Baseball links from around the sabersphere...
Buster Posey Breaks Leg, Potentially Out For Season; Brandon Belt Up | MLB Daily Dish
When a team gets that much production out of what is typically a number 7 or 8 hitter, losing him for the season can be damaging indeed, and the Giants have to be reeling right about now.
Willie Davis: Disappointment or misunderstood? | The Hardball Times
The man Ethier was chasing.
Top 50 prospects of the draft era | ESPN SweetSpot Blog
A-Rod is number one.
Posey at the plate | The Book Blog
Protect the catchers.
A Reminder: J.C. Romero Not As Bad As He Seems | Crashburn Alley
Romero’s poor performance thus far can be blamed solely on Manuel’s usage.
More links after the jump...
Breaking Down Superman | Baseball Prospectus
Bryce Harper is one of the most-hyped prospects ever, but he`s still managing to exceed expectations with most of his tools.
Breaking News: Brewers Have Really Good Starting Pitchers | Disciples of Uecker
We have to give Doug Melvin a heck of a lot of credit for making this team’s glaring weakness into an overwhelming strength. This team is on a roll, just think how good it will be when those ERAs start to match up a little more closely with those fielding independent numbers.
Carpenter and his hits allowed | Fungoes
Combine that lack of defense with Carpenter’s uptick in line-drive percentage, and that pretty well explains the hit increase.
The Hardest-to-Whiff Players in Baseball | JunkStats
The problems with runners in scoring position | River Avenue Blues
The Yankees are actually 14th in the league in batting average with runners in scoring position. That’s not nearly as bad as it feels.