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I suspect <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=111164">Alex Lange</a></span> had fewer innings-pitched than any other Friday night pitcher in a power conference. Paul Mainieri and <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=769">Adam Dunn</a></span> are very mindful of their pitchers futures and are protective of their arms.
Can we add <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=102559">J.P. Crawford</a></span> to the list yet?
Amen to the other laudatory comments.
I agree with Barry. This is useful and i would like for it to become a regular feature.
Yes, yes, and yes. A test that fixes the time between innings is to record the game and fast forward through the commercials. It is amazing how may spots they squeeze in, and how fast the rest of the game is.
When I was raising my family we could all go to the game with taking out a loan. We could go to day games and get home before bed time. There were some day games that mattered--like the all-star game and the WS. Your paragraph summarizing how kids are being excluded by the owners is right on. It is hard to grow up being a fan now, since fewer families can afford to go enough games to raise "little fans". Your fourth from the bottom paragraph is, in fact, the root cause of the problem.
This is a crap write up. Doesn't BP have an editor anymore?
I largely agree with nolanlemond10's comments. My view of the Braves is they would spend the next many years in the .450 to .525 range. What I seem to be in the minority is I don't see the Braves as a racist team. Not that they were the Dodgers or Indians in bringing in Black and Latinos, but they weren't laggards either. The trips I have made to Atlanta gives me in impression they were quite friendly to minorities when it wasn't easy in Georgia. Certainly they didn't resist integration like the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs et al.
The arrogance of ownership is not a Brave uniqueness. I am not sure where they would rank with the Marlins, Orioles, Yankees, Red Sox, the last day's of Montreal, Astros among others.
I do share the loathing of using public funding to build new ball parks. As long as cities pay, it will continue. That goes for the over-the-top spring training facilities that Floridians and Arizonans buy.
This is not an article that makes baseball any more fun.
To the above examples, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=18205">Dave Righetti</a></span>, <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=29303">Bob Stanley</a></span> are two more examples. Less prominent is <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=47279">Jesse Chavez</a></span>. In tiers, Russell's argument appears to valid.
In earlier days a lot of young pitchers started as relievers so their data are all available too.
Could you generate a table of pitchers you think would fit nicely into the "short starter" category?
Count me as a fan of this type of analysis in BP.
Indeed it did. The Book; Tango, Lichtman and Dolphin; 2009 also reset some thinking.
Surprised Nolan Arenado didn't make the list.
Nor can I.
Good work again, Russell.
John Smoltz states that it is not the total number of pitches but the number of high stress pitches that lead to injuries. Could the Batters Faced data be weighted with a leverage index, and the same with innings pitched?
I really like the emphasis you have put on scouting/minors this year. Thank you.
I have missed the long term view the last few years and I am delighted it is back. The other new features are also fine additions. Kudo's, Rob.
The second leg of the story is that MLB drafts just before the college world series, complicating the player's decision process at the worst possible time. MLB should draft two weeks later and the player would have a clearer picture of whether to sign or not.
Professor, it is good baseball fare for January. I don't know about frisky, but the raspberries were sweet AND tart.
Molina was 43% CS in 2013. Gordon is only 77% successful lifetime. I would let ole Pizza Cutter combine those numbers, because I don't know how, but I can see the probabilities are not favorable. (The picture of Gerald Laird gunning him down in the previous series is still lucid in my mind).
This argument may only be good for Billy Hamilton.
I like this format. Good stuff Professor et al.
In the bullet list at the bottom, conditioning is also a factor. It is harder to collect data to quantify this, but I suspect it is a very real factor.
What is not clear to me--and this article didn't address this--is what has changed in the last 20 or so years in the player's psych. In the 60 and 70's the All Star game mattered a lot. They had a smaller rosters, but they did take a player from every team and they wore their regular team's uniforms.
Fine article, Kevin. The other factor is the Appel decision is that Appel will now have a degree from Stanford, which over a lifetime will be worth more than the bonus and it vulnerable to sore arms and pulled groins.
I have been trying to understand why the MLBPA got involved in the first place since Alvarez is not a member of the union. Is it that Boros is actually the member? Who is eligible for membership in the Association?