Todd Zola recaps some of the decisions he and Derek Van Riper have made as they take part in the very first draft of the 2017 season, but nabbing Mike Trout with the first overall pick was one of the easiest ones.
Todd Zola leaves some notes to himself for his 2017 drafts, including a reminder to focus more on hitting early given his knack for consistently finding valuable arms like Brandon Finnegan in the late rounds.
With the season winding down, Brad Johnson takes this week to discuss a few of his favorite topics, including the “Do No Harm Principle,” in which he uses Clayton Kershaw and Alfredo Simon as examples.
Brad Johnson details his top three draft-board arms for next year in both National and American Leagues. At the top of his list is Clayton Kershaw, who Johnson believes will continue to have major first-round impact.
Jeff Stotts explains that MLB roster expansions can lead to injured players being treated more conservatively, which creates missed opportunities for statistical contributions. Baltimore’s Chris Tillman is one such player.
This week, Brad Johnson focuses on pitchers in the American League who will be in demand next year, like Yu Darvish, so if you’re out of the title hunt this year, it's a great time to do your homework for next season.