1. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 3

    The Chicago Cubs went 1-4 last week, as they were swept by the New York Yankees before dropping two of three to the Cincinnati Reds . That puts them at No. 29 in this week's MLB power rankings...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 8,160 reads 16 comments

  2. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand After Week 3

    There are now three weeks of the 2014 MLB season in the books, and while most teams are clustered around the .500 mark at this point, there are a handful of teams that have already started to separate themselves from the pack a bit...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 172,936 reads 356 comments

  3. 10 MLB Players Due for Noticeable Regressions in 2014

    When an MLB player turns in a big season these days, the immediate question is whether it is something he is capable of duplicating—and with so many advanced stats available, regression is becoming easier to project...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 24,951 reads 22 comments

  4. Breaking Down the Staying Power of MLB's Early Surprise Teams

    Each MLB season sees a handful of unexpected teams get off to good starts, and this year has been no different...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 6,145 reads 19 comments

  5. MLB Position-by-Position Player Rankings, Mid-April Edition

    Last season, I wrote a handful of articles breaking down my position-by-position rankings, and I will do that on a regular basis once again this year...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 71,214 reads 277 comments

  6. Dominant Shutout Proves Johnny Cueto Has Regained MLB Ace Status

    The Cincinnati Reds are not exactly off to a roaring start this season. They currently stand at 6-9 on the year and have a number of areas that need to be shored up if they hope to contend...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 4,495 reads 21 comments

  7. Mid-April Report Card Grades for All 30 MLB Teams

    A team's win-loss record early on during the season is not always the best indicator of how the team has performed, simply because it is such a small sample size to work with...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 139,672 reads 283 comments

  8. Ranking the 10 Most Surprising Early MLB Stat Lines

    Ridiculous early-season stat lines are one of the best parts of the first few weeks of each MLB season, as small sample sizes lead to impressive batting averages and ridiculous full-season paces...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 10,776 reads 25 comments

  9. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects After Week 2

    It was another tough week for the Chicago Cubs at the big league level, as they went 2-4 and remain in the No. 30 spot on this week's power rankings ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 8,510 reads 8 comments

  10. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 MLB Teams Stand After 2 Weeks

    The 2014 MLB season is now two weeks old, and while that gives a slightly larger sample size from which to compile this week's MLB power rankings, the season is still very young...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 175,518 reads 285 comments

  11. Ranking MLB's Most Absurd Early-Season Stat Paces

    One of the best parts of the first few weeks of every MLB season is the players who get off to absolutely ridiculous starts — and the stat lines that accompany them...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 5,689 reads 14 comments

  12. Playing Fact or Fiction with All 30 MLB Team's Early-Season Records

    As a fun way to put each team's early-season records into perspective, I extrapolated their current winning percentage out over a full 162 games in order to see how they would be projected to finish if they kept up their current pace...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 50,991 reads 113 comments

  13. A's Deep, Dominant Bullpen Makes Quick Jim Johnson Hook a No-Brainer

    Just eight games into the new season, the Oakland Athletics have already seen enough of the struggling Jim Johnson in the closer's role. The final straw came on Wednesday vs...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 14,334 reads 15 comments

  14. Playing 'Patience or Panic' with MLB's Early-Season Slumps

    The start of every MLB campaign brings a good deal of excitement around the league, as all 30 teams still have hope for the season ahead...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 22,644 reads 51 comments

  15. Angels Josh Hamilton's Thumb Injury Threatens to Derail Promising 2014 Season

    We are less than two weeks into the new MLB season, but there have already been a handful of notable injuries around the league, and you can add Josh Hamilton to the list of players set to miss significant time...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 9,759 reads 19 comments

  16. Bleacher Report's 2014 MLB Writer's Choice Poll

    Each year, a number of different media outlets publish an MLB player survey in which they ask current players for their predictions on topics ranging from who will win it all that season to who the most overrated player in the game is...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 5,002 reads 32 comments

  17. Ryan Braun Poised to Return to Superstar Form After 3-Home-Run Performance

    Coming off of a 65-game PED suspension that ended his 2013 season prematurely, there were legitimate questions as to what kind of player Ryan Braun would be for the Milwaukee Brewers this season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 9,432 reads 141 comments

  18. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 1

    The Chicago Cubs are likely headed for another long season at the major league level, as they enter their third year of rebuilding under Theo Epstein and Co...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 10,992 reads 8 comments

  19. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand After Week 1

    The first week of the 2014 MLB season is in the books, which means we finally have some legitimate data to base this week's MLB power rankings on...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 233,157 reads 412 comments

  20. Playing 'Reality or Mirage' with MLB's 10 Biggest Week 1 Performances

    After a full spring of baseball people saying time and again not to put too much stock into preseason numbers, the regular season is finally here, and we can start poring over some MLB statistics that actually matter...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 38,063 reads 60 comments

  21. Predicting MLB's Biggest Busts of 2014, Position by Position

    Every MLB team has its fair share of surprise contributors each season, but at the same time, there are inevitably a handful of players who fall well short of expectations and wind up as busts...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 59,761 reads 84 comments

  22. Chris Archer Will Become a Pitching Superstar During New, Long-Term Contract

    The Tampa Bay Rays have made a habit of locking up their young talent before it reaches arbitration over the years, as those are the kind of gambles that a small-market team is forced to take...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 2,635 reads 3 comments

  23. All 30 MLB Teams' Biggest X-Factor as 2014 Season Gets Underway

    Every MLB team has question marks heading into the 2014 MLB season—some more than others, of course—and there is at least one X-factor that can be pointed to on each team's roster as a result...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 90,906 reads 44 comments

  24. Power Ranking All 30 MLB Starting Rotations at the Start of 2014

    It's been proven time and again that pitching wins championships. While the Boston Red Sox got to the postseason last year on the strength of the league's No...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 86,728 reads 204 comments

  25. MLB Power Rankings: Who Is Baseball's No. 1 Team on Opening Day?

    After an offseason of trade rumors and free-agent signings, and following a full slate of spring training games, Opening Day of the 2014 MLB season is finally here...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 months ago 294,955 reads 438 comments