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5 candidates for improvement in 2022

The Houston Astros had a strong 2021 despite being two games short of winning the World Series and many individual players had great seasons.Even though some Astros have had standout seasons, there is room for improvement, as there always…

Astros’ Yuli Gurriel improves with age

In the Astros' last regular season game, Yuli Gurriel did magic with his first shot.He shot the ball to left field. Jason Castro came in from third base as a winning point. The Astros' canoe was emptied. Teammates and coaches invaded…

0.244 batting average since 1968

NEW YORK - The major league batting average has fallen to 0.244 this season, its lowest since the pitcher's year in 1968, although offense has risen markedly following baseball's mid-season crackdown on adhesion enhancing substances for…

Zack Collins’ MLB time could end

The Chicago White Sox are slowly approaching their full strength. Ahead of Sunday night's game against the Chicago Cubs, Yasmani Grandal could be seen throwing bombs into the stands at Wrigley Field during batting practice. One of his…

1 hitter hits Marcus Stroman this year

There is only one hitter in baseball this season that has had much success against New York Mets starter Marcus Stroman. Although Stroman has played against many teams throughout the year, he cannot avoid facing this guy every time.Who…

Best prospects for June 26, 2021

Here's a look at Saturday's top Minor League players in each team's Top 30 Prospects list: Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS (MLB No. 7), Double-A Northwest ArkansasDaniel Lynch, LHP (MLB No. 21), Triple-A OmahaIt's never a surprise when Bobby…

The 20 stars of the Baseball Times 2021

Every year, sports staff and contributors to The Times vote for the Times 20 All-Stars for baseball. Here are the choices for the 2020-21 high school sports season. Players are selected from 21 high school programs in The Times coverage…