Category Archives: Player Analysis

Does Gregor Blanco need a platoon partner?

In short, it depends. Let me demonstrate. Blanco’s current manifested platoon split over the course of his career is 8.4%. His 428 PAs against lefties regressed against 1000 PAs of a league average 8.6% split, in following the example set … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Hunter Pence Contract (w/ a side of BEANS)

Earlier, I dissected the Pence contract, and came to the conclusion that he would be need to be worth about 15.5 WAR to make the contract “worth it” in this baseball economy. Let’s use BEANS, which has a built-in long … Continue reading

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BEANS: A New Projection System

EDIT: If you’re looking for BEANS’ pitcher projections for 2014, they are available here. As if we needed another foray into the world of projections, I’m doing it anyway. I designed BEANS (Baseball Empirical ANalysis System) largely to project players … Continue reading

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Examining the case for Tim Lincecum

In terms of ERA and related statistics, there’s barely a case for giving Tim Lincecum a major-league contract. By rWAR, Lincecum’s pitching was worth -1.7 wins in 2012 and -0.6 in 2013, making him significantly worse than a scrub from Fresno … Continue reading

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Gregor Blanco’s perfectly cromulent season

Given the failure of the Giants’ 2013 season, it’s perfectly reasonable for fans to clamor for—nay, demand—improvement. Naturally a team with the resources of the Giants should not make 86-loss seasons a regular habit. However, with the Giants in possession … Continue reading

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Brandon Belt, destroyer of baseballs

Since being benched in favor of Brett Pill for three straight games in Philadelphia in an attempt to create “competition” for the first-base job (the meaning of which is analyzed here), Brandon Belt has hit .438/.514/.875 in ten games, including … Continue reading

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