MLB Streaks & Trends: September 27
Joe Gallina goes around the league, tracking the notable streaks and current trends affecting most fantasy baseball leagues.
As we head toward the end of the 2019 baseball year, let’s take a look back at the season that was and also take a look forward at what we can expect in 2020.
The 2019 season will obviously be remembered as the year of the long ball. There have never been as many home runs hit in a single regular season of baseball. Heading into Thursday’s action there were a total of 6625 home runs hit. Prior to this season, the most home runs ever hit were 6105 in 2017. Eleven teams hit 200 or more home runs in 2018, and 24 have reached that milestone this season.
Will this trend continue? Maybe, but probably not for long! MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has requested that a new study be done on the current baseballs being used in the game today in order to determine if they are the cause for the recent surge in home runs in the big leagues. The Triple-A International and Pacific Coast Leagues began using the same baseballs that are currently being used in the MLB this season and there was a...