A closer look at Curtis Granderson | The Yankee Analysts
. The numbers don’t suggest that Granderson’s performance will tail off dramatically, just that he will slow a bit. Granderson has obviously changed his swing and improved his results at the plate.
Changes Coming For The NL Central? | Fangraphs
From 2000 through 2010, the NL Central has averaged a .486 winning percentage, while the other two NL divisions are a few points above .500.
The Evolution of Jorge de la Rosa's Change Up | Baseball Analytics Blog
His change up made the slider better as well, as he can pick and choose his spots to use the pitch. Jorge presents a nice example of developing a pitch, then changing his patterns to use it as a new weapon.
Carlos Gomez: Human Highlight Reel | Disciples of Uecker
That’s eight spectacular plays that have found their way into the MLB.com database, and Gomez makes a litany of other plays look easy as well. No, he’s not going to start hitting any time soon. But it doesn’t matter. Anybody that plays center field this well deserves a spot in almost any MLB lineup.
Rookie starters take center stage | ESPN SweetSpot Blog
Four promising rookie starters pitched on Wednesday.
More Intriguing Sleepers for the 2011 Baseball Draft | Minor League Ball
Sleepers for the upcoming MLB draft.
Jeter not getting on base (and how it makes the Yanks offense more remarkable) | River Avenue Blues
The Yankees can afford to continue the Jeter experiment, because they’ve scored runs. But as they showed during the winless skid, during which Jeter got on base in just five of 30 PA (.200 OBP), his presence at the top can hurt at times.
Derek Jeter: History Told You So | The Book Blog
Jeter still had a 20% chance entering 2011 of blowing out most people’s forecasts of him. But, there was also a 40% chance that he’d be useless. This was a high stakes gamble.
Daisuke Matsuzaka to Miss Minimum of a Month | MLB Daily Dish
He'll likely be sidelined until the all star break.
Painting the Black: The Evolution of Dusty Baker | Baseball Prospectus
Over the years, Baker has changed the way he handles pitchers.