All posts by Nik Gaur

Twitter: @Gaur_Nik

Jace Fry is really good

Earned run average (ERA) is probably the most prominent pitching statistic referenced by fans and media, and for good reason. Despite its flaws, it still does a pretty solid job of telling the story on how effective most pitchers have been, even in the age of advanced stats. However, ERA for relievers can be misleading. ...

The Next Step for Nick Madrigal

Nick Madrigal is a very rare player in today's game. While hitting for power is increasingly common among hitters, you don't necessarily need to do so in order to be effective. Madrigal does not project to hit for much power, and that is totally fine. Players can affect games in many ways, and Madrigal is ...

Which current players will still be on the White Sox in 2019?

As August begins, the White Sox 25-man roster is not very pretty (by design). While prospects such as Eloy Jimenez, Michael Kopech, Seby Zavala, Ryan Cordell, and Ian Hamilton could certainly see promotions by the end of the season, only players currently on the 25-man roster were included in this list of players who may ...

Friends of the Rebuild: Non-MLB Athlete Sox Fans

When the Bulls signed Chicago native and White Sox fan Jabari Parker last week, I decided to compile a list of non-MLB athletes who root for the White Sox. As only diehard White Sox fans seem to have interest in the Sox (for good reason, as this is likely the worst stage of the rebuild) ...

Projecting Luis Robert’s MLB Career

One of the first things I ever read about Luis Robert was this tweet: https://twitter.com/MLBPipeline/status/835274607166914565 Unfortunately, that probably is an exaggeration, despite the end of the quote. Regardless, Robert does have immense potential. The White Sox would not have paid him $26 million (plus another $26 million in tax to MLB) if he did not ...

The Quiet Ascent of Tim Anderson

At the beginning of May, if you were asked who the most valuable position player on the White Sox had been in 2018, the answer would probably be Yoan Moncada. At the start of June, if asked the same question, the answer would probably be Jose Abreu. Now, in early July, the answer may be ...

Verlander Bothered by a Persistent Anderson

Last night, the unwritten rules of baseball came into play during the 5th inning of the game between the White Sox and Astros. First, let's go over the sequence of events. With one out in the bottom of the 5th inning, Tim Anderson singled, breaking up Justin Verlander's no-hitter. Anderson clapped his hands and pointed ...

Let’s Relax About Moncada

Yoan Moncada is going to strike out somewhat often. If he had one central flaw when he was signed by Boston, it was his swing and miss potential. Nevertheless, Moncada was a productive player in 2017 despite his 32% strikeout rate, and as this season progresses, chances are he will remain a net positive at ...

Zack Collins: Still A Top-Tier Catching Prospect

As the 2017 season began, Zack Collins saw himself ranked as the #4 catching prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline. As we await the start of the 2018 season, Collins sits at #9 on the updated MLB Pipeline catching prospect rankings. Why did Collins drop five slots? Was it his performance, or did other catching ...

Interview with White Sox Prospect Tyler Danish

Tyler Danish, a right handed pitching prospect for the Chicago White Sox, is often overlooked by fans and rankings due to the recent acquisitions by the team. Danish, who recently turned 23, was drafted by the Sox out of high school for a reason. Recently, I got the chance to ask him some questions on ...