Rays Prospect Kyle Manzardo Continues to Mash

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David Laurila blogs.fangraphs.com © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Manzardo was one of the best hitters in the minors this year. Among players with at least 300 plate appearances, only San Francisco Giants prospect Vaun Brown logged a higher wRC+ (175 compared to 173) or wOBA (.464 compared to .450). […]

Clarke Schmidt Throws a Baby Whirly

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David Laurila blogs.fangraphs.com © Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Clarke Schmidt has added an important weapon to his arsenal since he was first featured here at FanGraphs in January 2021. Given the organization he plays for, it isn’t much of a surprise that that addition is a sweeping slider — or, […]

Texas Rangers Offensive Coordinator Donnie Ecker Talks Hitting

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David Laurila blogs.fangraphs.com © John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports The Texas Rangers made meaningful changes this summer when they parted ways with manager Chris Woodward — Tony Beasley is currently serving in an interim capacity — and subsequently replaced Jon Daniels with Chris Young as their top front office decision-maker. But […]

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