The Guardians Saved Their Closer

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By Ben Clemens blogs.fangraphs.com © Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Tuesday night, the White Sox and Guardians played to a standstill over the first eight innings of a game that would help decide the fate of the American League Central. Of course, getting late into the game with a chance to […]

An Update on Aaron Judge’s Historic Home Run Pursuit

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Ben Clemens blogs.fangraphs.com © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports I regret to inform you that there won’t be many more of these articles about Aaron Judge’s chase for 60, 61, and 62 home runs. It’s not because they aren’t fun to write (they are), or because they aren’t well-received (I think […]

J.P. Feyereisen, Record-Setter | FanGraphs Baseball

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Ben Clemens blogs.fangraphs.com © Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports I think we could all use a little more positive reinforcement in our lives. Imagine typing away at your desk job (c’mon, it’s not that much of a stretch to guess that you’re reading this at work) when your boss sends you […]

Elvis Lives | FanGraphs Baseball

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Ben Clemens blogs.fangraphs.com © David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Elvis Andrus didn’t come to Chicago as a marquee attraction. He wasn’t a trade deadline acquisition; rather, the A’s released him on August 17, and the White Sox signed him two days later. At the time, it felt notable for a completely […]

Ben Clemens FanGraphs Chat – 9/19/22

Ben Clemens

Ben Clemens blogs.fangraphs.com All major league baseball data including pitch type, velocity, batted ball location, and play-by-play data provided by Sports Info Solutions. Major League and Minor League Baseball data provided by Major League Baseball. Mitchel Lichtman All UZR (ultimate zone rating) calculations are provided courtesy […]

(When) Will Albert Pujols Reach 700 Home Runs?

Ben Clemens

By Ben Clemens blogs.fangraphs.com Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports I’ve been having fun producing estimates of when Aaron Judge might hit his 60th, 61st, and 62nd home runs this season. It’s cool for multiple reasons: I love home run chases, like most baseball fans, and I also like coming up with […]

Ben Clemens FanGraphs Chat – 9/12/22

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Ben Clemens blogs.fangraphs.com 2:00 Ben Clemens: Hello everyone, and welcome to a Monday baseball chat 2:01 Ben Clemens: A lot has happened since the last time I chatted (thanks, Labor Day), and there are both some fun playoff races and some fun milestone chases going on in the last month-ish […]

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