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MLB Barometer: Winners and Losers From the First Week
8 days ago
Erik Halterman's first Barometer of the season focuses primarily on players whose roles have changed for better or worse, but in Shane Bieber's case, his two strong starts are highlighted.
MLB Barometer: The Biggest Movers Since Spring Games Began
36 days ago
Which players are rising up draft boards this spring, and which players are tumbling down?
MLB Barometer: End-of-Season Risers and Fallers
196 days ago
Erik Halterman looks at the best and worst players by round for earned auction value rankings, including Freddie Freeman, who from a pure "spots gained" perspective, was the best pick of Round 1.
MLB Barometer: 2023 All-Risers Team
204 days ago
Erik Halterman's All-Risers Team highlights a group of players who have far outpaced preseason expectations, featuring Braves first baseman Matt Olson.
MLB Barometer: Mocks and Martians
218 days ago
Erik Halterman takes a quick look at 2024 before returning to the players making noise down the stretch in 2023, including Jasson Dominguez.
MLB Barometer: Setting the Stage for September
225 days ago
Erik Halterman looks at players who have impressed in recent weeks, starting with Bryce Harper, who in August has come roaring back to MVP form after Tommy John surgery last November.
MLB Barometer: Sophomore Surge
232 days ago
Erik Halterman writes about a set of risers that's particularly heavy on second-year players, starting with last year's AL Rookie of the Year, Julio Rodriguez.
MLB Barometer: Workload Management Season
239 days ago
Erik Halterman investigates who's hot and who's at risk of getting shut down, with Cleveland's Gavin Williams fitting both categories.
MLB Barometer: New Roles and New Levels
247 days ago
Erik Halterman takes a look at players who are in new roles or reaching new performance levels since the break, including Padres infielder Ha-Seong Kim.
MLB Barometer: Biggest Projection Changes
260 days ago
Erik Halterman discusses the players who have most changed their projections per THE BAT X this season, including Felix Bautista, who's now in a tier of his own among his fellow relievers.
MLB Barometer: Atlanta's Overshadowed Star
267 days ago
Erik Halterman looks at players turning heads in recent weeks, starting with Matt Olson in Atlanta, who leads the NL in homers.
MLB Barometer: Predicting the Biggest Risers of the Second Half
273 days ago
Erik Halterman shares his picks for the biggest risers of the second half, including Bobby Witt Jr.
MLB Barometer: Cruising Into the Break
281 days ago
As we head into the All-Star break, Erik Halterman highlights players whose recent performances you won't want to ignore, starting with the White Sox Luis Robert.
MLB Barometer: The Best and Worst First Halves
289 days ago
Erik Halterman analyzes the players who produced the most (or least) relative to draft-day expectations across the first three months of the season.
MLB Barometer: The Best Ohtani Yet?
296 days ago
Erik Halterman discusses who's up and who's down around the league, including Shohei Ohtani, who's reaching a new level at the plate.
MLB Barometer: The Year of the Rookie
302 days ago
Erik Halterman's set of risers and fallers is rookie-heavy, starting with Cincinnati's 21-year-old Elly De La Cruz.
MLB Barometer: If You Could Do It All Over Again
317 days ago
Erik Halterman breaks down the biggest movers from the Memorial Day Second Chance drafts, including unquestioned top pick Ronald Acuna Jr.
MLB Barometer: Moving Into the Middlegame
324 days ago
Erik Halterman uses a chess metaphor to describe this time of the season, and discusses 10 players whose values have recently changed, starting with the Astros' Framber Valdez.
MLB Barometer: Tout Wars Check-In
331 days ago
Erik Halterman writes about this week's risers and fallers, which includes Marlins pitcher Eury Perez, who made his big-league debut last week and also has a spot on Halterman's Tout Wars team.
MLB Barometer: Splitting Small Samples
338 days ago
Erik Halterman discusses the week’s hot players, starting with Masataka Yoshida, who’s slashed .438/.479/.750 over the course of a still-active 16-game hitting streak.
MLB Barometer: The Best and Worst of April
346 days ago
This week, Erik Halterman ranks his biggest risers and fallers according to our earned auction values page, with Arizona starting pitcher Zac Gallen leading off.
MLB Barometer: Strong Starts for Young Outfielders
352 days ago
Erik Halterman discusses this week's risers and fallers, noting plenty of outfielders like Josh Lowe are rising.
MLB Barometer: Meaningful Mid-April Movers
360 days ago
Adley Rutschman is off to a special start, which has Erik Halterman wondering if the Baltimore catcher may eventually be elevated to the best-hitting catcher in baseball.
MLB Barometer: Early Breakout Candidates
April 11, 2023
It's still early in the season, but Erik Halterman is wondering whether this is the start of a big year for Wander Franco, who's hitting .317/.364/.683 with four homers and a pair of steals in 10 games.
MLB Barometer: Vroom, Vroom
April 5, 2023
Erik Halterman discusses the new rule changes and who is likely benefiting from them, including the Diamondbacks Corbin Carroll, who's had experience with similar rules in the minors.
MLB Barometer: Job Battle Winners and Losers
March 29, 2023
Erik Halterman discusses players who won, and lost, job battles as we inch closer to Opening Day, starting with Yankees short stop Anthony Volpe.
MLB Barometer: Spring Training ADP Changes
March 14, 2023
Erik Halterman tackles the biggest risers and fallers around the league since spring training games began, starting with Jazz Chisholm who comes with some risk but potentially offers a huge payout.
MLB Barometer: End-of-Season Risers and Fallers
October 7, 2022
For his end-of-year-wrap-up, Erik Halterman goes by round to list his risers to see how they performed vs. their earned auction value ranking, starting with Mookie Betts in Round 1.
MLB Barometer: 2022 All-Risers Team
September 27, 2022
Erik Halterman lists this season's All-Risers, featuring Aaron Judge, who's the first player to reach 60 homers in 21 years.
MLB Barometer: Risers and Fallers
September 19, 2022
Erik Halterman looks at who's hot and who's not as the calendar winds down on the season and notes that Yoan Moncada is finally hitting the way he has in the past.