CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

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

Articles Tagged Hank Blalock 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

No Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

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

November 6, 2011 8:56 pm

Transaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002

0

Christina Kahrl

Losing Manny Ramirez for a quarter of the season isn't automatically a death knell. Pedro Martinez has just one good start against a good opponent this year, but that's the scheduler's fault. I'm hardly off the hook for advancing the claim that he won't make it to ten starts, and if losing Martinez was one of my major theories about what would lay hope low in Beantown, losing Ramirez for a month and a half might make you think I'd peg this as the beginning of the end.

Placed OF-R Manny Ramirez on the 15-day DL (fractured finger); purchased the contract of UT-B Bry Nelson from Pawtucket. [5/14]

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!

March 9, 2010 5:01 pm

Transaction Action: Hammering Hank

28

Christina Kahrl

If there really is nothing nice to say about a move, why even hum a few bars?

NEW YORK YANKEES
Team Audit | DT Cards | PECOTA Cards | Depth Chart

Sold RHP Edwar Ramirez to the Rangers. [3/9]

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!

September 13, 2006 12:00 am

Player Profile

0

Marc Normandin

Wha'happened, or was there never any there there where the wunderkind at the hot corner was concerned? Marc takes a look at the Rangers third baseman.

Blalock was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the third round of the 1999 amateur draft out of Rancho Bernardo High School (San Diego). Baseball America had ranked Blalock second-team high school All-America after hitting .515 with 12 homers in the short high school season. He continued his torrid pace for the Gulf Coast Rangers, slugging .361/.435/.560 in his first taste of professional baseball. He walked in 11.6 percent of all plate appearances, struck out in only 10.6 percent, and showed pop with a .199 Isolated Power (ISO), although his .400 batting average on balls in play most likely inflated the numbers somewhat.

Blalock started the 2000 season in full-season A-ball in the Sally League, and performed very well for a 19-year-old. Although his numbers dropped somewhat from his pro debut, they were still strong, especially considering his age relative to his league. He put together a .299/.373/.428 line, with his walk rate only declining by about a percentage point. The curious thing to note is that Blalock's home run power seemed to be missing. Granted, he was a young player still developing, but it's worth taking note that Blalock was only hitting a home run every 52 at-bats in 2000.

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!

June 30, 2005 12:00 am

Crooked Numbers: Left Wing Conspiracy

0

James Click

Why is it that so many of the greatest hitters of all time bat from the left side of the plate? Is there more than just their platoon advantage? James takes a swing at an answer.

Towards the end of last season, I was digging up some data involving platoon splits and noticed that back in the 1980s and early 1990s, the number of lefty-lefty matchups was a lot higher than it is now. That led to an article showing that left-handed pitchers are pitching a significantly smaller percentage of the available innings (or PAs) than they were just 10 to 15 years ago. In 1991 nearly 34 percent of PAs were against LHPs; in 2002, it was under 24 percent.

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

Twelve BP authors kick off the new season with their 2005 AL predictions.

Our authors, august worthies every one, wrap up the offseason with their predictions for 2005. Come Sunday, we will no longer need the future tense, as we'll have actual baseball to discuss.

In part one of this two-part series, we focus on the American League, concentrating on the division standings and the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year). Tomorrow we'll conclude with the National League predictions, along with the staff picks for the World Series representatives.

Read the full article...

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

February 23, 2005 12:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Jon Daniels

0

Jonah Keri

Prospectus Q&A returns, as Jonah Keri talks to Rangers Assistant General Manager Jon Daniels about the new blood in major league front offices, the challenges of playing in a big hitter's park, and more.

After gaining experience working on draft history, park effects and other studies, the Rangers hired him as Assistant Baseball Operations Director in 2002. Promoted to Director of Baseball Operations when Dan O'Brien left the Rangers to take the Reds' General Manager job, Daniels then ascended to the role of Assistant General Manager last summer, solidifying his status as right-hand man to Rangers GM John Hart. Now one of the youngest AGMs in the game, Daniels' duties include contract negotiations and an array of broader strategic decisions. Daniels recently chatted with Baseball Prospectus about the new blood in major league front offices, the challenges of playing in a big hitter's park, and more.

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

Welcome all to the results of the Baseball Prospectus Mid-Season Awards. The points system is 10-7-5-3-1 for the MVP and Cy Young Awards, and 5-3-1 for the Rookie Awards. BP authors' picks, with all-too-clever comments, are included here, below the awards standings. Hitters: Ballots, Points (1st Place Votes), (Avg/OBP/SLG/RARP/VORP) Pitchers: Ballots, Points (1st Place Votes), (ERA, IP, SNWAR or ARP, VORP)

Welcome all to the results of the Baseball Prospectus Mid-Season Awards.

The points system is 10-7-5-3-1 for the MVP and Cy Young Awards, and 5-3-1 for the Rookie Awards. BP authors' picks, with all-too-clever comments, are included here, below the awards standings.

Read the full article...

Ozzie Guillen wants to rely heavily upon his starters in Chicago. Are they ready? There are a number of position battles left in St. Louis. And the Rangers recently inked Hank Blalock to a long-term deal. Was it the right move? All this and much more news from Chicago, St. Louis, and Texas in your Tuesday edition of Prospectus Triple Play.

  • Rub Some Dirt On It: At the beginning of Spring Training, Ozzie Guillen said that he expected his starting pitchers to be ready to throw complete games, as soon as Opening Day. No big deal, really. And if his pitchers aren't ready in one month's time to meet his challenge, "they better get another job."
  • Read the full article...

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

    February 21, 2004 12:00 am

    Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part I

    0

    Baseball Prospectus

    In preparing the annual top prospect list for Baseball Prospectus 2004, BP authors participated in the annual extended roundtable discussion of baseball's top prospects. The ranking and review process balanced translated statistics, scouting reports, and injury reports with the strong personal opinions of BP's finest…all with the goal of putting together the "best damn prospect list the world has ever seen." In Part I today we'll listen in on the discussion of the top prospects among pitchers, catchers, first basemen and second basemen. Parts II through IV will run Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. We'll also unveil the final list Tuesday, with the Top 50 prospects (we've expanded from prior years' Top 40) revealed. Rany Jazayerli will be along to discuss the Top 50 list and the process that went into compiling it in Tuesday night's Chat.

    Baseball Prospectus Top 40 Prospects Roundtables:
    2003 Part II
    2003 Part I
    2001


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

    The PCL is famous for its pinball scores but there are other, better reasons to pay attention to it this year.

    Pacific Coast League Profile

    BATTERS PITCHERS AVG OBP SLG REQA ERA H/9 BB/9 K/9 K/BB .275 .345 .432 .791 4.52 9.5 3.2 7.0 2.2 COMBINED RUNS PER GAME: 9.9

    The Cubs, Padres, Astros, Giants, and A's are among the best-run and best-stocked minor league operations in baseball and they each have an affiliate in the Pacific Coast League. It's not too much of a stretch to say that the two best hitting prospects in the high minors will play in the PCL this year, as will the game's two best pitching prospects. The minors' most extreme pitcher's park is here, along with Colorado Springs, among the minors' top three hitters' parks. Inspired by an episode of The Simpsons, baseball in Albuquerque has been revived after a couple years' hiatus. The PCL is famous for its pinball scores but there are other, better reasons to pay attention to it this year.

    American Conference, East Division

    Read the full article...

    No Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries