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  1. i’m finchy on darwin barney

    Comment by wily mo — June 15, 2011 @ 8:20 am

  2. Markakis’s gradual, steady power decline has been somewhat amazing and hard-to-miss; I’m more interested in hearing what you have to say about Shin-Soo Choo.

    Of course, his final numbers will look ugly compared to his usual .375-ish wOBA and near .900 OPS, but does he have it in him to come close to those numbers over the second half of the year?

    It’s hard to believe that a guy who so consistently hit about .300/.400/.500 for so many years could suddenly stink so bad.

    Comment by Drew — June 15, 2011 @ 8:47 am

  3. PEDs.

    Comment by Donnie Baseball — June 15, 2011 @ 10:10 am

  4. What a clueless response.

    Comment by Ryan — June 15, 2011 @ 11:14 am

  5. Ouch talk about damning with faint praise. Markakis will do better because some of his outs will become singles because of better luck.

    I’m not sure a bearish+bulishl dual articles makes much sense in the case of players that have declined to such a degree as Markakis. It gives the false sense of equivalence for the two positions. It’s kinda like putting an evolutionary biologist in a debate with a creationist.

    Comment by Klatzy — June 15, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

  6. Haha, nah, it’s not totally like that. It’s more like “his power couldn’t have completely disappeared the way it has the last 2 years, could it???” And also a reminder not to forget about the steals that do have value, but most fantasy owners likely are ignoring.

    Comment by Mike Podhorzer — June 15, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

  7. Correct me if I’m wrong ,but original DIPS theory posits that pitcher BABIP is luck-derived, but not hitter-BABIP.

    Comment by delv — June 16, 2011 @ 10:16 am

  8. BABIP for hitters is in part luck derived, just not as luck/defense derived as it is for pitchers.

    Part of the reason for this, is that over time, a hitter should face average defense. That is not true for a pitcher who will always have roughly the same defense behind him.

    Comment by A Reply — June 21, 2011 @ 11:03 am

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