I’ve been disapointed by the lack of high game NERDs. What would be the highest possible game NERD, Anibal Sanchez (10, 8 for DET) vs Matt Harvey (10, 7 for NYM)? I think that would still only be a 9 (10*3+8 + 10*3+7)/8 = 9.375. Am I right?
Don’t you dare list Michael Nelson Trout in tomorrow’s “Most Eroded Hitters So Far, Per Steamer”. It is not his fault, Josh Hamilton shititude is the contact aureole enveloping Trout’s magma eruption. Actually, if I may torture this horrible metaphor further, Hamilton’s shititude is a contact-regional metamorphic aureole weighing down the Angels’ rise to a division title.
Hamilton’s shititude, seeing “Steamer” in the headline, and my impatience with these Angels bring to mindpoor Vacerra:
Quod in omnibus Vacerra conclavibus
consumit horas et toto the sedet,
cenaturit Vacerra, non cacaturit.
“Vacerra, while passing his hours in latrines, and sitting there all day long, desires not to empty his belly (i.e., shit), but to fill it.”
Can somebody please explain to me why Steamer thought Harper would have a lower wRC+ and wOBA this year than last year, and STILL thinks so? It doesn’t make any sense- a 19-year-old with a perfectly reasonable BABIP is going to get offensively *worse* in his second full year?
19-20 aging curves are hard to do and they are even worse if you use minor league data. Read Tom Tango’s stuff on the weakness of MLEs and you will realize that they are basically misinformation for a player who is 3 or 4 years ahead of a normal first round draft pick.
Nothing for Starling Marte? Steamer preseason was .277/.323/.438 with 18 SB for the whole season; for the rest of the season it now has him .283/.331/.448 with 21 steals; wOBA moved from .327 to .336. Seems to be worth at least an honorable mention.