The most serious challenger for AL MVP last season mounted that assault on Mike Trout’s throne with a 7.5-WARP season—combining elite defense and baserunning with very good hitting. Unlike many who derive value from non-offensive exploits, Mookie Betts earned superstar recognition, possibly because of how often those exploits translated to re-tweetable video highlights. And also because he ended up with 31 homers to go with his 26 steals and world-class defense.
The youngest pitcher consistently taking his turns in a starting rotation this year is named German Marquez. Transplanted from the slow-moving Rays organization to the arm-desperate Rockies in the Corey Dickerson deal and quickly tasked with the challenge of, you know, pitching for the Rockies, Marquez has more than survived thus far. At age 22. Only three younger pitchers have started a major-league game at all in 2017, and none of them have made more than five starts.
Wednesday night, just before Josh Harrison turned on Rich Hill’s 99th pitch and poked a homer over Curtis Granderson’s glove, over the left field wall, I was happily imagining Hill atop a very specific Baseball-Reference Play Index search. I’d been thinking about it for at least 10 minutes, nervously waiting to hear whether the Dodgers had anyone warming up in the bullpen in the top of the 10th inning of a 0-0 game, and then silently rejoicing at the news that they did not.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".