Randy Holt, Beyond the Box Score

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Beyond the Box Score

Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Randy:

Measuring Vlad Jr’s breakout against Vlad Sr’s

In an Ohtani-less world, Vladito is the MVP, but how does his breakout measure up against his old man’s own coming out party? → Read More

Which rebuilding teams have accidentally discovered quality big leaguers?

Teams at the bottom of the standings have unearthed some hidden gems in their pursuit of someday contending again. → Read More

Does Javier Báez’s enigmatic nature make his impending free agency messier?

The acquisition of Javy Báez has drawn all sorts of negative attention for a New York Mets team that likely didn’t want any more of it. Are there longer term ramifications at play? → Read More

Where did this version of Austin Riley come from?

Atlanta’s run atop the division can be largely attributed to the breakout of their third baseman. → Read More

Should we still believe in the San Diego Padres?

Are the preseason darlings cooked for the season or is there still hope in 2021? → Read More

Bryan Reynolds has quietly returned to form

A small glimmer of hope in an otherwise lost year for Pittsburgh. Again. → Read More

The logistics of moving Fernando Tatis, Jr. to the outfield

While it wouldn’t be unprecedented, a potential move to the outfield could make the Padres’ lineup construction very murky. → Read More

Jonathan India may be the best second baseman in baseball

After a slow start to his rookie campaign, the Reds’ second baseman is not only the front runner for NL Rookie of the Year, but might be the best second baseman in the game. → Read More

Is Harrison Bader’s offensive breakout real?

The glove-first centerfielder is experiencing easily his best season at the plate. → Read More

Jed Hoyer’s comments underscore issues with Cubs’ operation

The current Chicago Cubs general manager took some parting shots at his former employees. → Read More

Blue Jays acquire trade deadline’s top remaining starter in José Berríos

The Twins pick up a couple of top tier prospects in exchange for their ace. → Read More

Yankees add another lefty bopper in Anthony Rizzo

Another notable lefty hitter heads to the Bronx, with more action likely on the way. → Read More

How Eric Hosmer became San Diego’s odd man out

With the trade deadline looming, the Padres may attach prospects in a deal to unload Hosmer’s contract. → Read More

Brewers: Where has Christian Yelich’s power gone?

Despite Milwaukee running away with the division title, their star outfielder hasn’t been the same player in 2021. → Read More

Twins trade candidate José Berríos is the best he has ever been

As trade rumors begin to swirl, the Minnesota Twins hurler could be the prize of the deadline as he begins to reach his full potential. → Read More

How is Jake Cronenworth generating his power?

The brilliant contact hitter is showcasing power potential for the San Diego Padres thanks to his reliance on the pull side. → Read More

How effectively are MLB teams utilizing depth against high volume of injuries?

No team has been exempt from MLB’s injury woes, but how are those who have been hit hardest coping in deploying their reserves? → Read More

Reds’ Nick Castellanos is the Most Interesting Man in Baseball

Nick Castellanos continues to evolve both on and off the field, with the latest iteration of the former putting him in contention for some serious attention, All-Star and otherwise. → Read More

Blue Jays’ Cavan Biggio struggling to keep up with the legacies

Of the three prominent second-generation ballplayers in Toronto, it’s Biggio that is having trouble living up to his pops. → Read More

Let’s Talk About Some Overlooked Defenders

A quick examination of some players whose defensive strength, for a variety of reasons, hasn’t been given its proper due. → Read More