Joe Clarkin, Beyond the Box Score

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Beyond the Box Score

Columbia, MO, United States

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Past articles by Joe:

Amed Rosario should give Mets fans hope, even if he’s not an immediate all-star

Amed Rosario’s call-up at least gives Mets’ fans something to watch. → Read More

Willson Contreras is finally playing like we knew he could

The Chicago catcher is living up to the hype over the past month. → Read More

The enviable, unenviable position of Carlos Rodon

Where does he fit in the White Sox’s long-term plans? We might find out soon enough. → Read More

Where do the Red Sox go with Todd Frazier off the board?

With their top target heading to their arch rivals, Boston has some decisions to make. → Read More

Is Mike Trout enough to get the Angels in the playoffs?

The best player in baseball is about to return. Can he guide his team to October? → Read More

Is Kevin Gausman done being terrible?

After a dreadful couple of months, he’s put together a string of good starts → Read More

No, this still isn’t the moment Mike Zunino breaks out

His latest hot streak hasn’t yielded sustainable results → Read More

Have the Rays found something in Jacob Faria?

The 23-year-old has been fantastic in his first few starts → Read More

Is Wilson Ramos enough to keep the Rays in contention?

The AL East hasn’t been overwhelming good in 2017, but it has at least been close. seven or so games of one another, making it the tightest division race in baseball. The Red Sox remain the favorites, but I don’t think it would shock anyone if any of these teams was the team left standing come October. And of course, it’s not as if only one of the five teams can make it — thanks to the Wild… → Read More

We should be talking about Alex Avila more

He’s had a monster 2017 at the plate. → Read More

Kyle Schwarber’s season is about much more than bad BABIP luck

An explanation for his down year isn’t so simple. → Read More

Sean Manaea is the pitcher everyone thought he could be

The A’s starter has dominated since returning from the disabled list. → Read More

Nobody hits Tyler Anderson hard, so what’s with all the home runs?

With the possible exception of the Twins, the Colorado Rockies are probably the best team story in baseball at the moment. At the beginning of the 2016-17 offseason, the Rockies began to receive some sleeper buzz from the online baseball community. But after some bizarre moves — Ian Desmond at first base? Mike Dunn for how much? — most of the already tepid hype died quickly. And yet they came… → Read More

Yan Gomes isn’t terrible anymore

The Indians catcher has had a huge bounce-back season. → Read More

Hernan Perez is the most versatile player in baseball

His diverse set of skills has helped the Brewers exceed expectations. → Read More

Kyle Freeland is mostly smoke and mirrors

Despite what the stellar surface stats say, the Rockies’ rookie has a long way to go. → Read More

Other shortstops have spoiled us on Addison Russell

Evaluating his progress independent of the Seagers, Bogaertses, Lindors, and Correas of the world → Read More

Eugenio Suarez’s swing adjustment

It’s early in the season, but with his new swing, Suarez is hitting like an All Star. → Read More

Kevin Gausman’s very bad week

Is it a fluke, or a sign of something worse? → Read More

Mitch Haniger is living up to the (very niche) hype

His monster 2016 across double and triple-A is translating to the big leagues. → Read More