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  • Posted 05/25/2015 06:55:20 EDT

    "His absurdly low .238 average on balls in play (the average player sits in the .290-.300 range) suggests an uncanny ability to find fielders, while his average exit velocity of 91.45 mph off the bat more »

  • Posted 05/24/2015 10:31:07 EDT

    Pitchers- Sickel's rank of sox prospects: 2008   Buch 1  Bowden 5  Masterson 6  Hagadone  7 2009  Bowden 2   Bard  3   Hagadone  8 2010   Kelly 2  Bowden  5   Tazawa 6 2011    Ranuado 1  Britton 2 201 more »

  • Posted 05/15/2015 09:01:29 EDT

    Of all MLB OF last 3+ years the only players with a wRC+ > 11 (JR's) and >+10 defenders:  Trout, Zobrist, Gomez, Gordon, and Heyward.     [/QUOTE] Not sure if you had a typo or what, but over the last more »

  • Posted 05/13/2015 06:49:42 EDT

    Moon you post long inane baseball facts (as well done as they are)!  Who cares could aplly to everything ever written here.  It is a baseball forum, for debates about meaningless games played by milli more »

  • Posted 05/13/2015 04:10:51 EDT

    JR is under-rated by the never question the FO brigade, and over-rated by those who only look at him when he is hot.  In retrospect (and lots of injuries), of course he was the keeper not Kalish    Ca more »

  • Posted 05/10/2015 04:33:15 EDT

    Hey Hill don't worry Montero is tearing it up too (in AAA) :)

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  • Posted 05/10/2015 04:24:18 EDT

    Here are the names of the only MLB outfielders with more extra base hits than Mook:

    Cruz  Harper  Myers  Cespedes Upton Trout

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  • Posted 05/06/2015 08:21:25 EDT

    OPS+ Mookie  118 in 78 carrer games  Ells career 109,  age 24 first full season 88, 25yo second full season  99, 27yo third full season 146 2015 XBH  Mook 11  Ells  4 It sure is fun to see him show hi more »

  • Posted 05/05/2015 03:51:32 EDT

    I'd bet the NYY Ells contract will be considered a large mistake, like most big FA contracts.

    His 2015 "hot" start   singles  31  dbl 2   trp  0   HR  1   

     

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  • Posted 05/03/2015 04:37:02 EDT

    22yo with a 111 OPS+ in 75 career MLB games, who play nice D, and have nothing left to learn about hitting AAA pitching - don't get demoted!!!  

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  • Forum Post: Iglesias

    Posted 04/28/2015 04:23:07 EDT

    wRC+ 2012 to present :

    Pedroia  111

    Lowrie   111

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  • Posted 04/16/2015 05:05:51 EDT

    Random thoughts on board decline: 3 WS rings- I'm nowhere near as passionate about the Sox as I was pre '04. It almosts seems greedy to live and die by getting the 4th ring.  The build up towards succ more »

  • Posted 04/16/2015 04:49:03 EDT

    If Clay has a good feel for his change up, his mental / effort issues mean little!   That being said-   Has there been a time to sell relatively high on Clay?   The character question?  laptops, teena more »

  • Posted 03/21/2015 05:36:35 EDT

    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: In San Diego A-Gon was putting up park-adjusted numbers like a left-handed Manny Ramirez, and everyone knew the Padres would have to deal him rather than pay him, s more »

  • Posted 12/21/2014 04:29:21 EST

    In response to tom-uk's comment: The AL avg 3B in 2014 OPS was .701, IMO he would have been worth keeping if he was a stud with the glove at 3b.  I don't think he was. Steamer projects a 2015 OPS of . more »

  • Posted 12/21/2014 11:56:14 EST

    In response to hill55's comment: In response to slomag's comment: Throw out the 2014 season and his numbers look a lot like Yoenis Cespedes - and he got us a #2 starter. In 2013  Yoenis Cepedes was va more »

  • Posted 12/12/2014 09:05:57 EST

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: In response to tom-uk's comment: [QUOTE] Extra pressure on Xander in the field for 2015?   Career GB% Masterson  57 Porcello  52 Kelly 52 Miley 49 ( last two y more »

  • Posted 12/11/2014 05:51:31 EST

    Extra pressure on Xander in the field for 2015?  

    Career GB%

    Masterson  57

    Porcello  52

    Kelly 52

    Miley 49 ( last two years 51.6 )

    Clay  49

    MLB Starter avg is ~45

    Sox 2014    44

     

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  • Posted 12/10/2014 09:24:04 EST

    This is a business, you can't let emotions get into a business. As someone who has worked with pro athletes for two decades, pride and ego are masive. Sometimes even more than total $.  There are plen more »

  • Posted 12/10/2014 08:53:35 EST

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: Is it too much to blame both sides??? Can't get too angry, this is a business afterall.  Sox might be better off in the long run for all we know, and I'll wai more »

  • Forum Post: Yanks Get Didi

    Posted 12/06/2014 01:27:30 EST

    I can see why they traded for him, he is likely to be an average SS. In 500 games in the minors he had 721 OPS, MLB average at SS last year was 677. [/QUOTE] I knew SS was a light hitting position but more »

  • Forum Post: Yanks Get Didi

    Posted 12/06/2014 12:34:08 EST

    I can see why they traded for him, he is likely to be an average SS.

    In 500 games in the minors he had 721 OPS, MLB average at SS last year was 677.

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  • Posted 11/29/2014 02:23:39 EST

    In response to southpaw777's comment: In response to tom-uk's comment: [QUOTE] The Fangraphs fan probably would have gone for Werth and his high OBP, over CC.   The two FAs signed are plan C or D move more »

  • Posted 11/26/2014 09:47:39 EST

    The Fangraphs fan probably would have gone for Werth and his high OBP, over CC.   The two FAs signed are plan C or D moves!  The Bosox draft picks have not worked out in most cases: Vict, Castillo, Ha more »

  • Posted 11/24/2014 03:40:20 EST

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