Recapping MLBTR’s original content from the past week:
- Bradley Woodrum returned with a must-read update to his excellent, painstakingly researched February piece 2016, “Predicting Tommy John Surgeries.” As Bradley explains, Rangers left-hander Martin Perez should probably check it out. On the other hand, Bradley notes that things continue to look up for dominant Yankees rookie Chad Green.
- Steve Adams sorted the starters and relievers of the upcoming free agent class by velocity, strikeouts, walks, groundball percentage and hard contact rate.
- Steve also answered a reader’s question on whether the Mets should tender a contract to free-falling right-hander Matt Harvey in the offseason. On the heels of a terrible 2017, the former ace will head to arbitration for the third and final time over the winter.
- MLBTR’s Three Needs series rolled along with entries on the Padres, Orioles and Angels.