"Who has the lowest BA when they hit the ball hard?" Click here to find out. Plenty of Indians on the list. "Factors could include... lack of strength."
Corey Kluber developing into legitimate ace of Indians staff, by August Fagerstrom (also a tremendous comparison of Kluber and David Price)
Having Some Fun With Depressing Things
Entering Tuesday's game, John Axford had walked 23 batters this season. Here is a list of starting pitchers who had walked fewer batters entering Tuesday:
Phil Hughes (with 9!)
Henderson "Maddux" Alvarez
And then there's Ubaldo, who has walked nearly three times as many batters as Axford.
Clayton Kershaw made his first start after his no-hitter and defeated the Royals 2-0.
Jake Arrieta lost his perfect game, no-hitter and shutout all in the 7th inning last night. But the Cubs beat the .500 Reds anyway.
Evan Grant of the Dallas News mentions Yu Darvish's name as a trade possibility. Not gonna happen. But anyways, I'd happily give the Rangers a package of Lindor, Frazier, Asdrubal, Swisher and $20M that they can use to pay Swisher.