Baseball links from around the sabersphere...
Pedro Feliciano, Shutdowns and Meltdowns | Tom Tango
I agree with Raymond that it’s dangerous to rely on SD and MD to give you too strong a picture of a performance. Like anything, you have to be careful how you use it.
Who’s The Youngest In Each League | Baseball America
It's easy to forget how young some players are...
Interview with Anthony Rendon | Pirates Prospects
An interview with one of the top amateur players in the country.
Rodman, the Hall of Fame, and baseball | ESPN SweetSpot Blog
Except ... then I realized that when it comes to the Hall of Fame, the exact opposite has been happening in the elections: It’s the specialists who are being rewarded, namely the pitchers who come in and pitch one inning at a time.
Albert Pujols and Small Samples | Gas House Graphs
In 2010 Albert had five unique nine game stretches where he hit under 0.200. He had a 16 game stretch where he hit under 0.200. In 2009 and 2008 he had two unique nine game stretches each year where he hit under 0.200. Are his current struggles bad? Yes. Are they unprecedented, even for him? Absolutely not.
More links after the jump...
The Ogando List: Relievers turned starters | ESPN SweetSpot Blog
A few reliever-to-starter transitions.
Putting Pedro Martinez’s Minus Stats in Context | Fangraphs
Undoubtedly the greatest pitching stretch in recent history.
The Power Of Perception | U.S.S. Mariner
Michael Young = Derek Jeter? | Fangraphs
But check out the batting runs above, and you see that even with the gloves taken out, and even with the help he gets for being two years younger than Jeter, and even with the scope narrowed to the last three years, Young doesn’t really make it to the Cap’n's level.
New Boxscores on FanGraphs | Fangraphs
Fangraphs continues to improve its features...