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May 23, 2013 5:00 am

In A Pickle: Walk Don't Walk

5

Jason Wojciechowski

Adam Dunn walks away. Alex Gordon walks away. Other players' walks, also, have gone away.

Not all samples are small, but all samples are samples. Still, some samples are better samples than other samples. Russell Carleton showed us which are which last year, by which I mean that he showed, for a variety of stats, how big a sample we need for the signal to outweigh the noise. One happy outcome from that study is that walk rate for hitters is a stat that "stabilizes" faster than almost any other.

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August 6, 2012 5:00 am

Value Picks: Second, Short, and Catcher for 8/6/12

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Josh Shepardson

Zack Cozart and Ruben Tejada form this week's VP middle infield tandem.

Departures
The non-waiver trade deadline came and went, and Chase Headley is still a member of the Padres. That means no path was cleared for Jedd Gyorko (Yahoo! 1%, ESPN 0%, CBS 10%) to receive regular playing time in the majors. Gyorko has done plenty to earn a look this year, and I fully expect he'll get that shot, but without guaranteed steady playing time when he reaches the bigs and an uncertain call-up date, he can safely be cut loose in most redraft leagues.


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May 7, 2012 3:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Sizing up the DiSar Candidates

12

Sam Miller

Which players are the most likely to go the longest before their first walk of 2012?

No one personifies this better than Angels’ shortstop Gary DiSarcina. DiSarcina went deep into April of the 1998 season before drawing his first walk, and proudly stated that it was a goal of his to not walk all season. He believed he was a better hitter when hacking away and being "aggressive". DiSarcina’s career OBP of .291 and five full seasons of .294 or lower haven’t deterred him, or moved the Angel coaching staff to dissuade him of the notion. So in honor of our misguided friend, I’ve elected to establish the DiSar Awards.
 Joe Sheehan, 2000

On Friday, with one out in the eighth inning of the Braves' 9-8 victory over the Rockies, Kris Medlen threw a 3-1 fastball up and in to Ramon Hernandez, and the Rockies catcher took it for a ball. It was Hernandez’ first walk of the season, in his 67th plate appearance. That is the longest stretch without a walk by any player to start this season, which means Ramon Hernandez is the DiSars leader in the clubhouse.


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April 28, 2012 2:52 pm

The Call-Up: Mike Trout and Welington Castillo

1

Kevin Goldstein

What to expect from Mike Trout and Welington Castillo in the big leagues.

Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels

The situation: The slumping Angels could simply wait no longer. Despite all of the roster difficulties created by the Albert Pujols signing, the team finally solved them by flat-out releasing what's left of Bobby Abreu and giving Trout the call after the 20-year-old hit a whopping .403/.467/.623 in 20 games for Triple-A Salt Lake.

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There aren't many stars in the system, but there are potential reinforcements.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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September 22, 2010 4:05 pm

Transaction Action: Phillies, Nationals, Cubs

5

Christina Kahrl

Rounding out the NL East and turning the antics in Wrigleyville.

Obvious Good Move: Nothing in particular. With so many of the usual suspects summoned up for their third or fourth or fifth spin in Wrigleyville, it isn't like these guys don't know their way around the cramped clubhouse, or the names of the guys already here. Maine might come in handy as an extra lefty, but his rates at Iowa were bass-ackwards. Welington Castillo should get a few more reps behind the plate with Soto done for 2010, not least because there's something sort of depressing about the proposition that Koyie Hill could end up starting a third of your team's games behind the plate, but also because Castillo is a decent prospect who's up after a slugly season for the I-Cubs, with a .243 ISO while gunning down 39 percent of opposing base thieves (to accentuate the positive).

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November 11, 2008 11:15 am

Future Shock: Cubs Top 11 Prospects

8

Kevin Goldstein

The cupboard appears bare for now, and most of what's there may not be tasty enough to take down from the shelf.

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January 16, 2008 12:00 am

Future Shock: Cubs Top 11 Prospects

0

Kevin Goldstein

A slugging catcher and a 2007 first-round draftee highlight a small collection of talent.

Five-Star Prospects
1. Geovany Soto, C
2. Josh Vitters, 3B
Four-Star Prospects
None
Three-Star Prospects
3. Donald Veal, LHP
4. Jose Ceda, RHP
5. Josh Donaldson, C
6. Sean Gallagher, RHP
7. Tyler Colvin, OF
8. Eric Patterson, 2B/OF
9. Welington Castillo, C
10. Tony Thomas, 2B
Two-Star Prospects
11. Jeff Samardzija, RHP
















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