Archive for August 2010

On a position-by-position basis, are we doing replacement level wrong?

A statistical look at a renegade major league yields a surprising insight into the effect of expansion.

Using retrospective projections to find breakout (and flat-out weird) seasons.

The journeyman infielder has been unfairly consigned to a career in the minors. Someone needs to let him contribute … if it’s not already too late.

A new book takes a closer look at a baseball hotbed in the Caribbean.

Checking in on midseason TotalZone defense numbers for the minor leagues.

What is the probability of a given player hitting for the cycle?

College players, wood bats … what more could you want?

Who’s there, who to watch, and who’s going to win.

Jeff sifts through the first 10 rounds of the amateur draft looking for names you should know.

The road to Omaha runs through Monte Carlo.

Jeff cracks open the spreadsheets and ranks the top college draft prospects.

There’s plenty of draft-eligible college talent behind the plate. Jeff ranks the contenders.

Jeff identifies an important red flag for draft day.

In which Jeff beats a dead horse, wondering if it will come back to life.

Who is the most feared college catcher? Which 2008 Giants draft pick is better (at some things) than Buster Posey? For once, Jeff tries to answer as many questions as he asks.

How the defensive spectrum changes from college ball to the professional ranks

What happens when college pitchers face future draftees? And what does it all mean?

A new way to measure amateur prospects: What happens when they go head to head?

The NL Central is up for grabs. Will the Crew be good enough to take it?