Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, July 26, 2022 -- "Guardians of Contact"

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"The Guardians are squeezing all they can out of their contact-oriented offense, and they have a 99 wRC+. The offense is representative of a team that’s pretty much average down the line: The rotation is 17th in FIP, while throwing the seventh-most innings in baseball. The bullpen is 13th in FIP. The defense rises above that, rated a bit above average by Defensive Efficiency and Defensive Runs Saved, and third in all of baseball by Outs Above Average."