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Nick Gutierrez
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Nick Gutierrez
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Do any other positions show a move in the opposite direction?

 
Nick Gutierrez
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I think this means I really need to see this <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=59603">Justin Bour</a></span> "slide".

 
Nick Gutierrez
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I don't know much of anything about golf, or physics for that matter, but it seems to me that a necessary difference here is that a hitter in baseball needs to hit multiple pitches, at multiple speeds, in every possible location in the strike zone, while a golfer only has to hit a ball placed at his feet. So, it makes sense to me that the quicker an entire swing is, the more time (albeit a matter of fractions of a second) a hitter has to see and react to a pitch. A Miguel Cabrera-type hitter may simply not have time to start a swing slowly, and still have it be one effective motion that hits every type of pitch well. So maybe it's not about one swing that absolutely maximizes bat speed against one pitch in one location (as in golf?), but one approach that maximizes effectiveness across the spectrum of possible pitches.

 
Nick Gutierrez
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Hopefully, Schwarber stays a leadoff man for a long time so #3 can eventually be known as a Schwarb.

 
Nick Gutierrez
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I'm sure I'm missing something obvious - what is "<span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=CS" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('CS'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">CS</span></a>" as a pitch type?

 
Nick Gutierrez
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That's a lot of PAs for Dominguez, but they don't really have a lot of options, do they?

Feb 25, 2011 1:48 PM on October 5-12
 
Nick Gutierrez
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The problem with adding more playoff rounds is weather. World Series games are already being played right up to the end of October. Adding another round pushes that into the first and probably second weeks of November. Starting the season earlier would lead the same problem, except in March instead of November. The only way to do this would be to cut the season down to around 140-150 games, but I doubt the owners would want to lose out on the gate revenue.

 
Nick Gutierrez
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Interesting to see how different the two BP teams ended up being. I'm not a huge fantasy player (anymore), but it'll be fun following the teams as the year goes on.

Mar 28, 2009 9:29 PM on Assigned the Impossible
 
Nick Gutierrez
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I think it would be interesting to see how these players' seven-year projections would change, too. Would that tend to show a bigger difference between the actual and the stress test versions of these players?

Mar 27, 2009 12:50 PM on Stress Tests