Tag Archives: Baseball Prospectus

Carl Crawford confirms that I am a genius! (…or that he just changed hitting mechanics)

So a couple days ago, I asked Eric Stephen of True Blue LA to ask Carl Crawford about his hitting mechanics, and he did so for me, primarily because he’s awesome. Why, you ask? Because of my article for Baseball Prospectus back in October broaching that exact subject. Basically, I wanted to know if I was right so I could ... Read More »

ZiPS projects the 2013 Dodgers: Good but not great

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The 2013 projection for the Dodgers from Dan Szymborski‘s ZiPS system was released last week, and given that it’s probably my favorite forecasting tool, it’s worth a look to see how the team fared. Forecasting is not a complete science, obviously, and I’ll address some of the potential pitfalls as we go along, but it’s better to use objective tools ... Read More »

2012 MLB Playoff Chase: Dodgers Hanging On By A Nail

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The Dodgers are currently two games back of the Cardinals for the National League‘s final playoff spot with two games to play. Los Angeles has a 2.5% (-2.3% since yesterday) chance of making the playoffs according to Cool Standings and a 2.5% (-1.8% since yesterday) chance according to Baseball Prospectus. —– For today’s game, the Dodgers send Chris Capuano to ... Read More »

2012 MLB Playoff Chase: Dodgers square off against rival Giants

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The Dodgers are currently two games back of the Cardinals for the National League‘s final playoff spot. Los Angeles has a 4.8% (-3.4% since yesterday) chance of making the playoffs according to Cool Standings and a 5.0% (-3.1% since yesterday) chance according to Baseball Prospectus. —– For today’s game, the Dodgers send Aaron Harang to the mound against Matt Cain, ... Read More »

2012 MLB Playoff Chase: Dodgers right back in the hunt?

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The Dodgers are currently two games back of the Cardinals for the National League‘s final playoff spot. Los Angeles has a 8.2% (+3.8% since yesterday) chance of making the playoffs according to Cool Standings and a 8.1% (+4.1% since yesterday) chance according to Baseball Prospectus. Joe Blanton shutdown the Rockies yesterday for the win, and Kurt Suzuki played hero for ... Read More »

2012 MLB Playoff Chase: Dodgers clock continues to count down

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The Dodgers are currently three games back of the Cardinals for the National League‘s final playoff spot. Los Angeles has a 3.1% (-1.4% since yesterday) chance of making the playoffs according to Cool Standings and a 4.0% (-1.7% since yesterday) chance according to Baseball Prospectus. After Clayton Kershaw threw a gem yesterday, the Dodgers sit seven games above .500, but ... Read More »

2012 MLB Playoff Chase: Dodgers still trying to become the least best NL playoff team

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The Dodgers are currently three games back of the Cardinals for the National League‘s final playoff spot. Los Angeles has a 4.5% chance of making the playoffs according to Cool Standings and a 5.6% chance according to Baseball Prospectus. Doesn’t take a math whiz to figure that 1-in-20 aren’t good odds, but gaining a game and a half over the ... Read More »