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5/17 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs

Postby wrveres » Tue May 17, 2011 5:40 am

Jose Bautista Facts
Dave Cameron: Also since the start of the 2010 season, Jose Bautista’s Isolated Slugging is .381. The next highest in baseball is Miguel Cabrera… who is at .281, exactly 100 points lower. Over the past 365 days, Bautista’s line is as follows: 156 games, 673 PA, .292/.421/.708, 33 2B, 3 3B, 63 HR, 114 BB, 100 K, 10 SB, 2 CS. Albert Pujols is second in home runs over the same time period – he has 41.
Albert Pujols to Third Base/ Pujols 3B Watch
Jack Moore: Let's examine. Eight first basemen have 25+ runs so far, only four third basemen do (and it's very possible neither of them -- Jose Bautista, Neil Walker, Alex Gordon, or Martin Prado -- will have that qualification next year). 12 first basemen have 25+ RBIs against only seven third basemen. Similar trends hold for the other stats (except for SB, which third basemen are better). What's more striking is comparing z-scores, or standard deviations from the mean, when Pujols moves from first base to third base. According to pre-season projections, Pujols was 1.7-2.3 standard deviations above the mean in runs, RBIs, home runs and batting average versus other first basemen. Against third basemen? The numbers skyrocket. His z-scores for runs, RBIs, homers, and average respectively: 2.8, 2.5, 2.7 and 3.1. No other third baseman had a z-score above 2.3 in any category except for Jose Bautista in home runs, and Evan Longoria's RBI projection was the only other z-score above 2.0. So Pujols is clearly an elite third baseman, and only Jose Bautista could really challenge him at the position.
Power Rankings, done right?
Paul Swydan: 18. New York Mets: To wit, Jeff Francis has accumulated the same WAR (0.7) this season as have all Mets starting pitchers combined.
Anniversaries
Chris Jaffe
* 1963 Bob Allison becomes the first Twin to hit three home runs in one game.
* 1977 Vida Blue pitches 13 innings, the longest outing of his career, but gets stuck with a no-decision as the game keeps going on. His line: 13 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K.
* 1988 Greg Maddux has the longest outing of his career: 10.2 IP and 167 pitches. He gets the loss
* 1998 David Wells tosses a perfect game: NYY 4, MIN 0.
* 2002 Erubiel Durazo hits three homers for Arizona in one game
Buyer Beware: Alexi Ogando
Josh Shepardson: Going forward, I’d expect Ogando’s ERA to closely match his 3.91 xFIP. There is some downside potential with him as well, being that he only threw 72.1 innings last year he may wear down with a heavy workload. In addition to the risk of wearing down, the Rangers may opt to shift him back to the bullpen and have him serve as the primary right-handed setup man for closer Neftali Feliz when some of their others arms are back at full health
For all you bums in all my leagues, heres a tip from your uncle bill.
Fantasy Guru wrote:Midseason league registration is open now.
maybe ou can fetch one of little gold yahoo trophies that way? :-D
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Todays Games

Postby wrveres » Tue May 17, 2011 5:47 am

Todays Games - Todays Weather - Bullpen report

Yankees (20-19) @ Rays (24-17), 6:40pm
NYY: Ivan Nova (24, RHP, 3-3, 4.70)
TBR: James Shields (29, RHP, 4-1, 2.08)

Blue Jays (21-20) @ Tigers (22-19), 7:05pm
TOR: Jesse Litsch (26, RHP, 4-2, 4.14)
DET: Rick Porcello (22, RHP, 3-2, 3.67)

Orioles (19-21) @ RedSox (21-20), 7:10pm
BAL: Zach Britton (23, LHP, 5-2, 2.42)
BOS: Tim Wakefield (44, RHP, 0-1, 5.40)

Rangers (22-19) @ WhiteSox (17-25), 8:10pm
TEX: Matt Harrison (25, LHP, 3-4, 4.35)
CHW: John Danks (26, LHP, 0-6, 4.50)

Indians (25-13) @ Royals (20-20), 8:10pm
CLE: Carlos Carrasco (24, RHP, 1-2, 5.29)
KCR: Sean O'Sullivan (23, RHP, 2-2, 3.79)

Angels (22-20) @ Athletics (21-20), 10:05pm
LAA: Tyler Chatwood (21, RHP, 2-1, 3.67)
OAK: Gio Gonzalez (25, LHP, 4-2, 2.68)

Twins (12-27) @ Mariners (17-23), 10:10pm
MIN: Francisco Liriano (27, LHP, 2-5, 7.07)
SEA: Felix Hernandez (25, RHP, 4-3, 3.36)

Pirates (18-23) @ Nationals (20-21), 1:05pm
PIT: Charlie Morton (27, RHP, 4-1, 3.13)
WSN: Jordan Zimmermann (25, RHP, 2-4, 4.13)

Astros (15-26) @ Braves (24-19), 1:05pm
HOU: Wandy Rodriguez (32, LHP, 2-3, 3.98)
ATL: Derek Lowe (38, RHP, 3-3, 3.73)

Giants (22-18) @ Rockies (21-18), 3:10pm
SFG: Jonathan Sanchez (28, LHP, 3-2, 3.68)
COL: Ubaldo Jimenez (27, RHP, 0-3, 6.67)

Cubs (17-22) @ Reds (24-17), 7:10pm
CHC: Matt Garza (27, RHP, 2-4, 4.17)
CIN: Edinson Volquez (27, RHP, 3-1, 5.74)

Marlins (24-16) @ Mets (19-22), 7:10pm
FLA: Ricky Nolasco (28, RHP, 3-0, 3.02)
NYM: Jonathon Niese (24, LHP, 2-4, 5.03)

Phillies (25-15) @ Cardinals (23-19), 8:15pm
PHI: Roy Oswalt (33, RHP, 3-1, 3.33)
STL: Jaime Garcia (24, LHP, 5-0, 1.89)

Padres (18-23) @ D'backs (17-23), 9:40pm
SDP: Tim Stauffer (29, RHP, 0-1, 3.47)
ARI: Daniel Hudson (24, RHP, 3-5, 4.41)

Brewers (19-21) @ Dodgers (19-22), 10:10pm
MIL: Randy Wolf (34, LHP, 3-3, 4.11)
LAD: Hiroki Kuroda (36, RHP, 4-3, 3.21)
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Re: 5/17 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs

Postby AussieDodger » Tue May 17, 2011 5:57 am

wrveres wrote:]Power Rankings, done right?
Paul Swydan: 18. New York Mets: To wit, Jeff Francis has accumulated the same WAR (0.7) this season as have all Mets starting pitchers combined.


He has Cleveland BELOW the Mets/Mess? FAIL :-t
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Re: 5/17 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs

Postby CharlatanSin » Tue May 17, 2011 6:45 am

Got Ricky Nolasco going today, ready to meet the Mets. But I'm not touching Ubaldo with a 10 foot pole. Hell, I wouldn't start Ubaldo against the San Jose Giants.
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Re: 5/17 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs

Postby jpbusta » Tue May 17, 2011 7:06 am

Anyone starting Oswalt against the cards? :-o
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Re: 5/17 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs

Postby bigh0rt » Tue May 17, 2011 7:26 am

jpbusta wrote:Anyone starting Oswalt against the cards? :-o

I am. Fingers crossed. :-o

Trotting Oswalt @ St Louis and Garcia, which could end poorly :-C , Volquez, who I just got off Waivers, vs ChC, which will likely end poorly (unless he suddenly stops walking guys and giving up HR) :-C , and Shields vs NYY, which could certainly end poorly :-C

I don't like where this is going...
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Re: 5/17 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs

Postby CharlatanSin » Tue May 17, 2011 7:27 am

CharlatanSin wrote:Got Ricky Nolasco going today, ready to meet the Mets. But I'm not touching Ubaldo with a 10 foot pole. Hell, I wouldn't start Ubaldo against the San Jose Giants.


Actually, scratch that. Sitting here in my NYC apartment, I can tell you there is NO WAY they're playing that game at Citi Field tonight. The rain's freaking biblical right now.
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Re: 5/17 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs

Postby kab21 » Tue May 17, 2011 7:52 am

Hudson vs SD, Gio vs LAA in H2H

Garza x 2 in the boring leagues
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Re: 5/17 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs

Postby bigh0rt » Tue May 17, 2011 8:01 am

bigh0rt wrote:
jpbusta wrote:Anyone starting Oswalt against the cards? :-o

I am. Fingers crossed. :-o

Trotting Oswalt @ St Louis and Garcia, which could end poorly :-C , Volquez, who I just got off Waivers, vs ChC, which will likely end poorly (unless he suddenly stops walking guys and giving up HR) :-C , and Shields vs NYY, which could certainly end poorly :-C

I don't like where this is going...

Oh, and I'm sitting Liriano, so expect something close to a No Hitter. :-C
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Re: 5/17 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs

Postby jsphlly » Tue May 17, 2011 8:21 am

Anyone skurd to start Danks at home vs. TEX? :-o
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