Baseball and softball players today have to choose from a plethora of bats. Gone are the days when wood bats were the only option available. Players who want something other than a wood bat need to consider the ‘composite vs aluminum bats’ debate.
A great starting pitcher can throw anywhere from four to five pitches anywhere in the zone for strikes.
One might be his designated strikeout pitch that he goes for early in the count when he’s got the batter in a hole. A great pitcher might only utilize one pitch, like Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera used his cutter, but they can certainly expand into having two or even three pitches that they feel confident in.
America’s pastime is and has been governed by a plethora of rules both written and unwritten for over a century, but when it comes to the ball that is thrown to start every single game, Major League Baseball has installed a little leeway.
Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox took home MVP honors last season and while having a solid season, is far off the pace from a year ago.
With baseballs flying out of the ballpark at record rates, there are several players having seasons worthy of MVP consideration. Not to overlook pitchers, because they have in the past won the award, but it would take a very special season to win Cy Young Award and MVP honors.
With the Major League Baseball season heading down the home stretch, the playoff races are heating up. Coinciding with the run for the post season are battles for individual honors, including Most Valuable Player. Generally, the MVP comes from a contending team and this year is no exception.