The Best of FanGraphs: June 5-9, 2017 by Paul Swydan June 10, 2017 Each week, we publish north of 100 posts on our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times and blue for Community Research. MONDAY FanGraphs’ 2017 Mock Draft, by Eric Longenhagen This piece represents a great deal of effort on Eric’s part. Also, there’s a pitcher who’s going to be taken in this draft named D.L. Oh the irony! TUESDAY Max Scherzer’s New Toy, by Eno Sarris Hint: It’s not this. Or this. But, could it be one of these? No, no, it probably can’t be. Tampa Bay and the Millennial Challenge, by Michael Lortz They’re not to blame here, for once. They may become the saviors. Tipping Pitches: How Good is Chase Anderson?, by Paul Sporer Well, I’m not going to tell you here — you have to read the article! WEDNESDAY You’ll Never Forget About Scooter Gennett, by Jeff Sullivan Four homer games are tremendous, especially when they’re achieved by players who aren’t even home run hitters. What a fun moment in the season this was. Joc Pederson’s Less than Ideal Batted Balls, by Joe Douglas The Dodgers outfielder has had a bit of a rough year, but Joe still finds a ray of hope amongst the sadness. Where the (Ballpark) Weather Comes From, by Richard Bergstrom In his THT debut, Richard brings some interesting research to the table about where the weather coming from box scores does. THURSDAY How the Teams Have Drafted in This Millennium, by Jeff Sullivan Some important draft context as we prepare for it next week. Also important context — it’s not the “millenium,” it’s the “Newmannium.” Jeremy Barfield on Returning from Oblivion (Not as a Pitcher), by David Laurila One of the things that makes baseball great is players such as these who dare to succeed time and time again. How Good is Zack Cozart?, by Dave Cameron Not this good, is the likely answer. The Collateral Damage of Victory Showers, by Britni de la Cretaz Britni spoke with a senior VP from Gatorade, as well as both Guerin Austin and Ken Rosenthal about Gatorade/Powerade showers. Really fun stuff! FRIDAY The Homepage Has Been Redesigned!, by Sean Dolinar This has been a long time in the making, and Sean did an amazing job shepherding this project from start to finish. Technically, this post should be on Thursday, but Sean published it just before midnight, so I’m counting it as Friday. KATOH’s Top 250 Draft-Eligible College Players, by Chris Mitchell One last bit of draft prep from Chris ahead of next week’s draft. Have We Lost Our Appreciation for No-Hitters?, by Craig Edwards Some great research by Craig. I certainly didn’t realize we’ve had that few no-hitters lately. Give a Fat Guy a Chance? by TKDC That’s all we really want. You’ll love us, I promise.