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Jeff%252520Ellis Archive

February 3, 2012   (0 comments)
The can't miss kids
These are the "can't miss kids". Players that are former members of the Top 100 Prospect club as named by Baseball America. With over a thousand players in the minors every season, at one time these "can't miss kids" were considered the best 100 prospects going into that season and were thought to end up being at worst solid major leaguers.
Each player had a pedigree and now has a few flaws...
January 30, 2012   (0 comments)
Explaining Stats: OPS and OPS+
For this entry in this "Explaing Stats" series, I will explain two important stats: OPS and OPS+. In most places only OPS is referenced and it is a useful tool for evaluation, but OPS+ is a way to improve on OPS and make it carry more meaning and make up for the problems that people find in OPS.
OPS stands for on-base plus slugging. It is literally just the addition of the two stats on-base...
January 17, 2012   (0 comments)
My earliest memory of baseball stats was as a child going over to my grandmother's house and after everyone was done with the Sunday paper I would cut out the giant section of stats in the Sunday Akron Beacon Journal.
For those who don't remember or did not get the paper every Sunday they had just about every player listed in order of batting average with Indians players bolded, and then...
January 10, 2012   (0 comments)
Ubaldo Jimenez (Photo: AP)In the past year we have seen a rash of pitchers with major upside traded with multiple years left of team control. This is either a changing of views or an anomaly. Since Zack Greinke was traded last offseason there have been five such pitchers of note traded. This could go up to six if you include Shawn Marcum, who I am leaving out because he does not have the number one...
December 6, 2011   (0 comments)
Bryce Stowell (Photo: Lianna Holub)With the Rule 5 approaching, I thought it might be a good time to dust off this old column and take a deeper look at the last few drafts. For this year I am adding a new breakdown where each year we will also look at the highest level each player has reached. I will only count the highest level though if they make eight starts or appear in ten games.
There...
December 5, 2011   (0 comments)
Carlos Lee (Photo: AP)After reading a few comments about people wondering about Houston Astros outfielder/first baseman Carlos Lee, I thought it might be worth it to do a quick rundown on him as a particular biggish name that could actually be a trade target of the Indians.
Why the Indians should be interested in Lee: He plays outfield and first base, is a right handed hitter, he kills lefties,...

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