wily mo says:
June 15, 2011 at 8:20 am
i’m finchy on darwin barney
June 15, 2011 at 8:47 am
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.
Donnie Baseball says:
June 15, 2011 at 10:10 am
June 15, 2011 at 11:14 am
What a clueless response.
June 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm
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.
Mike Podhorzer says:
June 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm
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.
June 16, 2011 at 10:16 am
Correct me if I’m wrong ,but original DIPS theory posits that pitcher BABIP is luck-derived, but not hitter-BABIP.
A Reply says:
June 21, 2011 at 11:03 am
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.
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