Comments on: POLL: 2011 American League Cy Young http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15561 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Jbird http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15561/comment-page-1#comment-166631 Sun, 09 Oct 2011 19:26:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15561#comment-166631 @cheese, or anyone: what's 'ootp'?

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By: Jbird http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15561/comment-page-1#comment-166604 Sun, 09 Oct 2011 19:11:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15561#comment-166604 hot dog, autin. that's where it's at. i knew with those numbers, there'd be more.

with this guy, it was ball in play; and if it wasn't, it was ball four, not whiff.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15561/comment-page-1#comment-164802 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 18:43:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15561#comment-164802 Johnny Bassler's 5.4 walk-to-strikeout ratio is 2nd only to Joe Sewell since 1901 (min. 1,000 PAs).

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By: Darrel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15561/comment-page-1#comment-163497 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 02:50:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15561#comment-163497 Charlie Hough---my hero. He was the last major league player who was older than me.

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By: Phil http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15561/comment-page-1#comment-163474 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 02:19:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15561#comment-163474 Of the 20 or so people in the Baseball Prospectus poll, one guy voted for Sabathia. We batted this around on a message board I'm on--what was he thinking?--and the explanations offered were a) stronger division, b) Verlander's BABIP, and c) Sabathia's better fielding-independent ERA (a stat I'm just becoming familiar with). The first reason struck me as weak (Sabathia didn't have to face the Yankees, so he's left with 9 starts vs. the Red Sox/Rays, while Verlander had six vs. the Red Sox/Yankees/Rays); the second as irrelevant (probably a useful predictor for next season, but for this one who cares?--results are results); and the third as grasping at straws.

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By: Mark in Sydney http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15561/comment-page-1#comment-163455 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 01:27:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15561#comment-163455 Over on the Onion they reckon it should be Adam Dunn. They say "Dunn's historic performance this season did more for American League pitching than anyone who actually took the mound".

They got a point there.

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By: scott-53 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15561/comment-page-1#comment-163420 Wed, 05 Oct 2011 23:44:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15561#comment-163420 Looks like the randomizer caught up some.

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By: Zachary http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15561/comment-page-1#comment-163372 Wed, 05 Oct 2011 21:17:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15561#comment-163372 Hilarious post! Justin Verlander is the obvious and pretty much indisputably correct answer. However much of his results are based on luck, he's been the most successful pitcher, and his underlying performance is still so excellent that the low BABIP shouldn't matter much. All great seasons need a tidbit of luck anyway.

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By: Cheese http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15561/comment-page-1#comment-163296 Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:40:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15561#comment-163296 er...<em>

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By: Cheese http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15561/comment-page-1#comment-163295 Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:40:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15561#comment-163295 @31: use instead. It's more semantic 😉

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