Crash Davis 2B
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Crash Davis is referenced in the following articles.
|Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 3||Jeff Moore||2014-06-04|
|Mid-Season Outliers: Corner Infield||Baseball Prospectus||2013-07-16|
|Baseball ProGUESTus: The Astros' Killer S's||Andrew Pentis||2013-05-31|
|What You Need to Know: An Offensively Good Start||Daniel Rathman||2013-04-02|
|Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 23||Larry Granillo||2012-09-24|
|Pebble Hunting: The Best Story of 2012||Sam Miller||2012-09-14|
|What You Need to Know: Tuesday, June 12||Daniel Rathman||2012-06-12|
|The Keeper Reaper: First, Third, and DH for 1/13/12||Michael Street||2012-01-13|
|The Lineup Card: Switched at Birth: 14 Players Who Look Like Other People||Baseball Prospectus||2012-01-10|
|The Lineup Card: 9 New Year's Resolutions for Players, Managers, GMs, and Teams||Baseball Prospectus||2011-12-29|
|The Lineup Card: 11 Ballplayers Who Suffered Unusual Demises||Baseball Prospectus||2011-11-17|
|Span and Sain and Pray for Rain: One Cliche at a Time||Emma Span||2011-05-26|
|Overthinking It: When Is .300 Not .300?||Ben Lindbergh||2011-04-21|
|Future Shock: Minor League Hitting Leaders Ten Pack||Kevin Goldstein||2009-09-09|
|Prospectus Hit and Run: Tales in a Minor Key||Jay Jaffe||2009-04-22|
|Prospectus Q&A: Jeremy Sowers||David Laurila||2008-11-02|
|Player Profile: Cliff Lee||Marc Normandin||2008-09-11|
|Player Profile: Cliff Lee||Kevin Goldstein||2008-09-11|
|Player Profile: Cliff Lee||Eric Seidman||2008-09-11|
|Under The Knife: Rain Delay Theater||Will Carroll||2008-05-12|
|Prospectus Toolbox: Dying Quails and Pitchers BABIP||Derek Jacques||2007-06-19|
|2012-05-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Have you noticed anything qualitatively different with Adam Jones this year? New approach, new mechanics, better at anything?|
(Sky from The Roc, NY)
|The glaring statistical difference is in the HR/FB rate. His other rates are relatively close to career marks, but more of his flies are finding the seats. He is also swinging at fewer pitches overall, which suggest a change of approach. He could be sitting dead-red on certain pitches early in the count and laying off anything that does not fit a certain profile until he gets two strikes, and perhaps he has picked up no a particular trend that pitchers had established against him. This is another area where batters who do their homework can reap an advantage.
As Crash Davis said, "If this guy starts me off with the breaking ball ... I'm taking him downtown"
On the jukebox: Billy Idol, "Rebel Yell" (Doug Thorburn)
|2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Any minor-league lifers you've got on your interview radar? It would be great to hear from a real Crash Davis, as opposed to the Hollywood version.|
(devine from Portland)
|I was actually thinking about that recently, and yes. I need to track down Tim Kester, who I believe has hung it up, although I may be wrong. Tim Kester is a wonderful story teller who has played all over, including plenty of winter ball and Europe. He'll be a must-read if you see him pop up as a Prospectus Q&A. (David Laurila)|
No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.