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  1. I’m gonna go with the obvious answer… because he doesn’t lead the NL in a single statistic? He basically ranks behind Votto in every measurable way.

    Maybe if he (or the rockies for that matter) showed up and did this for the entire season, it wouldn’t even be a question…

    Comment by Tom B — September 22, 2010 @ 3:17 pm

  2. 1. He doesn’t have 100 runs or 100 rbi
    2. The so called Coors effect

    Comment by adohaj — September 22, 2010 @ 3:22 pm

  3. Every measurable *offensive* way, maybe.

    Comment by Sky — September 22, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

  4. An editor could improve this site greatly.

    Comment by David G — September 22, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

  5. you made a typo, i believe you said ryan zimmerman was an mvp candidate?

    Comment by fredsbank — September 22, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

  6. Because he got hurt earlier in the year… and didn’t help the Rockies win last night despite batting first in the 9th inning down 3-1… if only he could have hit a 3r HR..

    (i want to see him win MVP)

    Comment by Jim Lahey — September 22, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

  7. Albert,

    Is the 50% swing zone incorrect for RHP sliders? Why doesn’t it surround the high swing area? Great stuff overall though. Really enjoying these.

    Comment by The Duder — September 22, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

  8. i doubt the writers take defense into consideration at all unless they are trying to over-hype a catcher.

    Comment by Tom B — September 22, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

  9. The “high swing area” you are referring to is where swinging strike percentage is high for Tulo. The 50% swing zones are where Tulo likes to swing, as opposed to the heat maps, which are where Tulo swings and misses per pitch (not per swing).

    So the low and outside area for Tulo is where Tulo has a high swinging strike percentage, which is not affected by how many sliders are actually thrown there. Let me know if that makes sense.

    Comment by Albert Lyu — September 22, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

  10. Righhhht, of course. Sorry. He doesn’t chase often, but when he does he’s usually whiffing.

    Comment by The Duder — September 22, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

  11. I think people need to chill out on the editing expectations… It’s not like errors on this site are different from other raw technical/research documents…

    In many cases, the errors are obvious and don’t require correction for comprehension. In any event, I think the comments regarding them add nothing. Personally, I am content with a free site with frequent postings, limited advertising, and occassional errors. Isn’t this all primarily a diversion anyway?

    Comment by James — September 22, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

  12. are you drunk again lahey?

    Comment by Travis L — September 22, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

  13. Positional adjustment.

    Comment by Travis L — September 22, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

  14. Why did you refer to it as “so called”? There is an effect; it is measurable; we do know what it is.

    Comment by Travis L — September 22, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

  15. how many SS are there with even his road numbers?

    Comment by Trebecois — September 22, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

  16. That’s actually a much better way of saying it, but yes, that’s correct.

    Comment by Albert Lyu — September 22, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

  17. His road wOBA is .400 which is better than the season marks for Cano, Beltre, Ryan Zimmerman, Adrian Gonzalez, and Prince Fielder. In short, the answer is no. He is one of the best players in the game, regardless of position, and regardless of his home stadium.

    Comment by Patrick M — September 23, 2010 @ 2:12 am

  18. “Here, you see smaller swing zones from Tulo, meaning he is less likely to swing at a slider than he is at a fastball.”

    Just because the area is smaller in the heat map does not mean that he is less likely to swing- there could have been a higher concentration of pitches thrown in that location.

    Comment by Scott B — September 23, 2010 @ 5:14 am

  19. “Just because the area is smaller in the heat map does not mean that he is less likely to swing- there could have been a higher concentration of pitches thrown in that location.”

    By definition, if the area in which Tulo pulls the trigger on sliders 50% of the time is smaller than the area in which he does the same for fastballs, it would suggest that he’s more selective with the former.

    Comment by John — September 23, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

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