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Revisit the posts on Jordy Mercer’s OLIVER defensive rating

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In my recent article on Jordy Mercer’s bat, I referenced an article from the past that projected Jordy Mercer’s defense to be outstanding enough to make him very valuable despite the weak bat he was showing at the time. I have since found the article I was talking about and the discussion of it on BucsDugout. Here is the BucsDugout discussion begun by WHYG Zane Smith. Here is the FanGraphs article that he linked to that mentions Jordy Mercer and his OLIVER projection. OK, now I can sleep better knowing I didn’t leave a phantom reference. :)

Dave Allen at The Baseball Analysts provides this graph of projected wins for NL East teams per the...

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Dave Allen at The Baseball Analysts provides this graph of projected wins for NL East teams per the various systems. 75-80 wins is the general consensus and all but one system projects 4th place. Trying hard to remain objective, 80-85 wins is my prediction.

Lousy Lineup Optimizer: Pittsburgh Pirates

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An optimized batting order only gains a team 5 to 15 runs a year, but to buy those marginal runs on the current free agent market usually costs a team from two to seven million dollars. This is the...

The Nationals Get One Right: The Ryan Zimmerman Deal

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How good or bad is Ryan Zimmerman's 5-year, $45 million dollar deal with the Nationals?

Easter Monday

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Here aer some Monday thoughts and links on recent studies of players' states of origin, pitcher performance by times through the batting order, and recent comparisons of projection systems, the...

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