Just when I thought it would be a slow news day, something happens. Let’s give Juan a quick look-see with my new player value graphs. (Click to enlarge) Quick Thoughts: I guess that answers the question of who is going to play shortstop if something happens to Edgar Renteria. At this point in his career, Juan Uribe probably isn’t an… Read more →
Bear with me, it’s another sloooooow Thursday afternoon. Thankfully, we’re just 16 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training. Mid-to-late January is probably the worst time of the year for baseball, the offseason is still trudging along, but you can almost see baseball in the distance. Just a few more weeks and we’ll be even closer. Despite… Read more →
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I’ve been playing around lately with some graphs depicting what a player contributes — offense, defense, and both combined with a positional adjustment — versus the theoretical replacement level. It’s a pretty quick way to see the peaks and valley’s of a players last few years. Aaron Rowand might want to forget his first season with the San Francisco Giants… Read more →
Getting back online after a week hiatus, so we won’t be doing any heavy lifting today. Instead, I’ll be posting a few Giants-related links. Let’s check them out. ~ The Giants avoided arbitration with LHP Jack Taschner with a 1-year deal worth $835K. Here’s something you might not know, Taschner will be 31-years-old next season. He made his debut in… Read more →
Just playing around with Excel this morning. Here’s a plot of the O-Swing% — the percentage of swings a batter takes on pitches outside of the strike zone — for all hitters in the MLB last season with at least 100 PA’s. The red line is league average for O-Swing% for the 2008 season. I’ll let you guess who’s sitting… Read more →
I’ve been playing around with EditGrid this morning and I made a few graphs relating to the 2009 Giants WAR projections. There really isn’t any new information presented in these graphs, but they might help some to see just where the wins are actually coming from. I like this pie chart because it shows — in my opinion — how… Read more →
Giants news has slowed down some lately and unless you count the faux-Manny rumors du jour, not much has been happening. Probably the most recent news item is that former Giant, Tyler Walker, has found a new home with the Seattle Mariners. From the MLB.com Mariners website: “Tyler is a pitcher we had identified early on as a guy who… Read more →
Is about +1.8-2 wins in 2009. In our 2009 team projections we learned that, as of now, the Giants are projected as an 82-83 win team. If Brian Sabean did decide to bring in Manny Ramirez to play left field — note, that I’m not saying he will because I doubt it will happen — then the Giants would probably… Read more →