This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.
With just six weeks left in the season and most of you knowing what to do in terms of category chasing and being careful streaming starting pitchers, I wanted to interrupt my weekly strategic introduction and drop some interesting tidbits:
- Among the top 10 pitchers with the most home runs allowed, four were drafted among the top 25 starting pitchers this spring – Masahiro Tanaka (ADP: 80, 28 HR), Julio Teheran (ADP: 108, 28 HR), Rick Porcello (ADP: 112, 28 HR), Gerrit Cole (ADP: 105, 26 HR)
- For the second consecutive season, the Orioles rank dead last in team stolen bases. With 25 swipes on the season so far, they've already eclipsed last year's total of 19. As a point of refence, the Brewers led the league with 181 stolen bases last year, 42 more than the second place Reds.