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BRobinsonfan

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  1. Scott has a higher batting average. Not even close.
  2. Of course you mean "common" in the sense of: "of mediocre or inferior quality; mean; low; coarse; vulgar"
  3. Excellent article -mefogus is right - it's worth a read.
  4. But he's the anti-Tony Batista example. Tony Batista has a lifetime .OBP of under .300. Allison had a lifetime .OBP of .358. Again, you're making our point.
  5. No... no one wants him back... He's horrible... he's a proven out maker... not, as you put it... "a proven RBI man." He requires more AB per RBI than almost anyone in the history of the game. That's why he switches from team, to team, to team... Your support for Tony Batista proves our point.
  6. I'm not sure why he didn't make it... unless it was his glove/arm? He had a .268 batting average, .367 OBP and an .806 OPS in 1904 minor league at bats with 68 hr's. Looks like a pretty decent performance for a catcher. Drungo... what's your theory?
  7. All right... I always b*tch at NMS for being too negative... but some of these are pure genius. I love the "O's Fever - Catch it and Die"... "I bat clean-up" and "Here's your horse s--t town Aubrey Huff"... but almost all of these are really, really great. Good show NMS!
  8. I played through High School... and I also believe in sabermetrics. I fooled around with a fantasy league once in 1998... but since then haven't been involved in one.
  9. By "on the rocks" I mean not to fill the glass with ice... a few cubes are o.k.... Too much cold (i.e.) too much ice... will mask the flavor of the scotch. If you're paying $30.00 for a glass of 24 year old MacCallan you don't want to have it taste like a $4.00 glass of Dewars. Sometimes its just easier or more convenient to order a glass of scotch with "a few ice cubes" then order it with a "splash of water"... Two or three cubes will melt pretty quickly and won't make the liquor so cold that it will numb your taste buds. Several times I've had inexperienced bar tenders put soda water in
  10. Cardu is a fine single malt scotch to start learning with... it's light, smooth and quite distinctive... nothing like a blend at all... and not as harsh glenfiddich. Macallan is another decent single malt to cut your teeth on. I think of this as a Sherry Scotch as its aged in sherry casks. Oban is quite nice and sort of the opposite of Macallan to me... it's more peaty or "smoky," if you will. If you can find a liquor store that sells the small airline bottles... you can try out a number of different single malts without having to spring for a whole bottle. Try it neat first... if yo
  11. LOL! Maybe that had as much to do with him not getting enough votes for a HOF selection as his lack of run support?
  12. Yeah, but by then we'll be reading it on the heads up display unit in our hover cars as we jet between cross country destinations in a matter minutes!
  13. One way to test RShack's theory is to simply look back at established major league players and see what their minor league stats are like. If the "stats guy" theory holds up - one would expect them to have good minor league numbers. If RShack's theory holds up - one might expect them to have a variety of performance records in the minor league's. While the following research is by no means as comprehensive and as detailed as what Drungo and others would do - it's at least a quick snap shot on the question. I did this in about 20 minutes using baseball reference minor league stats. I
  14. You are misquoting me in a rather disengenous way through the use of ellipses... I'd appreciate it if you'd rectify that. Originally Posted by BRobinsonfan O.K. Let's call the percentage of all the guys in the MiL who put up .800 who stick in the big leagues for 5 years or more "percentage X." And Let's call the percentage of all the guys in the MiL who put up .600 and went on to stick in the bigs "percentage Y." Can we all agree that percentage X - whatever number it is - is bigger than percentage Y? So knowing that it's 65% ... WHY DID YOU LEAVE OUT WHAT I SAID AFTER SAYING "SO KNOWING T
  15. In the spirit of RShak... can you clarify just how big a difference there is in those two positions. Is it 65% different? 21.8% different. I mean... just how big a difference are we talking about here? Is it a statistically significant?
  16. Rshak, Maybe this will help us understand where you're coming from. Since you don't think MiL stats are a predictor of future success maybe you could give us a list of five or ten AAA or AA players that have poor to mediocre minor league stats that you see as becoming Major League players within the next couple of years. And, without using stats, tell us why you think they will be.
  17. Wait a minute... weren't you quoting BA above when you thought it supported your argument? And on another note - it BA is "ahead of the game in targeting prospects" what, pray tell, is the methodology they use most to target said prospects?
  18. Do you intuitively know this or do you have (gasp) stats to back this up?
  19. O.K. Let's call the percentage of all the guys in the MiL who put up .800 who stick in the big leagues for 5 years or more "percentage X." And Let's call the percentage of all the guys in the MiL who put up .600 and went on to stick in the bigs "percentage Y." Can we all agree that percentage X - whatever number it is - is bigger than percentage Y? So knowing that it's 65% bigger vs. 60% bigger really doesn't tell me anything.
  20. And the silence from the other side is deafening!
  21. Here's another good source: http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/2097/149/1/GaryBrentJohnson2006.pdf
  22. Well.... what forecasting tool do you advocate? What method do you trust? Will you use statistics to justify that tool... or just "a feeling" you have?
  23. You said you're ready to "debunk" ... when will that start?
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