⚾️Baseball Stathead 02/18/21⚾️ — Tatis Jr. 14-yr deal
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Recent News & Transactions
SS Fernando Tatis Jr. and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a 14-year, $340 million contract.
RP Trevor Rosenthal and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a 1-year, $11 million contract.
UT Brad Miller and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a 1-year, $3.5 million contract.
1B Mitch Moreland and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a 1-year, $2.25 million contract.
RP Oliver Drake and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a 1-year, $775,000 contract.
The Toronto Blue Jays will begin their 2021 season playing home games in Dunedin, Florida.
RP Cody Allen has announced his retirement.
LF Tim Tebow has announced his retirement.
Catch up with all the offseason’s signings at Baseball-Reference.com’s Free Agency Tracker (https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/2020-free-agents.shtml)
Tatis Jr. Record Deal
Largest MLB contracts by total value Name Orig Tm From To Yrs Total AAV Mike Trout LAA 2019 2030 12 $426.5m $35.5m Mookie Betts LAD 2021 2032 12 $365m $30.4m Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP 2021 2034 14 $340m $24.3m Bryce Harper PHI 2019 2031 13 $330m $25.4m Giancarlo Stanton MIA 2015 2027 13 $325m $25m Gerrit Cole NYY 2020 2028 9 $324m $36m Manny Machado SDP 2019 2028 10 $300m $30m Nolan Arenado COL 2019 2027 9 $275m $30.6m Alex Rodriguez TEX 2001 2010 10 $252m $25.2m Stephen Strasburg WSN 2020 2026 7 $245m $35m
See the full leaderboard at Baseball-Reference.com (https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/leaders_contract.shtml)
Stathead Spotlight: Fernando Tatis Jr.
Highest adjusted OPS+ in first 2 seasons (since 1920, min. 500 PA) Player OPS+ PA From To Age Tm Fernando Tatis Jr. 154 629 2019 2020 20‑21 SDP Corey Seager 139 800 2015 2016 21‑22 LAD Arky Vaughan 131 1210 1932 1933 20‑21 PIT Carlos Correa 129 1092 2015 2016 20‑21 HOU Johnny Pesky 122 1389 1942 1946 23‑27 BOS Nomar Garciaparra 118 827 1996 1997 22‑23 BOS
See the full list at Stathead.com’s Batting Season Finder (https://stathead.com/tiny/o9k2k)
Stathead Spotlight: Trevor Rosenthal
Lowest OPS against in high leverage situations in 2020 (min. 40 batters faced in that situation) Player OPS BF Devin Williams .178 46 Alex Colome .268 47 Liam Hendriks .381 55 Antonio Senzatela .385 60 Trevor Rosenthal .396 41 Pete Fairbanks .429 44 Diego Castillo .444 46 Dallas Keuchel .458 43 Marco Gonzales .478 60 Josh Hader .505 50
See the full list at Stathead.com’s Pitching Split Finder (https://stathead.com/tiny/5XhyR)
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Born This Day
1915: Joe Gordon (HOF): 55.7 WAR
1981: Alex Rios: 27.3 WAR (turns 40)
1949: John Mayberry: 25.0 WAR (turns 72)
1990: Didi Gregorius: 18.7 WAR (turns 31)
1997: Ryan Mountcastle: 0.7 WAR (turns 24)
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