After a week long trip to Los Angeles and then Phoenix for the SABR Analytics Conference, I'm finally back home and ready to get back into the swing of things, starting with Sabersphere. We've got a good collection of links for you today, ranging from an attempt to project market value for WAR to a response to the excessive bunting in the WBC. I hope you enjoy, and have a fantastic Tuesday.
Previously on Beyond the Box Score
The WAR Trend: Examining and Projecting the League Value on WAR by Max Weinstein | Beyond the Box Score
Can we predict future market value for players?
SABR Analytics Conference: Day 1 Recap by Matt Hunter | Beyond the Box Score
I had the privilege of attending the SABR Analytics Conference this weekend. Here are some of my thoughts on the talks and presentations.
2013 Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles by Lance Rinker | Beyond the Box Score
Do the Orioles have a chance to repeat their magical 2012 season?
Updating the Future 3,000 Hit Club Members by Chris St. John | Beyond the Box Score
Which active players are most likely to accumulate 3,000 career hits? You might be surprised by the results.
Who will be this season's strikeout king? by Ryan Potter | Beyond the Box Score
Will R.A. Dickey lead baseball in strikeouts next year?
Spring Training Statistics Are...Utterly Meaningless by Lance Rinker | Beyond the Box Score
Is there any use in spring training statistics?
Around the Sabersphere
FanGraphs Top 100 Prospects | FanGraphs Baseball
Marc Hulet releases his top 100 prospects list.
Baseball Therapy: Maybe I'm Wrong by Russell Carleton | Baseball Prospectus
I absolutely love articles like this one. Interesting and provocative. A must-read.
Padding the totals: highest percentage of low-leverage RBI by Andy | High Heat Stats
A unique look at the players that drove in runs in relatively unimportant situations.
Around SB Nation
Zack Greinke injury: Dodgers ace to get elbow examined by Blaine Blontz | MLB Daily Dish
Zack Greinke was scratched from his start yesterday due to elbow inflammation. He will have the elbow examined in Los Angeles.
World Baseball Classic: U.S. beats Canada by Rob Neyer | Baseball Nation
Rob Neyer recaps the WBC game and responds to the bunting disease spreading through the world of baseball.
The True Cost of a 'Super Two' — Why Travis d'Arnaud Belongs In Las Vegas by Rob Castellano | Amazin' Avenue
Should d'Arnaud start the season with the Mets or in the minor league system?
Outside the Sabersphere
Chrome Web Lab
This has got to be one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time. I just found it, so I haven't had the time to go through all of the experiments, but I plan on staying up way too late tonight to play around. Definitely worth checking out.