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Before the season, sovaldi I did a piece on some hitters that made their debuts last year that might make a mark with their teams this year. You can find the link here. Although it isnâ€™t the All-Star break yet, no rx I figured it might be time to check in with the 9 guys we looked at then:
Chris Dickerson, Reds: He had an OPS of 1.021 in 102 ABâ€™s for the Reds last year. As a result of that, the Reds penciled him in as their starting LF. Most projection systems were pessimistic on him, and while he has not held up to his stats from last year, he has not completely embarrassed himself. His batting average is .265, which can be mostly explained by the fact that his batting average on balls in play is (BABIP) is .340. That is .70 points less than it was last year. Historically, most hitters will be between .290-.300 on BABIP, so the fact that these numbers are so high is quite disturbing. His SLG% is also .222 points lower than last year. Summary: Chris needs to pick it up, especially since he is now 27.
Continue reading “A look back at last year’s rookies so far…” →
First off, doctor I am back. Its been a bit of an absence without any real good excuse, so I will choose to make one up. I have been locked in a secret room in the basement of Yankee Stadium for suggesting that the New York Yankees should not be employing Angel Berroa. They only let me go if I promised not to tell anyone what they did to me. However, they did say that I was allowed to tell you that my cellmate cam from a country that ends in â€“Stan and is largely covered by deserts. He did not like me much.
I figured I would join the growing list of people who are talking about A-Rod. Specifically, I wanted to talk about the notion that he was tipping pitches to other teams in return for getting pitches tipped to him. This is an incredibly serious charge, and I figured it was worth taking out the old logic tools to evaluate it.
Continue reading “Just The Tip, Just for a Second, Just to See How it Feels…” →