I’m a baseball fan, so, obviously, I love statistics. We are finishing up the year with the most views of allthingsvalleyleague.com by far, and you better believe I was paying attention to those stats every day.
Well, as I did at the end of 2017, let’s take a look at the most trafficked articles from the year. feel free to click the links to revisit some of the best moments of the 2018 VBL season!
- Baseball America Top Ten Prospects: The erstwhile publication listed Staunton’s Jeremy Cook as the top prospect in the league, with Andrew Eyster second.
- #6 Starter: Evan “Buckshot” Flynn, Staunton: Evan comes with an awesome nickname and backstory…. and plenty of folks who wanted to read about him!
- All Things Valley League’s First Annual Top Prospects: With tons of help from coaches (and others), the first ever top prospect list for this site. My goodness did I spend a ton of time on this one. I like the list; the order, not so much.
- #1 Reliever: Anthony Zimmerman: The most recent article on this list, Anthony went viral from just a couple days ago.
- One Day Left: Playoff Scenarios: The standing and outlook for each Valley league team with one day left in the regular season. So many details and possibilities….
- New Market Wins Valley League Championship: This one should be #1, shouldn’t it? Along with an awesome picture and game report, this is the story of New Market’s clinching game- the franchise’s first title since 2002.
- Results from July 11: Every once in a while, one of these daily updates will go viral, or at least as viral as a summer league article can go. This one had Front Royal’s Spencer Packard as the hitter of the day, and his teammate, Andrew Brighton, as the pitcher of the day.
- Results from June 28: Two hitters of the day: Front Royal’s Andrew Burden and Charlottesville’s Dominic D’Alessandro. Pitcher of the day was Charlottesville’s Cody Maw.
- Best Playoff Hitters: The dudes who hit the best in the 2018 playoffs- with a pic of New Market’s Andrew Kasiski.
- A Look at the Playoff Chase: Published on July 24th, 2018. These little updates take a surprising amount of time. If Team A wins, and Team B loses, and Team C is rained out… what would the playoff race look like? I’ve messed these up, before, too. (But not this one.)