Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Non-Displaced Fracture of the Orbital Floor

From Lynn Henning's update on Miguel Cabrera's injury:
Neither the Tigers, nor Cabrera, expect that last year's American League batting champion will miss Opening Day, April 5 at Comerica Park.
Am I in the minority thinking that MiggyCab won't be ready for Opening Day? It wouldn't be the first time, but then again, I think of the words "non-displaced fracture of the orbital floor" and my optimism begins to fade. Get well soon, Miguel! Baseball fans need you. Some of them don't even know it.

Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers, right, was injured on a ground ball
hit by Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence. (Reuters/Steve Nesius)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Notable Recent MLBTR's

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Don't mix grain and grape.

While reading the indispensable Mlbtraderumors.com, I jotted down notes from tidbits that for one reason or another jumped off the page. As they say on Tosh.O, enjoy:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fantasy Baseball: Catchers

At this time last year, I was readjusting to life in NYC after a three-week holiday in rural Bali. Two years ago, I wrote this piece from Valdelagrana, Spain.

It's easy to miss Valdelagrana...

Our criteria this year include:
  • Past performance
  • Expected spot in batting order
  • Quality of hitters around him
  • Flexibility to play multiple positions
  • Perceived ability to stay healthy
  • Job security
  • Sub conscience bias
As well as projections from:
  • ZiPS
  • Marcel
  • Bill James
  • Oliver
When looking at projections and past performance, statistics of particular interest are:
  • OBP
  • HR
  • wOBA
  • BB%
  • K%
  • OPS+
  • BB/K
  • SB
  • SB%
Please let us know in the comment section where you think we erred. Without further ado, to the rankings!

Miami (Dade) Baseball Alumni

A discussion at work, about collegiate sports in Florida, had me saying that Miami Dade Community College was a really good baseball school. With a little digging on baseball-reference, something completely pointless and quirky popped up.