Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Offense is down around all of baseball, and the need for bats is great. Specifically, teams are in desperate need of power bats, and many are looking for one ahead of the trade deadline on Thursday afternoon.
The following teams have all been connected to one or some of the available outfielders on the trade market. Their rank among all MLB outfielders is in parenthesis.
TeamwOBAOPSHR
Seattle.283 (30).637 (30)16 (29)
Cincinnati.297 (28).670 (28)27 (22)
St. Louis.302 (24).675 (24)23 (27)
Atlanta.312 (18).702 (17)37 (11)
Kansas City.313 (16).703 (16)14 (30)
New York.314 (15).711 (15)40 (8)
Pittsburgh.344 (7).780 (8)40 (8)
Seattle, Cincinnati and St. Louis are the three teams who need the most help. Their outfielders have posted a weighted on-base average (wOBA), on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) and home run totals that are among the worst in baseball. Atlanta, Kansas City, and New York all need some help in the outfield as well, with Pittsburgh's inclusion in the outfield trade market somewhat interesting, given they are in the top 10 in all three categories.  READ MORE AT NumberFire.com