Author Archives: statsguy96

Should Someone Take A Chance On Tim Hudson?

With the news that Tim Hudson will opt out of his contract with Atlanta, many teams looking for a starting pitching bargain will most likely look into Tim Hudson. He had to undergo Tommy John Surgery towards the end of 2008, and in 2009 had to wait until the end of the year, getting just […]

Is Trading In-efficient?

Many teams around the trade deadline will offer a crop of supposed “future stars”, for a Roy Halladay, or a Manny Ramirez, but why? Lets take a look at the rumored Roy Halladay swap between Toronto and Philadelphia that fell through because Toronto wanted more. The Phillies offered Kyle Drabek, Dominic Brown, and two minor prospects, who […]

When Does Slugging Percentage Overrule On-Base Percentage?

In the book Moneyball Paul Depodesta looked at OPS, and said it is not a good stat because it implies that On-Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage are of them same value, when they are not, so when does Slugging Percentage overrule On-Base Percentage? A team can get three singles in one inning, and then hit into a triple play, making […]

Which Breakouts Will Continue Next Season

Josh Hamilton had what you would call a “breakout” season in 2008, becoming one of the better outfielders in the game, but this season has been a let-down, also Carlos Quentin, has a breakout season, but not so much this year, which leads into the topic of who is the Josh Hamilton or Carlos Quentin of 09-10? The candidates […]