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Offseason Notes, Featuring RECK Leaderboards
Posted By Carson Cistulli On January 10, 2012 @ 10:00 am In Offseason Notes | 2 Comments
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes.
It’s with, like, 75% chagrin that I present today’s edition of Offseason Notes — which, it turns out, is mostly a collection of leaderboards and omits entirely any “news” or “current events.”
On Whose Fault That Is
Decidedly not mine.
On Whose Fault That Is, Part II
Probably either my parents’ or society’s.
On What the Name Is of the Game I’m Playing
The Blame Game.
Reckless Power (RECK) Leaderboards
In yesterday’s edition of the Notes, we looked at the players from 2011 who displayed the most reckless power, as calculated by dividing Isolated Power by Isolated Patience — or, stated differently, (SLG – AVG) / (OBP – AVG). Essentially, it’s designed to identify players whose power far outstrips their patience. The results appear to approximate the Richter Scale, such that less than 2.0 is barely felt, 5.0 is moderate, and 9.0-and-up happens less than every 10 years and is totally destructive.
Here are the top-10 most reckless (qualified) player seasons from 2002 to 2011, or what is also known as the FanGraphs Era:
|5||Jorge Cantu||Devil Rays||2005||631||.286||.311||.497||8.4|
And here are the top-10 most reckless player seasons going back to the dawn of baseball time (or, the beginning of the 20th century, at least):
|1||Shawon Dunston||- – -||1997||511||.300||.312||.451||12.6|
|7||Ozzie Guillen||White Sox||1996||528||.263||.273||.367||10.4|
SCOUT Leaderboards: Australian Baseball League
Here is the (totally sortable) SCOUT batting leaderboard for the Australian Baseball League (ABL). SCOUT represents an attempt to derive something meaningful from small samples and is the average of a player’s standard deviations from the ABL mean in three important (and regressed) stats: walk rate, strikeout rate, and home-run rate. (Click here for more on SCOUT.)
|10||Allan De San Miguel||FA||143||14.6%||21.6%||3.8%||1.28||-0.41||0.17||0.35|
• Since the last time we looked at the ABL, 30-year-old corner-type Brian Burgamy has unseated 29-year-old corner-type Justin Huber atop the SCOUT leaderboard.
• Matt Kennelly is a catcher who played at Double-A Mississippi in 2011 as a 22-year-old, which is actually on the young side for the level. As with his ABL showing, he’s shown fine plate discipline without much power in minors.
• Boss Moanaroa‘s real first name is Crew.
For pitchers, SCOUT is the average of a player’s standard deviations from the AFL mean in (regressed) strikeout and walk rate.
|8||Todd Van Steensel||PHI||8||16.0||70||21.4%||7.9%||0.71||0.08||0.39|
• Yohei Yanagawa is a (soon-to-be) 26-year-old Japanese right-hander who pitched just 7.0 innings in the NPB this past year. Per Patrick Newman’s NPB Tracker, we discover that Yanagawa throws a fastball at about 86-90 mph, a forkball, and a slider at 75-80 mph. So far, he has both the highest regressed strikeout and regressed walk rates in ABL play.
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