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ThunderStreetWorkshop

  • joined Jun 26, 2012
  • last login Jun 08, 2014
  • posts 46
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Pitching vs. Hitting

Several recent posts have talked about what it would take for the Royals to be in contention next year. Is it as simple as adding two decent starting pitchers? Yost said YES - but what do the...

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League Punting Trends

Using play-by-play data from ESPN's website (there were missing games, missing plays, etc) for 2002-2011, punt data was tabulated by yard-line. Noting that the closer to the goal-line, punters...

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Hoch's 2012 Splits

Rummaging thru the 2012 splits on Good Luke/Bad Luke provided a series of insights into his bipolar pitching: -Had 16 Good Luke starts, and 16 Historically Bad Luke starts. -Three starts with 6+...

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Pitching Perspective...

The Royals pitching has been awful the entire year - with J. Sanchez and half of Luke's starts getting the most attention. However, some interesting stats suggest things may not have been as bad...

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Hoch's Stretch vs Wind-up Data

The recent observation that Luke's problem is pitching from the stretch seems plausible. Being curious, I compiled some data related to this notion to see how closely the numbers supported this. ...

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Hoch's Impressive RATS

Introduces a new stats - RATS - that shows that Luke Hochevar ain't half bad.

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Aces and Jokers

An analysis of what production a #1 starter gives a team, and where the Royals starters fit in the #1 thru #5 league average production - hint, not good.

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Fifty Shades of Ks

Examines the effect of strikeouts in a game on other at-bats for Gordon, Butler, Escobar and Hosmer, finding that Gordon has significantly different production levels based on strikeouts.

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Royals' Minor League Field of Dreams

Take a digital tour of the Minor League Stadiums in the Kansas City Royals' farm system.

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High-A Promotional Material

Taking a look at the apparent disconnect between the Royals High-A and AA pitching.

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20-freaking-15

Looking for clues from the Tampa Bay draft and develop success for when to expect a bump in wins in Kansas City, assuming it is theoretically possible for the Royals to win games.

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No-hitter Prediction

An entertaining look at the similarities in the four no-hitters thrown against the Tampa Bay Rays over the last four years.

Wil Myers Strikeouts - Getting the Message

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  1. 2010 21%
  2. 2011 24%
  3. 2012 AA 31%
  4. 2012 AAA 28%
  5. 2012 Last 10 games 18%
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The Legend of 'Bad' Luke

When Luke Hochevar is scheduled to start, fans openly wonder which Luke will show up for the game. The ‘Good' Luke is an awesome pitcher, the ‘Bad' Luke is an awful pitcher. Things can be going...

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Tracking the All-Star Attendance (Speed) Bump

As sure as the sun rises in the East every morning, any team with the All-Star game would use the promise of game tickets to gain a bump in regular season attendance. Good business sense. Through...

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Olt In, Young Out?

If Michael Young is out in Texas (speculation), could he fit the role of utility infielder and veteren presence that the Royals could use? (kind of replacing both Yuni and Frenchy)

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The Houston Crime Syndicate

Third straight year Houston has dumped front line players at the trade deadline - resulting in a higher draft order - on pace to have back-to-back overall number one picks - just like the recent...

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Rotation Labels

As the trade deadline approaches, the Royals are supposedly looking for near ML ready pitchers (good thing). At this point, fans would take just about anybody that can put together a string of...

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Hoch, Like Day and Night

Hoch's splits for Day/Night are very telling this year. Day _ERA=8.68 _WL=1-4 _GS=6 _IP=28.0 _BB=9 _K=22 _AVG=.342 _GB=40 _FB=61 Night _ERA=3.62 _WL=5-4 _GS=13 _IP=82.0 _BB=24 _K=59...

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Remember when the Yankees were this bad

A trip down memory lane when the Yankees were a really bad team - yes they were bad, once.

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Quad-A League

The post explores the growing divide in baseball between large and small market teams. This split is developing a Quad-A league within Major League baseball.

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Agent of Change

The 2012 MLB Draft used a new method of determining bonus money paid to draft picks. This idea could be extended to major league salaries - creating a level playing field and cost certainty for teams.

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Drafting Pitchers - It's a numbers game.

Compares the draft history of the Royals, Braves and Athletics for the past 14 years.

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Is Perez Struggling Defensively?

Plate Apps, Catchers ERA: _2011_ Treanor 2347 4.64 BPena 2325 4.49 Perez 1461 4.23 MPina 147 2.75 _2012_ Quintero 1529 4.11 Pena 1316 4.30 Perez 664 5.68 While Catchers ERA isn't...

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Glass Family Hires Sports Blogger to Replace Moore

An entertaining look at replacing Royals' General Manager Dayton Moore.

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Is Brett Eibner Really a Prospect?

Just going by the stats, why is Brett Eibner considered a prospect? 2012 Avg .204, 114 K's in 280 At-bats with 11 HRs That is a 41% strikeout rate - wow. Is he the next coming of Adam...

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In Need of Walk Therapy

Explores the effect of walks given and received on the win-loss record.

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Does ESPN enhance audio?

Watching the Sunday Night Baseball game on ESPN - does it seem like ESPN enhances the audio of slides into second base? And every hit has a crisp sound - seems like it would have more stadium noise...

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Mark Appel and the 2013 Draft

Royals have twice drafted guys who didn't sign (Hoch & Crow) the previous year. If Appel is available in the 2013 Draft do they take him?

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Psst... Wanna win ballgames???

Discusses and compares the effect of doubles and homers on winning ballgames.

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