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06-06-2013, 10:54 PM
He has never come close to averaging a K per inning.
06-06-2013, 10:09 PM
Not impressed. Reminds me of Madison Boer, decent stuff, weak college strikeout numbers, not really cut out to be a starter.
Well, the Twins cheaped out. It's not like the Yankees or another big spender got him.
The slots drop off too quickly for that much brinkmanship at the top of the draft. If the Astros pass on Gray & Appel it's because they want to save more space for later.
05-10-2013, 05:48 PM
Who was "raging" over Hicks? It's just a question of smart management- something the Twins often don't practice. Arcia didn't start the season in the Majors, so the Twins didn't lose any years of...
Wouldn't surprise me if the Twins cut a deal and then pocketed the savings.
He's better than Hernandez, at the very least, among current Twins' starters. It's pointless to waste more innings in AAA.
Here are the #4 picks from the past 10 years:
I don't see Colorado passing on Bryant.
The penalties are too harsh for going over slot - particularly the loss of future picks. There is no way Boras can engineer huge over-slot payments anymore. The slot amounts fall off too quickly at...
I think it's a non-issue for the most part. Appel had more leverage than most college draftees, and the Pirates weren't prepared for him to fall and basically played a game of chicken with Boras....
Using FIP as an example: it's not an experimental result. It's just a formula that incorporates events that have already transpired (e.g., strikeouts). It can't have 'error' in a statistical sense.
Assertions are often attributed to baseball analysts despite the fact no one has ever made such claims. Nowhere has Bill James, Tom Tango, or any prominent 'sabermetrician' ever said that baseball...
05-01-2013, 12:45 PM
Of the 132 pitchers with 20+ innings so far on the season, Pelfrey ranks #132 in xFIP. He's not the same guy he was previously- and he wasn't particularly good previously.
The Twins were most...
04-30-2013, 03:46 PM
The Twins are the ones who have started Florimon over Escobar for the most part. But the point isn't to split hairs. Marginal guys like that are available, one way or another. The Twins got Burton...
04-30-2013, 11:45 AM
04-30-2013, 11:02 AM
You can get players of that quality off waivers. Happens all the time. It was still a good move by the White Sox to take the chance, and it was a low-stakes trade in any case.
04-30-2013, 09:14 AM
The fact the Twins "always" need a shortstop doesn't change the fact it's a problem. Everyone agrees on the importance of the position.
The problem with pitching is that guys get hurt. Even if...
04-30-2013, 09:02 AM
No. You can't predict exactly what will happen when prospects are ultimately called up... often it takes some time to adjust. Some never do. There are weaknesses at key places - SP, MI in particular...
04-30-2013, 08:15 AM
Fangraphs already has pretty much exactly that. There is a "fan scouting report," and the positional adjustment is fairly straightforward (though not 100% precise due to variation over time).
04-29-2013, 01:55 PM
Well, actually, most MLB pitchers allow home runs on about 10% of fly balls. It's rare to be much above or below that. Matt Cain is an example of a guy who has a track record of not allowing that...
04-29-2013, 01:15 PM
It's not really about fielding for the most part. Correia has been lucky as to when he gave up hits (no one in scoring position) and is lucky to have allowed so few home runs. He actually has a...
04-29-2013, 12:35 PM
The Twins aren't really a different team than expected, they were just fortunate to win more in April than such a team would be expected to. That's good of course, and will make it much easier to...
04-29-2013, 12:28 PM
I was against it at the time and haven't changed my mind at all. Correia has unsustainable LOB% and HR% numbers. He's not a different guy. Signing him for two years made no sense then and still...
04-28-2013, 02:45 PM
Walker lasted until the third round because he has significant vulnerabilities in his approach/swing. His power has never been in question. There's nothing wrong with where the Twins have assigned...