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  1. PS Looking at the stats, since he has very few free throw attempts all season, it would appear TRock should be going to the basket more since he was a great Free Throw shooter in college?

    Comment by FREDTERP44 — August 12, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

  2. Yes.

    Comment by VORP is too nerdy — August 12, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

  3. Check out his speed numbers this year too. 0-2 on SB attempts, and 0 triples. A speed score 2.0 after being above 3.2 in every year of his career. I think this is another parameter Jeff Zimmerman uses to assess injuries, and Markakis certainly fits the bill.

    Comment by Scott — August 12, 2013 @ 4:44 pm

  4. The dangers of looking at FanGraphs and HoopGraphs at the same time.

    Comment by ettin — August 12, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

  5. There is a HoopGraphs?

    Comment by Wil — August 12, 2013 @ 5:24 pm

  6. Nice article. I wrote a very similar one recently at CamdenChat: I did not get to the injury discussion, though.

    Comment by Ryan Pollack — August 12, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

  7. Good stuff. Maybe Kake will be a good buy low next year?

    Comment by Tim — August 12, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

  8. Might have got off the juice after the 6 yr deal, or stopped working out as much. Watch for a rebound his contract year.

    This is the danger of long term deals, some players become different players, either because their work ethic changes, and/or they get off the PED’s. Sure age related decline might be some of it, but we see guys like Papi having a great year at 37, and Ibanez hitting for power north of 40.

    Comment by pft — August 12, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

  9. This is clearly meant to be just a lightning rod.

    Comment by James — August 12, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

  10. Basically, he’s become James Loney.

    Comment by mr33 — August 12, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

  11. Platoon him

    Comment by Joe Veno — August 12, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

  12. That makes no sense, Markakis regularly hits lefties as well or better than righties.

    Comment by Alan — August 12, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

  13. Er nevermind, I doublechecked the power splits, I see what you’re getting at.

    Comment by Alan — August 12, 2013 @ 11:06 pm


    Comment by Feeding the Abscess — August 13, 2013 @ 1:48 am

  15. I still like Nick as our rightfielder, he is the most reliable guy at the plate and also plays above average rightfield. Who would you really want to come to bat if you absolutely needed a hit(on the current Orioles) he is a class act and is capable of going on a power tear at anytime. However, he is choking up alot this year, this is probably for the team as he hits lead off and against lefties, I believe his role has changed under Buck, you cant swing for the fences when your job is to get on base.

    Comment by Jeffrey L — August 13, 2013 @ 10:14 am

  16. Yeah, as an Orioles fan I don’t want him going anywhere. The hamate issue is a likely culprit. I haven’t seen a quantitative analysis of how often it results in significant ISO drops, but anecdotally that almost always seems to happen and I avoid those players in fantasy drafts.

    Comment by jdbolick — August 13, 2013 @ 11:27 am

  17. Yes. His wOBA is much better over his career against righties.

    Comment by Joe Veno — August 13, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

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