Shohei Ohtani and Baseball’s Labor Market

After the Astros amazing World Series victory, the biggest baseball story in 2017 is two-way phenom from Japan Shohei Ohtani coming to MLB for the 2018 season. It’s also an example of a significant inefficiency in baseball’s labor market.

Source: Sports Illustrated

Financial Security for Minor League Players Benefits Everyone

The Net Asset Value of some clubs is in excess of $500 million. Why don’t clubs spend more to protect those assets?

Source: FanGraphs

2017 Midseason Top 100 Prospects

Chris Mitchell, one of our favorite prospect analysts, on his mid-season Top Prospects. Looking forward to his year-end roundup.

Source: FanGraphs

Valuing Baseball Salaries with a Wall Street Framework

We all know club options are worth a lot. If you’re not afraid of some math, here is one framework to value them.

Source: FanGraphs

Challenges of the Minor League Baseball Lifestyle

Dirk Hayhurst has written extensively about what its really like to play pro ball.

Source: Bleacher Report