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 Ken Griffey 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

06-11

comment icon

11

Pebble Hunting: Jason Heyward and Making Adjustments
by
Sam Miller

06-06

comment icon

5

BP Unfiltered: This is a Bryce Harper Highlight
by
Sam Miller

06-14

comment icon

1

Contractual Matters: Griffey: A Financial Retrospective
by
Jeff Euston

06-04

comment icon

21

Transaction Action: Remembering The Kid
by
Christina Kahrl

06-02

comment icon

5

One-Hoppers: Ken Griffey Jr. Bows Out
by
Jay Jaffe

02-05

comment icon

23

Prospectus Today: Last Call for an Icon
by
Joe Sheehan

08-04

comment icon

0

The Week in Quotes: Week of July 28-August 3
by
Alex Carnevale

08-03

comment icon

0

Every Given Sunday: Deadline Day Afters
by
John Perrotto

08-01

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Wrap-Up
by
Christina Kahrl

06-11

comment icon

0

On the Beat
by
John Perrotto

05-30

comment icon

0

Prospectus Today: Double-O Antics
by
Joe Sheehan

03-23

comment icon

0

Team Health Reports: Cincinnati Reds
by
Will Carroll

10-25

comment icon

0

Call it a Comeback
by
Ben Murphy

09-08

comment icon

0

Prospectus Notebook: BAL, CIN
by
Baseball Prospectus

09-01

comment icon

0

Crooked Numbers: In Reverse
by
James Click

02-17

comment icon

0

Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
by
Baseball Prospectus

09-03

comment icon

0

When Greatness Comes Early
by
Chaim Bloom

04-06

comment icon

0

Under The Knife: Who Had April 5 in the Griffey Pool?
by
Will Carroll

04-09

comment icon

0

The Curse of the Moose
by
John Brattain

03-07

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: Transaction Analysis, February 16-March 5, 2002
by
Christina Kahrl

10-04

comment icon

0

Toying Around
by
Keith Law

02-11

comment icon

0

Prospectus Roundtable: Ken Griffey Trade
by
Baseball Prospectus

02-08

comment icon

0

The Week in Quotes: January 24-February 6
by
Dennis Cleary

07-15

comment icon

0

Individual Ballots
by
Baseball Prospectus

04-13

comment icon

0

A Subjective Look at Defense
by
Gary Huckabay

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>

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

October 25, 2005 12:00 am

Call it a Comeback

0

Ben Murphy

Jason Giambi and Ken Griffey Jr. won the Comeback Player of the Year Award in their leagues as voted by the fans. Is there a more objective way of handing out the award?

This bounceback comes in three steps: the first peak, the valley and the second peak. In order for a player to qualify for our 2005 Objective Rebound Award (or ORA, because we love acronyms and we're hoping that the winner has that special something about him), the second peak should come in 2005. For the initial run, we're only going to consider players whose first peak came in 2003 and valley came in 2004. Later, we'll open it up to look at larger windows, up to five years from peak to peak. Although the subjective Comeback Awards are given out by league, we'll make no such distinction here, to avoid having to split playing time across leagues.

Overall, the level of the rebound is measured by the distance dropped plus the distance gained back, or (Peak 1 VORP - Valley VORP) + (Peak 2 VORP - Valley VORP). Although this method would leave us open to having some rebounds that appeared large because of one large peak on either end, there are so many seasons in question that the highest rebounds end up having large peaks on each end. Once we start to limit the sample sizes down to three consecutive years ending in 2005, you get some interesting "rebounds." Although we could place limits on these, it would take arbitrary cut-offs, and since it's an inexact science and simply a toy at this point, we can eliminate these by sight as they come up.

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.

Notebook catches up with the latest news out of Baltimore, and takes a look at Ken Griffey Jr.'s resurgent--and historic--season in Cincy.

W-L ERA RA G GS IP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 22-20 4.44 4.90 163 68 501 8.5 1.6 3.8 7.8 The hurler, Bruce Chen, pitched those 163 games with eight different major-league squads. The implication of such frequent movement from team to team is that something is wrong with Chen, but there's really nothing too terrible in that career line. The results (ERA/RA) are average, most probably due to the combination of an above average strikeout rate and a below-average HR rate.

Read the full article...

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

September 1, 2005 12:00 am

Crooked Numbers: In Reverse

0

James Click

Our view of the season would be very different if it had played out exactly in reverse to reality. James rewinds the year, and shows us how.

The length of the baseball season can easily obscure some important trends that are developing. Teams like the A's get noticed because their rise from the depths has been so dramatic that it breaks free of the mass of information built before its arrival. But there are may other trends that can easily escape our eyes because so much of the season has already passed.

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

The Red Sox have a glut of starting pitchers--and may need all of them. The Reds have a glut of outfielders--and may need all of them. The Padres' offense looks similar to the 2004 version--they need more.

Read the full article...

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

September 3, 2004 12:00 am

When Greatness Comes Early

0

Chaim Bloom

While the average player peaks between the ages of 26 and 28, individuals have a great variety of career paths. Chaim Bloom takes a look at what happens to players who have big seasons before turning 24.

This crucial knowledge informs every team's player moves, and when it does not, leads us to question them. For instance:

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

Will Carroll chimes in with a UTK Sunday Extra, reporting on Ken Griffey's latest injury, plus status reports on Derek Jeter, Kevin Millwood, and more.

For those of you not on Premium … well, what's your excuse? … this is an opportunity to see what you're missing. I hope you'll like this glance behind the curtain. Remember that Joe Sheehan, the amazing PECOTA system, and a regular roll call of BP's authors also show up on BP Premium.

Read the full article...

Before we proceed further, know that I take no joy in watching an All-Century Team player's career so ruthlessly derailed. Long-time readers of my columns will remember the scathing denunciations I leveled on Junior for trying to screw his old team on his way out of Seattle. Griffey said straight out that he'd use his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade to Cincinnati if the Reds had to give up too much to get him.

However, we're all guilty of occasionally giving in to our darker sides, so why should Griffey be any different? We should cut him the same slack that we hope for when we lapse into the less-than-noble, selfish half of our personality.

Read the full article...

Signed LHP Buddy Groom to a two-year contract extension with a club option for 2005. [2/25]

Signed LHP Buddy Groom to a two-year contract extension with a club option for 2005. [2/25]

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

October 4, 2001 12:00 am

Toying Around

0

Keith Law

Read the full article...

On Thursday, three months of speculation came to an end as the Seattle Mariners traded Ken Griffey Jr. to the Cincinnati Reds for Mike Cameron, Brett Tomko, shortstop prospect Antonio Perez and relief prospect Jake Meyer. For more information on Perez and Meyer, take a look at their Davenport Translations.

Read the full article...

``I wouldn't sit in the same room with him. I wouldn't sit with someone who's a racist. He says he's not a racist, but he makes racist comments.''

Read the full article...

Players of the Year

Read the full article...

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>