Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, March 30, 2021 -- "Season Preview 2021: Teams #16 - #11"

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"We’ve been talking about Mike Trout and greatness relative to his age for so long that we didn’t notice he got older. He’ll play his age-29 season this year, turning 30 in August. The shape of his game is changing; he’s hit more homers than doubles for a while now, and a strikeout rate that he had lowered mid-career is ticking up again. He’s attempted just 15 steals since the start of the 2019 season, and his defensive numbers in center are slipping."