Baseball links from around the sabersphere...
Q&A Adrian Gonzalez | Fangraphs
An interview with Adrian Gonzalez.
Tigers, A's Swap Scott Sizemore, David Purcey | MLB Daily Dish
A change-of-scenery trade.
Appearances Without Throwing A Strike | JunkStats
A couple days ago, Justin Berg of the Cubs had a nightmarish outing. He faced 3 batters, and walked all 3 of them. What’s more, he did it on 12 pitches–no strikes. How common is it to face at least 2 batters and not throw a strike?
A New Market Inefficiency | DRaysBay
Pineda PITCHf/x | Don't Bring in the Lefty
Michael Pineda pitch f/x.
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Home Plate Collisions And The Slippery Slope | Baseball Nation
You will laugh.
Beyond BABIP: A Closer Look at Zack Greinke's Struggles | Roto Hardball
Unlike with Brandon Morrow, whose similar decline in velo doesn't worry me because he's made up for it with a faster slider, Greinke's breaking pitches are also showing a little less zip -- his curveball, two-seamer and slider are all down by about 1 MPH. Plus, and perhaps most worryingly, his changeup is nearly 2.5 MPH faster than his career average, meaning that all of his secondary pitches are less effective in one way or another.
2011 Could Be Roy Halladay’s Best Season Yet | Fangraphs
Roy Halladay has taken a massive leap forward in 2011, and the result is a trail of destruction blazed straight through the National League.
What the Heck is an RBI Whore? | Baseball Prospectus
All else being equal, a hitter like Andres Galaragga in 1996, who saw 171 fewer runners, would have had 193 RBIs and banished Hack Wilson from the record books.
Freddie Freeman’s Struggles | Capitol Avenue Club
Freeman has struggled tremendously against lefties and their breaking stuff.