The April 4th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels using metrics for defensive shifts, has Mike Trout already peaked and much more…
The Story: A look at how the Angels are using advanced metrics to influence their defensive positioning.
The Monkey Says: This is a big step forward for the Angels. Once they get this locked down, maybe they can turn their analytic lens to help Scioscia make better bullpen choices.
The Story: Has Mike Trout already peaked?
The Monkey Says: The given answer is “probably not.” That was a lot of ink to spill to come to that conclusion when I think it is pretty clear to see that there just isn’t enough comparative data to ever reach any real conclusion one way or the other.
The Story: Mike Trout, when it is all said and done.
The Monkey Says: This is a long read, but it is pretty much pure unadulterated Trout porn, so it is worth the time.
The Story: Constructing the best possible baseball team from current players.
The Monkey Says: Mike Trout is included… duh. I can’t really argue too much with any of the other choices either, so this is decidedly agreeable. ESPN would hate it.