General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Postby CubinNY » Mon May 09, 2022 1:02 pm

According to Baseball Reference, Bryant still does not have a home run. Other than power, his hitting line looks good. Javi has a very Javi line at this point. Rizzo is loving the short porch at Yankee Stadium.
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Postby d_money » Mon May 09, 2022 1:09 pm

CubinNY wrote:According to Baseball Reference, Bryant still does not have a home run. Other than power, his hitting line looks good.

That’s surprising to hear to begin with but the fact that ~ half his games are in Coors is even more surprising. It could be the ball as well, but that affects everyone.
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Postby sweetpeteman » Mon May 09, 2022 1:21 pm

Bryant has also been on the IL since April 25th.
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Postby Bertz » Mon May 09, 2022 5:55 pm



This isn't the most sophisticated analysis, though he does link to some that are more math-heavy, but a good high level overview of barrel rate (balls hit 95+ MPH on a trajectory conducive to dongs) and how it's actually a pretty meaningful and predictive statistic.

Tl;Dr is that hitters mostly control their barrel rate, while pitchers mostly don't. From a Cubs perspective, it should make you feel good about Wisdom, Seiya, and Hoerner continuing what they've done so far, while conversely a pedestrian barrel rate is why (in addition to age) a lot of people never hopped on the Schwindel bandwagon. It's also another strike against Madrigal, as with a miniscule barrel rate his BABIP is going to ebb and flow more based on external factors.

Barrel rates being pretty mercurial would be another reason to maybe leave one foot on the Kyle Hendricks bandwagon a little longer.
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Postby sneakypower » Tue May 10, 2022 5:39 pm

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby PackLandVA » Wed May 11, 2022 4:05 am

The Halos Reid Detmers has a no-no through 8 innings. Trout uncorks a 2-run shot in the bottom of the inning of of the Rays position player Brett Phillips. After an Ohtani line drive double off the RF wall, Anthony Rendon comes up to the plate....and decides to bat left-handed (1st time in his career). With a 2-0m count, Rendon crushed one to right center for a 2-run bomb. 12-0 Angels. Take that Javy!
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Postby PackLandVA » Wed May 11, 2022 4:11 am

And Detmers gets the No-No!!!!
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Wed May 11, 2022 6:24 am

PackLandVA wrote:The Halos Reid Detmers has a no-no through 8 innings. Trout uncorks a 2-run shot in the bottom of the inning of of the Rays position player Brett Phillips. After an Ohtani line drive double off the RF wall, Anthony Rendon comes up to the plate....and decides to bat left-handed (1st time in his career). With a 2-0m count, Rendon crushed one to right center for a 2-run bomb. 12-0 Angels. Take that Javy!





Well, I'm happy for Detmers (and Rendon). I was really hoping Detmers would fall to the Cubs' 1st round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft (probably too many teams between the Angels and the Cubs for that to happen, if the Angels had gone in another direction).
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Wed May 11, 2022 11:07 am

Really hope the Angels/Trout/Ohtani/Maddon get a shot in the playoffs.

That's one of the most implausible no-hitters that I can recall. Not Edwin Jackson stuff but just an 88 game score.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Thu May 12, 2022 12:38 pm

Had no idea Machado was running a 15 fwar pace
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Postby Derwood » Thu May 12, 2022 3:41 pm

Tigers have been brutal. Their pitching is good (3.75ish team ERA) but they cannot hit a lick, and have just 12 team HR's in 31 games.

If they were league average in hitting, they'd be at least a .500 team
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Postby CubinNY » Sat May 21, 2022 2:59 pm

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby UK » Sat May 21, 2022 10:18 pm

In non-surprising news, Josh Donaldson is a racist.

Called Tim Anderson "Jackie" in a derogatory manner.

Stay classy.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Andy » Sun May 22, 2022 2:12 am

UK wrote:In non-surprising news, Josh Donaldson is a racist.

Called Tim Anderson "Jackie" in a derogatory manner.

Stay classy.

Seems like he's been doing that to make fun of Anderson ever since Anderson (I'm assuming in jest) called himself the new Jackie Robinson during a dispute with MLB a couple years ago.

Donaldson probably thinks that's very funny.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Backtobanks » Sun May 22, 2022 6:14 pm

Andy wrote:
UK wrote:In non-surprising news, Josh Donaldson is a racist.

Called Tim Anderson "Jackie" in a derogatory manner.

Stay classy.

Seems like he's been doing that to make fun of Anderson ever since Anderson (I'm assuming in jest) called himself the new Jackie Robinson during a dispute with MLB a couple years ago.

Donaldson probably thinks that's very funny.


In today's Tribune, Donaldson said that the two of them have been joking about it for the past two years. Maybe Donaldson is a racist or maybe not. Maybe Anderson is a jerk for comparing himself to a legend or maybe not.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby CoolHandLuke » Mon May 23, 2022 2:48 am

Backtobanks wrote:
Andy wrote:
UK wrote:In non-surprising news, Josh Donaldson is a racist.

Called Tim Anderson "Jackie" in a derogatory manner.

Stay classy.

Seems like he's been doing that to make fun of Anderson ever since Anderson (I'm assuming in jest) called himself the new Jackie Robinson during a dispute with MLB a couple years ago.

Donaldson probably thinks that's very funny.


In today's Tribune, Donaldson said that the two of them have been joking about it for the past two years. Maybe Donaldson is a racist or maybe not. Maybe Anderson is a jerk for comparing himself to a legend or maybe not.


Maybe this guy can horsefeathers off or maybe not
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Postby UMFan83 » Sat May 28, 2022 1:03 am

cl smooth wrote:https://twitter.com/extrabaggs/status/1530297672187277312


Here's what he wrote about it:

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Postby Old Style » Sat May 28, 2022 3:32 am

Wow. Wasn’t really expecting that from Kapler. Amazing.
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