It's Labor Day so hopefully you are all spending time with the family. Or you're sitting at the pool, BBQ'ing, drinking out of the keg, out of a paper bag, whatever... hell, I hope you're doing all the things I'm not doing as I work away. Part of that working fest this Monday is me providing a review of a handful of pitchers and batters that are in the news. None of them are really big names, figured it was apropos to deal more with lesser names on Labor Day, but that doesn't mean they aren't names you should know.
Three soft tossers who are struggling on the mound, a couple of soft tossers that are having success, and three hitters who have had a lot of success. Sooner or later the regression monster rears it's ugly head. Sometimes it takes a few weeks, sometimes a few months, and sometimes it might even take a year or two. Eventually though, the monster usually gets its target. Three hurlers for the Phillies, Cubs and Pirates might have been caught. The Athletics and Cardinals have good pitching staffs, and we'll highlight two names today that aren't exactly of the household variety. Offensively the Red and White Sox have two hitters that are performing fairly well while the Indians made a commitment to a hitter that has been excellent in limited work this season.