Baseball links from around the sabersphere...
Nick Markakis' Tumble | Camden Crazies
A look at Nick Markakis and some of his comparables.
2011 picks likely to arrive early | ESPN SweetSpot Blog
So who could be the one who zips right to the big leagues from this draft?
Q&A: Mark Buehrle | Fangraphs
Yet another excellent Q&A from David Laurila.
Can Baseball Expertise Be a Bad Thing? | Baseball Prospectus
Attempting to solve the central mystery of Mike Scioscia`s managerial career--why Jeff Mathis gets so much playing time--and exploring its implications for how managers make up their minds.
The velocity loss phenomenon | The Hardball Times
What Dylan Bundy's strict adherence to his workout program can tell us.
More links after the jump...
Steve Berthiaume Loses a Game for the Wins Crowd | The Platoon Advantage
Correia has been far better than expected for the Pirates, especially considering a strikeout rate (4.0 per nine innings) that would be the lowest of his career. But the reason for his 8 wins is not that he’s been such a tremendous pitcher. It’s that in his eight wins, the Pirates have scored 47 runs, or just a shade under 6 runs per game.
Astros release second baseman Bill Hall | MLB Daily Dish
To make room for an extra outfielder, Jason Bourgeois, as well give playing time to young infielder Angel Sanchez behind starter Jeff Keppinger, someone had to go and it was the spare veteran infielder.
Transforming Morton | Baseball Analytics Blog
Roy Halladay's clone.
2011 MLB Draft Board | MLB Bonus Baby
Top 200 draft prospects.
Cito Culver: Pitcher? | Penn League Report
His mound presence and projection have led me to believe, however, that the mound is really the place for him. I've never believed in him as a hitter but as a pitcher, I think he can be pretty special.