (Miguel Cabrera, .455) and second place (Mike Trout, .423)
  • Not surprisingly, those two finished first and second, respectively, in wRC+ (weighted runs created compared against league average) (Cabrera – 192, Trout – 176)
  • Of the Top 10 finishers in FIP (fielding-independent pitching) in 2013, only Felix Hernandez (3.04) and David Price (3.03) had an ERA over 3
  • Of those Top 10 in FIP, only two of those pitchers had ERA’s north of 4. Rick Porcello – 4.32, Edwin Jackson – 4.98)
  • Bud Norris was victim to the worst BABIP rating among pitchers in 2013 at .333. One of every 3 batters that hit the ball in play against him reached safely with a hit
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The Top 6 MLB Spring Training Caps for 2014

Because this off-seasons are too long…

1.) Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics New Era MLB Diamond Era 59FIFTY Cap Hats

There is a smiling elephant, balancing on a baseball. The colors are rare and pop off that. I mentioned the elephant and his impressive stance, right?

2.) Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox New Era MLB Diamond Era 59FIFTY Cap Hats

A new addition to the 2014 collection. “Batting Man” has class!

3.) Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds New Era MLB Diamond Era 59FIFTY Cap Hats

Look all humans in the Nasty Nati, this baseball has a mustache.

4.) St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals New Era MLB Diamond Era 59FIFTY Cap Hats

As much as I would rather not include the Redbirds in this list, that graphite color is too cool not to include #PunIntended

5.) Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners New Era MLB Diamond Era 59FIFTY Cap Hats

This one was a lock, as it reminds me of the 90’s Mariners days. Classy, clean, too.

6.) Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles New Era MLB Diamond Era 59FIFTY Cap Hats

Anytime the Oriole Bird rears his beautiful face, baseball fans win