Found March 22, 2013 on Fangraphs:
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. A Note Regarding the Data in This Post 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Spring Training 3. Notable Spring Performance: Cincinnati’s J.J. Hoover A Note Regarding the Data in This Post While, until now, the author has b...
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