Please help me to welcome Erik Manning to Beyond the Box Score. You might know him from places like Future Redbirds, Viva El Birdos, and Play a Hard Nine. I'm personally a big fan of how Erik writes using sabermetrics and not necessarily about sabermetrics. He's also a big farm system guy, a topic of discussion we could use more of here at BtB. Look for a couple posts a week from Erik, at least until we can convince him it's worth posting more often in exchange for an office with a window.