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The Marlins comment looks like it was made by #SCOUT
They both work fine for me, for what it's worth.
Howdy guys, are the catcher framing stats for 2012 publicly available on the web somewhere?
Coaching could be like fielding in the late 90's. It's not possible to quantify and therefore dismissed by many 'stat guys'. And like fielding, we should explore and try to learn about it before we dismiss it.
One more thing I'd like to point out is the way coaches speak to the media. In general, they rarely come off as thoughtful or articulate, which leads people to think they never are thoughtful or articulate. Maybe coaches just don't care about public perception, but it has been source of a lot of *my* complaining about coaches.
Thanks C.J. for keeping us honest, I hope to see you write here again!
Woah, thank you both! And this is why there really isn't a better place than BP. you guys are awesome.
I have no idea what I'm talking about, but, should his delivery give us any pause? It looks like it's all arm. I'm not suggesting he'll get hurt, but it looks unconventional. Or are there some other delivery comps that can help me wrap my head around him?
Did you get a look at Minnesota boy Madison boer?
When you say "Daily".... Do you really mean it?
I enjoyed your piece, thanks Sahadev.
It's refreshing to hear about a player maturing in this way, even if it took until his 37th birthday.
For the record, B-Ref says both the Giants and the Tigers have 12 pick off's this season. I don't know who to pick now!
This is awesome. I'm loving the draft coverage, Nick. Keep 'em coming!
That caught my eye too and I instantly thought about Rany's piece! Now I'm on Williams' bandwagon.
Didn't miss a beat from KG's Call-Ups, welcome aboard (officially) Chris!
Can we please make pitching cute vs. pitching human a thing?
Even though the Twins are about as close to the Yankees as they are to Astros this year, their games are utterly meaningless this month. But I've still been watching all their games. And it's not like the September call-ups are at all exciting in Minnesota. I suppose it's more difficult to watch Brett Wallace and Matt Dominguez than Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, but on some level, I understand why Houstonians are watching the games.
I gotta say, when you went with the Devo subtitle, I thought for sure you going to say 'Cespedes is just human' and allude to his recent cold streak. You tricked me Geoff, well done.
It's nice to get a perspective on the manager's duties. I too often dismiss manager's as old athletes who chew tobacco and spit cliches. I do wonder though, about the exact duties. Specifically, how much is managing people versus instruction. Does anybody know how much managers are expected to actually coach the players on mechanics or fielding alignment? Is that more of a job for the other coaches on the staff?
Plus one for the handle
I'd welcome that, especially with september call-ups coming soon.
Admirable job today, it can't be an easy assignment.
He's saying that Tommy John surgery is a downside, not the return date. I think.
Because Crawford is on the disabled list, I thought he couldn't be traded. Obviously this isn't the case, could somebody clear this up for me? Thanks
Interesting look at the 'Stros. It seems to me like they're taking a quality by quantity approach. Watching the Twins this year, I saw this work fairly well in the pitching staff finding guys like Scott Diamond, Jared Burton and Casey Fien. I realize that's far from a perfect comp and the process of finding a few gems is generally ugly, but given the chance a lot of these guys can surprise. I'll look forward to Houston finding some gems in this group of guys.
Tell me you guys aren't out of sounds?
Whoops, I guess I missed that he was DH yesterday. But thanks for the scouts take!
Kevin, you mentioned (either twitter or during the broadcast or both) that you wanted to see Eddie Rosario. I'll assume you saw about what you'd expect, but what did you see with his defense at second base? If forced to guess, do you think he'll stay there long-term?
Best opening 'sound' yet. I'm loving those, by the way.
Hey KG, I saw you mention Max Kepler on twitter today. Just curious, what does he profile as? I saw he got some time at 1B recently, what's that all about? Thanks!
There may be an element of outsmarting himself, but I think a lot of it is lack of control. I've watched about half his MLB starts and that's my impression. He's bounced a ton of pitches and will often miss a few feet out of the strike zone. Especially that nasty curve, it bounces all the time.
Man, it is nice to wake up to a BPro podcast.
As for the topic, we have been spoiled by all the immediate impact prospects over the last ~2 years. And Parks said recently that there are more to come (I think on Up & In). I wonder if this will affect the type of prospect who takes a while to 'get it' in the majors, or at least the perception of them.
Nice, can't wait to get my daily fix!
Ben- a little sleepy for the first ep?
I really could read Jason's writing all day. Content be damned, I don't care what it's about.
How about Homer Bailey?
And also that Bryce Harper kid, whatever happened to him?
Wikipedia, always trying to hide the truth
I love this kind of stuff
Impressive collection here
Sam Miller = Mark Trumbo of baseball writing.
What have you heard on Pierce Johnson? Was he close to making the list? Thanks as always KG
Plz Plz Plz!
I thought for a second you actually linked to lemonparty...
Ian the Vegan making moves! Looking forward to reading the column!
Where can we find this when the links aren't right here on the blog? Awesome idea.
I haven't even read the article yet (I will) but I laughed out loud at the title, great effort RJ.
And Gary Huckabay is total doppelganger for Louis C.K.
How does Eddie Rosario compare to Oswaldo Arcia ala last season? How does he grade out defensively?
Thanks! (0.9 ers are better people)
Not an Aaron Hicks fan? But he's soooo toolsy!
I like the pictures! Oh, and interesting to hear the other side of the story that we never would have otherwise
...In the context of more Yankee whining
Amen, Nishi has been awful. He looks totally overmatched at the plate. He hasn't been very good in the field either though, he has fine range, but his arm is terrible. I didn't think it was possible to have a worse arm than Casilla, but I guess Nishioka pulled it off.
So I can't stand up for him, at least, not yet
You should be ashamed of yourself! Pitchers don't own hitters, and also, small sample sizes. What would the authors of Baseball Between the Numbers say?
*Sixth most runs in the league *last year*
"Sabathia is a fantastic pitcher, and as a lefty, naturally nullifies five of the six best Twins' hitters: Mauer, Morneau, Thome, Kubel, and Span."
I don't care how "fantastic" CC is (I could argue against that too, considering 3.77 and 3.63 xFIP's over the past 2 years) you don't just nullify Joe Mauer or Justin Morneau, or for that matter, Thome, Kubel or Span. Like Steven said, Mauer has hit over .300 against lefties and Morneau has started to hit them very well the past few years.
And as far as the comparison, does not make much sense at all considering the Twins scored the sixth most runs in the league. (I might be taking this comp wrong, cause I know nothing about the '11 Senators besides what I see on B-Ref)
I don't quite understand the totally dismissive attitude towards the Twins either. Yankees fans bother me on so many levels.
As a twins fan, it kind of scares me when a starter says :"I'm not that good."
Tulo's not too far away too
Amen, these are great. You're on to something Mr Seidman
I want to say it's tay-own but i could be wrong
Not to be a nit picker, but i am, check Von Rosenberg's 2010 stat line
Great series KG, looking forward to the next one
Chris Parmelee vs Chris Marrero?
Isn't Bromberg a righty?
No Kyle Gibson honorable-mention? He's striking people out, inducing ground balls at a crazy rate and not walking batters. Really, this guy is dominating
I was just going to point out that irony, pretty funny
Come to Minneapolis next time, por favor!
Its to show who did what, like blue is for HR, purple is for SB. I like the idea of color coding it so it's easy to see who is dropping bombs
nevermind, i just saw the explanation
I probably just missed something, but why are Quentin, Hamilton and Dunn 3-stars for left field and 4-stars for right field?
19.5 million dollars
Joe and Christina are great. But I don't look forward to their columns any more than Kevin's or Will's. I don't know why you would stop reading the best (IMO) baseball site out there because one of the top 4 or 5 left.
Just my opinion
Bring back Sheehan!