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Friday, May 30, 2008
Luke Scott gives Tyler Kepner a vivid demonstration of how small the "sweet spot" is. (Hat tip: Alex)
Speaking of the draft, Paul DePodesta checks in with his first overview of how the Padres go about setting their draft priorities. This is pretty basic stuff ("we have scouts and crosscheckers...") but it's still good information. And DePodesta says that more details will be posted soon.
Saber Scouting is gearing up for the draft big time. Here's an in-depth look at #2 prospect Pedro Alvarez. EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about Alvarez...
I'm catching up on old articles on PITCHf/x-related topics, and I came across a couple of real gems from Jonathan Hale over at Baseball Digest Daily. Back in March he published two studies of results on batted balls based on strike zone location. The first study covers results based on height of the pitch, and the second study covers results based on location across the plate. I highly recommend both articles.
Like it or not, instant replay will be a fact in baseball at some point. At least, that's what umpire supervisor Rich Rieker believes.
Hattip: David Pinto