Baseball links from around the sabersphere...
Morneau's Early Struggles | Nick's Twins Blog
It's not that Morneau looks completely overmatched at the plate. He's not striking out a ton, which is encouraging and indicates that his hand-eye coordination remains intact. The problem is his pitch selection. He's swinging at way too many balls outside of the zone -- a career-high 33.9 percent, according to FanGraphs.
Helping Prince Fielder | Baseball Analytics Blog
Pitchers are missing their spots, and Fielder is taking advantage of that to drive in plenty of runs. He might slow down a bit as the season progresses and pitchers find their spots against him again.
The Giants Historically Bad Offense | The Crazy Crabbers
The Giants' offense is really bad.
PITCHf/x :: Dan Uggla likes to swing at balls | Capitol Avenue Club
Dan Uggla's been swinging at a lot of pitches out of the strike zone...
- Who Should Round Out the Yankees Rotation? | Pinstripe Alley
Freddy Garcia, Ivan Nova, David Phelps, or Adam Warren?
More links after the jump...
Evan Longoria Had Been Better Than You Thought | The Process Report
Longoria's Total Average is a lot more telling of his performance thus far.
Red Sox By WAR | Red Sox Beacon
A rundown of how various Red Sox have done so far.
2011 Baseball Mock Draft, Mark II | Minor League Ball
Sickels' latest mock draft.
The Clouds Part in Seattle | Baseball Prospectus
The Mariners hope that their arrival at .500 is a sign of better things to come.
MLB Leaderboard: Shortstops OPS | MLB Daily Dish
Jed Lowrie has been really good.