Posts tagged "baseball prospectus"

Pierzynski is probably brilliant, Short is definitely hurt

Pierzynski is probably brilliant, Short is definitely hurt
The frustrating thing about trying to evaluate A.J. Pierzynski is reviewing his statistical profile, finding a decent but underwhelming player, and being met with the inevitable reply of “Yeah, but the intangibles”.  It’s a valid complaint, but one that’s hard to reconcile into a firm, sum total. Beyond the mystery of his bat-handling, or clutchitude,... Read more »

The White Sox don't crank out great position players, and other notes

The White Sox don't crank out great position players, and other notes
Two quotes stuck out to me this week in the wake of my overindulgence of Baseball Prospectus content.  The first was Jim Callis of Baseball America saying on a podcast “you win with stars”, and the second was Steve Goldman and Ben Lindbergh asking in their preview of the White Sox, “Is this the worst offense... Read more »

White Sox around the world

White Sox around the world
If I really wanted to, I think I could squeeze a third post out about Kosuke Fukudome signing on to be the 5th outfielder, but it’s probably not the best thing for anyone involved or in the surrounding area.  Additionally, the video for the classic White Sox game I was going to write a retrospective... Read more »
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White Sox projections - they're not here to make you happy

White Sox projections - they're not here to make you happy
I’m literally giving a bath to a small fish right now in a Home Depot bucket, so let’s allow the computers to do the heavy lifting for me in this piece. A slate of computer projections for the 2012 season have been released.  Not all of them have been released yet, and we’re still about two... Read more »

The war with PECOTA, instant gratification, the doom that is youth, and other White Sox notes

The war with PECOTA, instant gratification, the doom that is youth, and other White Sox notes
“Eat it, charlatans!”, says PECOTA // Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune These White Sox nuggets are in four bite-size pieces.  Chew carefully. The incredibly respected Baseball Prospectus released their PECOTA projections recently.  Of all the projections that dare to predict wins and losses for major league baseball teams, PECOTA has the lowest average margin of error,... Read more »