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Postby wrveres » Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:20 am

why?
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Postby The Jury » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:23 am

What's the correct pronunciation of "Daisuke Matsuzaka?" I took most of the winter off from baseball research so I don't even know where "Dice-K" has come from. Anyone mind taking a moment to explain it so I don't have to go through 93 pages? Thanks!
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:36 am

The Jury wrote:What's the correct pronunciation of "Daisuke Matsuzaka?" I took most of the winter off from baseball research so I don't even know where "Dice-K" has come from. Anyone mind taking a moment to explain it so I don't have to go through 93 pages? Thanks!


It's actually pronounced exactly like the nickname. I still hate the nickname but at least it will get people to pronounce his name correctly.
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Postby wrveres » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:16 pm

The Jury wrote:What's the correct pronunciation of "Daisuke Matsuzaka?" I took most of the winter off from baseball research so I don't even know where "Dice-K" has come from. Anyone mind taking a moment to explain it so I don't have to go through 93 pages? Thanks!


You pronounce it, "National Treasure" ;-D
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Postby cadets1 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:04 pm

does anyone know what his walks to k's are like?
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Postby thedude » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:34 pm

cadets1 wrote:does anyone know what his walks to k's are like?


last year he had 200 ks to 34 walks
the year before he had 226 k's to 49 walks
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Postby jlm53089 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:10 pm

*points to sig*
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:16 pm

jlm53089 wrote:*points to sig*


He's proven that he can be a dominant pitcher in Japan and that he can dominate major league level talent at the WBC. Has he proven yet that he can dominate at the major league level in the US? No. But just as minor league statistics tell us something about a player so too do the numbers from his years in the Japanese leagues as well as his WBC experience. Whether he's overrated or not depends on where you rate him of course but he's not going to come over here as Hideki Irabu part 2. If you're expecting that then you're guilty of underrating him.
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Postby Chrisy Moltisanti » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:08 pm

Jim Albright based translations:
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Matsuzaka's translated Seibu stats, as a Yankee:

     W  L GS  IP   H HR BB   K   ERA  WHIP  K/9  K/BB 

2005 19 5 28 215 185 16 63 200  2.74  1.15  8.4  3.2
2006 17 4 25 187 156 21 39 181  2.52  1.04  8.7  4.6
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PECOTA translations

      HR BB   K   ERA  WHIP  K/9  K/BB 

2005  14 57 179  3.22  1.07  7.5  3.1
2006  19 45 159  3.52  1.06  7.7  3.7


Actual BABIP in Japan

2005 .275
2006 .258


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Approximate Z-Score based value for 2006, by rank of SP

ZiPS: 14th
CHONE: 12th
(EDIT)BP: 15th

My own: 12th

I don't know if Bill James has done a projection on Matsuzaka, but this will be a good battleground for pecota.

I'd be comfortable with taking Matsuzaka in the 6th.
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Postby RynMan » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:29 pm

jlm53089 wrote:*points to sig*



I think Kaz Matsui was more overrated. I never bought into the hype he received.
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