Friday, May 04, 2007

All The Stats You Could Want

Baseball Reference keeps getting better and better!

They've started adding minor-league stats, and what I like about it is that they organize the players both by level, but also by position.

So we can look through, and see that only 1 catcher in the entire freakin' organization is hitting. And we can also see that we have waaaaaay too many 25-year olds playing low-A ball.

Here's the batting stats. Here's the pitching stats.

If you've missed some of the other goodies, they've added lately, try:
--Team batting splits
--Team pitching splits
--Team batting orders
--Pitching logs

...to name a few...

6 Comments:

  • 25 year olds playing low A ball? dear God! i'm going to have to light another candle in front of my Stan Kasten altar. maybe it's time for a human sacrifice. could somebody get d'angelo jimenez on the next flight from columbus? but only if it's not too expensive.

    along those lines, does anybody think it's mere coincidence that a new ultra no-frills airline, the aptly-named skybus, commences business out of columbus the same year the nats AAA affiliate moves there? although they don't fly to any of the DC area airports, i definitely see a few $19 columbus-richmond flights (complete with rental ford focus) in the futures of matt chico, josh wilson and joel hanrahan. round trips for $19? the lerners must be doing cartwheels!

    By Blogger Bill, at 5/04/2007 11:53 AM  

  • Looked at the batting stats and the first thing that went through my head "Please please please, don't bring up Tony Batista under any circumstances! I don't care how well he's doing and how crappy Zim is playing" Which of course means that Tony will be up in June.

    By Blogger Harper, at 5/04/2007 12:26 PM  

  • i'd MUCH rather see tony batista get some pinch hit ABs in lieu of (shudder) d'angelo jimenez and josh wilson, mostly because these gentlemen don't actually "pinch hit" in the literal sense, they merely occupy pinch hitting ABs.

    i think batista is much more likely to get the occasional pinch hit than anybody we have used to date (jimenez, wilson, kasto, snelling, fick, restovich). in fact, i am wondering why we have yet to dump wilson for batista for this very reason.

    By Blogger Bill, at 5/04/2007 12:37 PM  

  • Unfortunately, years of bad post-strike management by the Expos followed by a few years of total indifference by MLB left the franchise a barren wasteland at practically all levels.

    I have faith that a solid organization can be rebuilt, but it's going to take some time for sure.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/04/2007 12:46 PM  

  • As someone who followed Tony on the Expos on 2004...you just don't want him. Well actually, check that. If you use him in only "all or nothing" situations where a HR is necessary - he's not that bad.

    Last time I saw him he didn't go for hits, and definately never tried to get on base. It was back-of-the-heels swinging on anything near the plate. Fun to watch but actually didn't really help the bench.

    By Blogger Harper, at 5/04/2007 3:31 PM  

  • Well, while it's true that you don't want any "real" prospects playing in Low A at age 25, remember that the club has to field 4 teams (and 6 once the short-season leagues start up).

    That means -- when you're an organization that's had its minor-league system run dry -- you have to sign some 25-year-old minor-league free agents and fill in holes. Sometimes those holes are in Low A ball.

    By Blogger John, at 5/04/2007 7:20 PM  

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