CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

World Series time! Enjoy Premium-level access to most features through the end of the Series!

Articles Tagged Carlos Lee 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

03-05

comment icon

4

Painting the Black: The Flawed Free Agents Who Are Left
by
R.J. Anderson

09-20

comment icon

8

In A Pickle: Introducing the Bloop Factor
by
Jason Wojciechowski

08-17

comment icon

2

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 17
by
Matthew Kory

08-02

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 12: Sam Walks to His Honda
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-02

comment icon

13

Pebble Hunting: Non-Transaction Analysis: New-Money Ball
by
Sam Miller

05-04

comment icon

3

What You Need to Know: Friday, May 4
by
Daniel Rathman

04-23

comment icon

4

Pebble Hunting: Cautiously Sizing Up April Stats
by
Sam Miller

03-01

comment icon

16

Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part I
by
Stephani Bee and Larry Granillo

03-31

comment icon

42

Pre-Season Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

03-15

comment icon

44

Fantasy Beat: Expert Mock Draft Results
by
Jason Collette

02-07

comment icon

16

Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
by
Rob McQuown

08-04

comment icon

2

Seidnotes: Let's Go for a Free Pass
by
Eric Seidman

12-17

comment icon

23

Transaction Analysis: Threesome or Foursome?
by
Christina Kahrl

10-07

comment icon

11

Playoff Prospectus: Phillies versus Rockies LDS
by
Eric Seidman

04-16

comment icon

17

Checking the Numbers: Keeping Rare Company
by
Eric Seidman

03-06

comment icon

0

Fantasy Focus: Deciphering BABIP
by
Alex Carnevale

07-27

comment icon

0

Lies, Damned Lies: Playing Matchmaker
by
Nate Silver

04-11

comment icon

0

Prospectus Today: Evaluating Extensions
by
Joe Sheehan

03-31

comment icon

0

Preseason Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

09-01

comment icon

0

Crooked Numbers: In Reverse
by
James Click

06-29

comment icon

1

Lies, Damned Lies: Lee & Albert
by
Nate Silver

03-11

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Centrals
by
Christina Kahrl

01-23

comment icon

0

Prospectus Feature: Breaking Out
by
Nate Silver

07-19

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: June 25-July 14, 2002
by
Christina Kahrl

07-01

comment icon

0

The Week in Quotes: June 24-30, 2002
by
Derek Zumsteg

03-24

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: March 14-22, 2000
by
Christina Kahrl

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

March 5, 2013 5:00 am

Painting the Black: The Flawed Free Agents Who Are Left

4

R.J. Anderson

Nobody else is talking about these free agents, but we will.

Opening Day 2013 is fewer than four weeks away. That means the time to talk about free agents is behind us. Even when the spotlight does turn to those remaining unemployed players it tends to hover on Kyle Lohse and Jose Valverde. Yet there are numerous other notable players still available. Let's take a look at a few of their situations.

Bobby Abreu
Latest MLB Trade Rumors mention: 2/15, "The Orioles may consider signing outfielder Bobby Abreu, but first plan to 'see what they have in camp.'" 


The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

September 20, 2012 5:00 am

In A Pickle: Introducing the Bloop Factor

8

Jason Wojciechowski

Who are the weakest humans in Major League Baseball? If we can't figure that out, we don't deserve to be here.

For lots of obvious and good reasons, we don't spend a lot of time talking about weak hitters. I don't mean bad hitters, because we actually do spend a lot of time talking about them ("Who's the worst everyday player in baseball?" is a common question, for instance). I mean weak hitters—guys who have an ability to put the bat on the ball but are completely incapable (or unwilling?) of doing so with any force, of causing the ball to travel at extreme velocities, of making a crowd, even a very inexperienced crowd, rise to its feet as it perceives the possibility of a home run.

Before we get deep into it, I want to give full credit to my sources, so I'll tell you about the genesis of this topic: this weekend, I listened to Sam Miller and Riley Breckenridge discuss how well they thought Sam would hit in adult-league baseball against low-80s heat and guys with no breaking stuff, which led to the question of how well reasonably athletic but really not terribly talented adults would do in the major leagues (one hit in 20? 30? 100?), which itself led to the question of which players in baseball have the least upper-body strength. I was along for the ride, as my brain tends to operate on a glacial scale, making me something less than a scintillating conversationalist, but then I got to thinking about weakness.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 17, 2012 10:10 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 17

2

Matthew Kory

Matt finds evidence the Rangers are good and the Astros are bad.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Ben and Sam discuss players who turn down trades to contenders, Yu Darvish, and their standards for playoff starters.

Effectively Wild Episode 12: "Sam Walks to His Honda"

Download Here (15 MB; 16:18)
RSS Feed
iTunes Feed



Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

July 2, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Non-Transaction Analysis: New-Money Ball

13

Sam Miller

The Astros and Dodgers agreed to a trade, but Carlos Lee wasn't interested. We can still talk about this non-trade, because this non-trade is still interesting.

Los Angeles Dodgers
Did not acquire 1B-R Carlos Lee and cash for RHP Garrett Gould. [6/30]

***


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Mariano Rivera's injury isn't just a blow for the Yankees.

The Thursday Takeaway
Joe Blanton pitched a shutout for the Phillies. Bryce Harper drove home the game-winning run for the Nationals. The Royals won at home for the first time this season.

And none of it matters, because Mariano Rivera wrecked his knee. He did not slip off the mound. He was not scrambling to field a bunt. He did not trip while covering first base. Rivera was doing something else that virtually every pitcher does and that he has thoroughly enjoyed doing throughout his career: shagging balls during batting practice.


Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

April 23, 2012 3:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Cautiously Sizing Up April Stats

4

Sam Miller

It's too early to look at statistical leaderboards, but sometimes we have to anyway.

April 19, 2011: "Somehow, someway, Carlos Lee is second with a 53.2 UZR/150. I will literally eat broken glass if he finishes with a positive number this season. (Someone hold me to it.)" —This guy, who is now dead, from eating glass :(

We have such a weird relationship with April stats. I’m trying to think of anything else where we consider a 10-percent sample almost totally useless. On election night, when they show the vote totals, I start to take them seriously once 10 percent of precincts are in. If you could see only 10 percent of a human, you could still probably figure out whether he was tall, fat, into rockabilly, etc. But the first 10 percent of a baseball season is like the first 10 percent of the sausage race in Milwaukee: filled with narrative, almost entirely misleading, and a place where Randall Simon doesn’t belong.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

The first part of a roundtable discussion about how teams in the NL Central will fare in the 2012 season.

PECOTA Team Projections
​Record: 74-88
Team WARP: 20.2
Team TAv: .253
Runs Scored: 685
Runs Allowed: 756
Team FRAA: 1.1







Read the full article...

Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

March 15, 2011 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Expert Mock Draft Results

44

Jason Collette

Jason took part in a slow mock draft with other fantasy experts and is now here to share what he learned from the experience.

I recently had the pleasure of doing a slow—and I mean slow—mock draft over the past four weeks with a few of my friends and colleagues in the fantasy baseball industry. That group included most of the mlb.com folks, Fernando DiFino, and the legendary Joe Sheehan. The draft started on February 17 and survived a few lost weekends, DiFino’s nuptials (congrats!) and several copy and paste issues from some of us that are still using not-so-smartphones.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Rob McQuown gives more keeper tips and dives into draft preparation notes.

With many leagues having keepers due today, I'll be around to offer any commentary on keepers. One last-minute tip is to not forget about defense. Be sure to check out these resources:

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 4, 2010 8:00 am

Seidnotes: Let's Go for a Free Pass

2

Eric Seidman

Continuing an examination of Cliff Lee's season, here's a closer look at his home run and walk rates.

I've been thinking an awful lot about walks lately—not the kind I try to take each night before bed, but rather the kind that Cliff Lee now avoids with startling regularity. My last two Seidnotes columns focused on his fantastic season in an attempt to deduce whether or not anyone ever matched his potentially historic pace. Additionally, I used his numbers to illustrate the differences between the more common strikeout-to-walk ratio and the strikeout-minus-walk differential. Today, I frame his walk-averse campaign in a slightly different light. Entering his most recent complete-game loss, Lee issued seven walks while surrendering nine home runs.

Yes, the man had walked fewer batters than he had allowed home runs! An out-of-character, two-walk performance on Sunday tied the numbers, but I began to wonder how rare it is for dingers to exceed walks. With that in mind, my goals today are to explore this very phenomenon, and to discuss walks and walk rates on a very basic level, as the numbers are used very frequently, yet leaders in the respective categories are not exactly common knowledge.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries