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Scott Lindholm

  • joined Dec 06, 2013
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
  • posts 72
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I live in Davenport, IA and am married with two lovely daughters.I'm not as much about X's and O's as trends and analysis and will usually post on how the game has changed over time, and what it means for the modern game. I plan on blogging until the Cubs win the World Series, so...

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Billy Hamilton: The need for speed

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As a speed guy, how often does Billy Hamilton use his speed tools? More often than you think.

Mike Trout: Yet another career milestone

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Every time I think there's nothing more can be written about Mike Trout, it turns out I'm mistaken.

The best 5-game starts in baseball history

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How does the Cubs' Javier Baez start rank in baseball history?

Javier Baez: It begins

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Cubs fans have been waiting for the debut of their young talent for over two years. In Javier Baez' case, the wait is over.

A trade unlike any other

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The Red Sox-Athletics trade of Jon Lester for Yoenis Cespedes, in effect trading one established star for another, is extremely unusual.

Arismendy Alcantara: Vanguard of the Cubs future

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The Cubs farm system is loaded and ready to begin bearing fruit. Arismendy Alcantara is the unlikely first call-up.

Tempering wild card expectations

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As the trade deadline approaches, people want to know if their teams are buyers or sellers. Chances are it's already pretty obvious.

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The Jose Abreu experience

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Putting Jose Abreu's start in historical context

Baseball's best right fielders

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The last in a series reviewing players by position.

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Baseball's best center fielders

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In a continuing series, this post reviews center fielders.

Baseball's best left fielders

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In an continuing series reviewing players by position, this post discusses this year's best left fielders.

Baseball's best shortstops

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Continuing a series in which every position is reviewed.

Baseball's best third basemen

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Continuing a series in which players are reviewed by position. This post covers third base.

The best second basemen in baseball

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Continuing a series in which players are evaluated position by position. This post reviews second base.

Baseball's best first basemen

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The second in a series examining the best players in the game by position

The most valuable catchers in baseball

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The first of a series evaluating players by position using a method I developed last year.

The best outfield in baseball

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Who has the best all-around outfield in baseball?

Baserunning mistakes: An analysis

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This post measures how often base runners are out on the bases

Early Rookie of the Year predictions

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Early thoughts on the Rookie of the Year awards

Early Cy Young predictions

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Most award prognosticators are worrying about the All Star Game, but let's look further ahead.

AL and NL MVP predictions after two months

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Anyone can predict what MVP voters will do in September, why not make it more interesting and try it in June?

Yasiel Puig: One year in

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Yasiel Puig just finished his first calendar year in the major leagues. How does his first year compare with others?

Don Zimmer's ejection legacy

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When a man spends 66 years in baseball, everyone will have a story. Here's mine.

The White Sox defense had a bad night

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The White Sox gave up five unearned runs on Monday night. How often does that happen?

The Mistake Index

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The Mistake Index--quantifying pitching, fielding and base running miscues

Conor Gillaspie: White Sox enigma

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Is Conor Gillaspie the White Sox third baseman of the future, trade bait of the near present, or pleasant surprise?

Jeff Samardzija: Hard luck pitcher

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Is Jeff Samardzija the first post-modern pitcher, one defined by how he actually pitches vs. his win total?

Evaluating pitchers using Game Score

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Bill James developed the Game Score to measure pitcher effectiveness. Can it be aggregated to evaluate pitching careers?

Using WPA to measure pitcher effectiveness

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Can WPA be used to measure starting pitcher effectiveness?

Improving the win

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Instead of just complaining about how useless the pitching win is, can it be improved? Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper has a way.

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