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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=60787">Hyun-jin Ryu</a></span> is listed as <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=45437">Howie Kendrick</a></span> in the chart above
Rodgers over Crawford?
Really? You think it was necessary to post this as a comment? If it does not interest you, move on to the next article. If you are suggesting that women should not be writing for BP, you probably should find a different site with people who share your views. I'm sure BP would rather refund your membership than have this trash in the comments.
I don't think anyone is saying that they are not allowed but it has become one of those things that goes without saying. Most of us think baseball = boys and softball = girls or old guys. I have 4 daughters and 3 sons and I have to admit that, until recently, I never considered registering one of my daughters for baseball despite the fact that we all play baseball together. The thought first popped into my head yesterday when I realized my 6 year old daughter has a cannon.
Is there an consensus view on the Yankees player development system? I know recent results might not be the best indicator of quality and I'm wondering if the industry considers it a strength or weakness of the org.
Collin McHugh is listed twice
I'd guess that there is a dimension of risk tolerance that inhibits non-contenders from employing a "buy variance" strategy. If we borrow from the wealth management sphere and say that the dimensions of risk tolerance are willingness(comfortable rolling the dice) and ability(can afford the monetary losses), the non-contenders are probably a lot more willing than able. Contenders are often more able than willing and the groups end up with similar levels of risk tolerance.
This assumes that the non-contenders are usually the low revenue/low payroll teams and the contenders are the high revenue/high payroll teams.
If this is the case then the discount received from taking on risk is reduced and the Dodgers end up with Brett Anderson, the Yankees with Stephen Drew, etc. The low revenue teams can be priced out of the lottery tickets or have to hope they have a situation like the Padres for pitchers or Rockies for hitters.
I'm shocked by the team as well. I have been expecting this announcement since the Padres hired A.J. Preller. He brought Welke in and I figured Parks was next.
I know nothing about how PITCHf/x data is collected so this may be a stupid question but, is it possible the system in KC was recalibrated in the offseason?
Are the denominators used in the PFM's SGP formula available anywhere on the site? I couldn't find them but am interested because I've noticed the SB and Saves issue as well.
This Tale of the Tape series is a great addition to your fantasy coverage. Thanks.
Just ordered it. I wish you as much success with the book as you've had in Tout.
Is the functional strength mentioned in the Sale section the key for Lee as well? Maybe they can be balanced and stable in seemingly awkward positions due to this strength.
What role do you think fatigue is plyaing in these mechanical flaws?
They do need to let him rest in peace. Splicing together segments from old Up and In episodes is shameful.
This reminds me of when Tupac was releasing albums years after he died.
Am I missing something or do you have to have an account with Facebook or Twitter to participate?
This is a fantastic addition to the site. Thank you!
ROS rankings would be a great addition.
Maybe the increased fastball percentage is because the pitch is easier to control and therefore easier to throw out of the zone. Why risk hanging (or bouncing) a breaking ball?
Were High A starters considered for their ability to contribute to an MLB bullpen or was the assumption that the roles would remain the same?
Agent Josh Kusnick (Joseph listed in the article). He wrote an article for the site. It was an interesting read so the name stuck with me.
Sealed bid or English auction?
Appel incorrectly listed as a top 5 pick.
I'm also glad that this article is possible because of the new draft rules but I still wish the earlier deadline didn't come with the rest of the nonsense.
My favorite piece on this site was the interview you conducted with yourself. I vote for the advice column as long as you submit questions to yourself.
Ben - make this happen, please.
I don't think we should underestimate the impact that his mustache had on his development. There is no way he could look in the mirror and retain any confidence.
I just got off the phone with Jerry and he said no apology was necessary. He wasn't sure what to make of the Verducci piece a while back but was flattered by the comparison.
I know you are not a huge fan of comps but I talked to a few scouts about you and the name Sandusky kept coming up when they mentioned your ceiling. Or was that the floor? Anyway, you have potential. Dangerous potential.
It does not seem like Patrick is interested in having a discussion. He wants to tell you why he is right and you are wrong. I wouldn't waste any more time with this.
Grandal's line reminded me of a dumb question I wanted to ask. Minor league batters are never pitched around, right? I assume they aren't since player development is more important than winning but I don't like to assume.
"Throw the rearview mirror away, because you can't change something that has already happened."
I'm guessing his father wasn't this guy then . . .
James Shields, Justin Masterson, Homer Bailey and Edwin Jackson seem interesting as well. Is this the first in a series of articles?
Phillippe Aumont sounds like the Canadian Andrew Brackman.
You both say that you are more or less comfortable with his PECOTA forecast so as M Jong said it really does come down to how the reader defines arriving. I'll say no. This is not a new level of performance; he's just not as good or bad as we've seen in the past.
Suggestion for future Donnybrook - Will Dexter Fowler break out in 2011?
It seems like there are more legit catching prospects than there has been in a while. If that is true, is it becuase the bar at the major league level has been lowered or are more kids turning to catching as the easiest path to the majors?
There is a bar called Stout on 33rd street that is big enough to accomodate a large crowd and has a great beer selection. Food isn't bad either.
Good prizes but not even Baseball Prospectus can suck me into the nonsense that is twitter and facebook.
Thanks for your hard work. I love the book every year.
Mets GM for the off the field version.
You mention that E-BABIP does not incorporate park effects. That is the first thing I thought of when I saw Dexter Fowler's BABIP on outfield flies. Could be a Coors effect.
Stat Report leaderboards would be great. I'd be interested in some instant analysis when a player is called up from the minors. I know KG does that but not always from a fantasy perspective.
Is the beta of each projection gone forever?
I think the weather played a big role in the recent ratings. Major population centers have been slammed by storms during/right before some of the events mentioned.
I applaud your patience. I've been laughing at the comments and questions coming from people who are not reading and waiting for a reply laced with the F word but you are hanging in there. I'm still betting you crack before the SP rankings come out but I'm impresssed you've made it this far.
Is Beta going to be added? I liked seeing how confident PECOTA was in each projection.
Give dianagram a shot KG! Always has good comments and chat questions.
Great article. I'd like to read more about what prospects do in the offseason. How much control over their schedule do teams have, etc. Anything that reveals how much work really goes into becoming a major leaguer.
The Mets have become the Raiders of MLB.
I like the 3 additional groups idea - High School Players, College Players & Non-MLB \'World\' Players.
I\'d also like to see a composite score for each player. From reading the player comments it seems like some 4 star prospects are borderline 5 and others are a borderline 3. I\'d like to see that numerically and be able to see how the 330 players you rank compare to each other.
Whatever you do, keep the fun facts!