Baseball Prospectus

  • Baseball Prospectus Just Lost A Lot Of Credibility In Our Eyes

    Baseball Prospectus Just Lost A Lot Of Credibility In Our Eyes

    February 25, 2010 at 11:00 am 4 comments

    Last night after Baby Prof went to bed we decided to dive into one of our favorite rites of spring, Baseball Prospectus 2010. We were neck-deep in baseball statistics bliss when we came across Carl Crawford’s write-up which included this statement… The Rays picked up Crawford’s $10 million option for […]

     
  • [THE HANGOVER] A Meta-Analysis Of Top Tampa Bay Rays Prospects

    [THE HANGOVER] A Meta-Analysis Of Top Tampa Bay Rays Prospects

    January 10, 2008 at 10:13 am 11 comments

    Tampa Bay Rays (35 days until pitchers and catchers report)[Update 1/15/08: We have added the Top 13 prospect list from Rays of Light.] [Update 1/14/08: We have added Stacy Long's list of Top 30 prospects to the Meta-Analysis. Long's list is clearly needed in this meta-analysis as he has seen […]

     
  • Juuust A Bit Outside

    Juuust A Bit Outside

    May 17, 2007 at 1:45 pm 3 comments

    One number that is starting to gain steam in baseball circles is VORP (Value Over Replacement Player), a stat invented by Keith Woolner of Baseball Prospectus. Without boring you with all the brain-surgery math behind the number, we will just say that it measures the contribution of a player to […]

     
  • Carl Crawford Is No Better Than 51st Most Valuable Player In Baseball

    Carl Crawford Is No Better Than 51st Most Valuable Player In Baseball

    May 16, 2007 at 3:00 pm 3 comments

    Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus and SI.com recently released his list of “Baseball’s Top 50 MVPs.” In concept, the UFD (Ultimate Fantasy Draft) is pretty simple: If you were starting a baseball team from scratch, which players would you want to build your team around? Three members of the Tampa […]

     
  • It’s Raining Love And Stupidity For The Devil Rays

    It’s Raining Love And Stupidity For The Devil Rays

    March 23, 2007 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

    Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus talks to Derek Jacques about the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the upcoming 2007 season as part of their “Hope and Faith” series. The article on the website is very flattering towards the Rays offering previous examples of teams that exploded onto the scene when […]

     
  • Pitcher Projections

    Pitcher Projections

    March 2, 2007 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

    Yesterday we presented the Baseball Prospectus PECOTA projections for the Rays position players. Today we take a look at the weighted mean PECOTA projections for the pitchers. Please see yesterday’s post for an explanation of PECOTA. Player W L ERA IP H BB SO Scott Kazmir 10 7 4.02 151.0 […]

     
  • Hitter Projections

    Hitter Projections

    March 1, 2007 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

    Those lost souls that actually follow the Rays closely know that there is talent on this team and several players have a chance to break out this season. We here at RI try to stay level-headed and not get too optimistic with expectations for individual players. We have an idea […]

     
  • The Hangover: Lil’ Zimms Disses A-Rod, Drive-bys To Ensue

    The Hangover: Lil’ Zimms Disses A-Rod, Drive-bys To Ensue

    February 23, 2007 at 9:26 am 1 comment

    The Hardball Times have made a gallant effort to try and project Akinori Iwamura’s stats for 2007. The problem they face is that there have not been many comparable players that have made the jump from Japan to the Majors. The only similar player (ie. slugger) was Hideki Matsui. Well, […]