Baseball links from around the sabersphere...
Banter Breakdown: Zack Wheeler, San Jose Giants | Bullpen Banter
A look at the pitching prospect the Mets acquired in the Carlos Beltran trade.
MLB Trade Deadline: Texas Rangers Acquire Koji Uehara From The Baltimore Orioles | MLB Daily Dish
Trades are starting to heat up as the deadline approaches.
Letters to Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy | Bay City Ball
Free Brandon Belt.
Handicapping the AL Cy Young Race | River Avenue Blues
A look at this year's AL Cy Young race.
Derek Holland has 4 shutouts and a 4.14 ERA | Baseball Reference Blog
Pretty odd stuff.
More links after the jump...
I admit that Emilio Bonifacio has improved | Marlin Maniac
Bonifacio is clearly swinging at fewer pitches than he used to in his first few seasons in the league. This has led to more pitches seen, more walks, and more called strikes.
2003 Prospect Outcomes: C+ Prospects | Bucs Dugout
Interesting research on prospect success.
Is Derrek Lee an Upgrade? | Pirates Prospects
Looking at the overall numbers, he doesn’t look like an upgrade. However, digging deeper, we see that he could provide the Pirates with a strong second half effort, which would clearly be an upgrade from Overbay.
In-Game Update: Tyler Colvin and wOBA by Count | Fangraphs
A look at the statistical implications of one ill-advised hack.
The Lost Art of Patience | Crashburn Alley
Why are people so quick to call Domonic Brown a lost cause?