If you’re interested in the draft, you owe it to yourself to waste a pile of time over at mlb.com, which has the best draft information available without a subscription. Their Draft Tracker is an incredible resource; it has capsule scouting reports on hundreds of players from MLB’s centrally-based scouts (the page I linked to […]
Craig’s NCAA adjusted statistics for the top 250 hitters, to May 30.
Craig’s NCAA stats are complete and available for download as .pdf files.
Craig introduces his park-and-competition-adjusted NCAA hitting and pitching statistics, and identifies the top 100 performers in each for 2004.
I have now begun work on the 2004 data for NCAA hitters and pitchers, so hopefully there will be several articles coming out of that research here in the two weeks before the draft. As a sneak peek, although my full strength-of-schedule adjustments aren’t yet prepared, I have a quick-and-dirty method that gets pretty close […]
I thought Bryan’s idea was really cool (see below), so I decided to copy him. Here’s how I punched out my most recent All-Star Ballot: AL C- Javy Lopez 1B- Jason Giambi 2B- Orlando Hudson 3B- Hank Blalock SS- Miguel Tejada OF- Manny Ramirez OF- Carlos Beltran OF- Vladimir Guerrero DH- Frank Thomas NL C- […]
The strange and terrible saga of Benny Kauff comes to a close.
Congratulations to Blue Jays OF Frank Catalanotto, who tied an AL record tonight with six hits in a nine-inning game as the Blue Jays defeated the White Sox 10-6 in the second game of a doubleheader. Cat went 6-for-6 with five singles and a double (really a single and a bobble by Aaron Rowand in […]
Longtime minor league vet Brian Dallimore just collected his very first major league hit… a grand slam off Dontrelle Willis in the second inning tonight at Pac Bell. Welcome to the big leagues, kid.
The second installment of the strange and terrible saga of Benny Kauff.
Craig relates the strange and terrible saga of Benjamin Michael Kauff — an outfielder, a bon vivant, and an innocent man.
Craig, on the beauty of Opening Day.
Craig tackles five questions for the Blue Jays.
Craig has some notes as the season opens and hopes begin to be dashed.
If you’ve ever wanted to become an instant expert on the Toronto Blue Jays, now’s your chance. Kent Williams has just completed a massive three-part magnum opus on the 2004 Jays on Batter’s Box. Check out Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. There are entire $30 baseball books out there with less content (and […]
Craig writes a few truisms on adjusting baseball’s many numbers.
It looks as if the race for the title of Worst Opening Day Starter will come down to the Reds and the Rockies. According to an AP report, the Rox are going to send Shawn Estes out to face the Diamondbacks at the BOB on April 6. Meanwhile, Reds fans will see Cory Lidle face […]
Looks like the Mexican fans weren’t too happy with the nine-inning tie the Marlins and Astros played yesterday in Mexico City. Fans pelted the players with bottles, cups and seat cushions after the game was called. In further news, Jeffrey Loria thought the series was so successful that he wants to play regular-season games in […]