I get that .161 is far from .232, but it's not as far from .232 as it is .300. And that's my point. Sure there will be some correction, but to suggest that it's going to be some whiplash correction I think is incorrect. It could have happen over time. It could happen over the course of 60 appearances, and that could be another six, seven months of baseball for him, going into 2019. My point is that he doesn't have to fire all the way back to .300. He can defy BABIP. Bet he does. Maybe I'm wrong. But history at least suggests its possible, and it's going to take a long time for him to get either place. That's how it works.
Austin Gomber ties Memphis' record with 16 games in a start. That was set by Lance Lynn in 2010.
Why not just put an All-Star Logo on it, maybe start selling ads on the hats of the Hall of Famers? Put a Nike swoosh.
Gyorko would sub in wherever, five-six-seven, on the days he played.
Lance Lynn was pretty good at Class AAA.
Absolutely not. Far from it. If anything, this chat is proof of how accepting they've been. Heck, Bird Land, the blog, started way back in late 2004 and really got its name in 2005, and it was a depot for some of the statistics you're talking about the discussions of whatever new info I could get my hands on. Once wrote a blog about the "radar gun for curveballs" that is now the Pitch F/x system that we all know and use to talk about, as if it's always been there. The reception that such coverage got in Bird Land, certainly influenced how I could approach the game and has obviously had an impact on my career. Some of the statistics that once had to be explained we can now use without explanation -- in print. No, Cardinals Fans are by and large hungry for baseball talk, naturally curious, devoted, and opinionated, and educated on all corners of the game. It's a point of pride and I'm reminded of it in small ways every day, and thankful for it. I would be remiss not to note that there were other blogs, such as Viva el Birdos, that led the way for such conversation because of the accessible and confident way it and others started using advanced metrics to tell new stories and have new conversations.
I hope this went without saying. Goodness.
That's what you read into it. He has the right as a veteran to reject a rehab assignment. That's all. It's entirely within his rights to do so, and if I don't point that out in the chat and he does it then I'll ride the waves of people saying I was wrong and did this and didn't say that. I'm spelling out the possibilities so people know what decisions a player controls when they get to a certain point. Everything else you suggest is you reading too much into too few words.
Royals ran out of room on their roster evidently. Like Cardinals with Breyvic Valera or Rowan Wick, I guess.
There is something to this, yes. Well, he says there is. He'd know best.
Me neither. Not like we have a huge amount of data to pull on. So, maybe that should tell us something. It's a rather new thing for baseball. Hence, Hicks being in the majors.
Nope. No chance. Nope. That would be unwise.
Similar to Grichuk. Younger than Grichuk. Has made an adjustment that will be eager to see if that works at the major league-level, because it could be what frees him from the high K-rates and creates a separation for his power. Yes, quick bat. Quick, lively athleticism. Upside power. Big power. Contact is the question.
Tough position, but you're right he's in the mix now. It's just April. He has some things working against him when it comes to cracking that group, cracking that vote, and incumbency is one of them. A 1.000 OPS would not be ignored.
That's the thing. He's a strong fourth outfielder for a team like the Cardinals and other contenders. There are other teams in the majors, right now, today, that he would play for everyday, but that's the point. They have room for him because they're not in the contender market, not at this point. So, you've captured it well. He's a good player, a strong player, an aggressive and a growing player and has a lot of talent and upside, and if he's on a contender then he's going to see the role he has now. There are a lot of at-bats for that role, though.
Have not. Not sure what it would tell me. Last year's was volatile. This year's is under construction.
Agree to disagree then. I think tankers are the same. Their means are different.
No. All kidding aside, Memphis is in Class AAA. Cincinnati is in the majors. This is a fun parlor game to play -- who would win a seven game series. While Jack Flaherty is certainly a major-league pitcher and could get three starts in the series, there is a significant gap between Class AAA and the majors. See: thousands of examples. The Reds would win. C'mon.