Fridays Above Replacement

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Billy wins the gold!!

The title of this piece is a prediction, rather than an exclamatory remark.  I am, of course, talking about a Rawlings Gold Glove Award.  Billy Hamilton deserves to win one this year.  Hopefully after ... Read More...
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Finding Dilson Herrera

Perhaps the title is a bit misleading.  We know Dilson Herrera's whereabouts thanks to our own Jason Linden.  What we shall endeavor to do is find a few suitable comparison for Dilson Herrera among curren... Read More...
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Votto: Then and Now

On April 29th, I wrote a column titled Neutralizing Joey Votto.  To date, I think it is the best baseball analysis I've ever done.  If you haven't read it and appreciate trips down memory lane, you should... Read More...
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He’s a Good Fastball Hitter!

I'm sure you've all heard the title of this column uttered by curious hapless on-air personalities at some point or another. But what does it mean? At the base level, it means a particular batter hits well when... Read More...
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In Defense of Jay Bruce

Jay Bruce is having a resurgent season at the plate.  As of this writing, Bruce is slashing .273/.329/.581 with a 135 wRC+.  If the season ended today, this would be Bruce’s most prolific hitting s... Read More...
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Joey Votto’s Strikeouts

All astute baseball fans have noticed there is a big difference in Joey Votto's game this year.  No, I'm not talking about his sub-.230 AVG or his sub-.360 OBP.  I'm talking, of course, about his strikeou... Read More...
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Two Days in Denver

To begin, I'd like to apologize to everyone who clicked on this link expecting some sort of in-depth statistical analysis.  Unfortunately, you won't find such an analysis this week. With the holiday weekend ... Read More...
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Do I Feel Lucky? Well, Do Ya, Punk?

“Luck” is a very divisive word among baseball fans of late.  The word gets thrown around a lot when discussing common statistical measures, such as Batting Average on Balls In Play (BABIP) for hi... Read More...