MLB early trends: Yankees’ Aaron Judge pulling the ball again; is home-field advantage still an advantage?


The 2020 MLB season is less than two weeks old and, unfortunately, the headlines are being dominated by COVID-19 outbreaks rather than dingers and pitching performances. Twenty-one members of the Marlins’ traveling party, including 18 players, have tested positive within the last two weeks. Seven Cardinals players and six staffers have tested positive as well.

On the field, the 60-game season is roughly 15 percent complete and the “it’s still early” doesn’t apply like it normal does two weeks into the season. Every game carries that much more importance in a short season. Last week we looked at three big name starting pitchers who are missing velocity in the early going, among other things. Here are three more early season trends.

Judge pulling the ball again

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