Found March 20, 2012 on Fangraphs:
What do these fellow batsmen have in common? • Adrian Gonzalez • Matt Kemp • Emilio Bonifacio • Michael Bourn • Michael Young Well, probably a lot, seeing as how they all share a profession, but today let us examine a particularly unique distinction: The fact that they collectively represent the ...

Meet the Braves: Michael Bourn invites you to meet the Braves as we continue a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like. Michael Bourn Position: OF Height: 5-11 Weight: 180 BatThrow: LR Hometown: Houston Experience: Fifth season 2011 in review: Bourn, who was traded from Houston to the Braves on Aug. 1, led the NL in steals...

Minihane predicts Triple Crown for Gonzalez

And now for something completely different: A story not revolving around Sir Iglesias, Andrew Miller's maladies or Bard's path towards starterdom.  WEEI's Kirk Minihane has made this pre-season's first Sox-centric prediction about 2012 (and thankfully it's nothing like last year's bevy of World Series guarantees that rained down in March).  Minihane thinks...

Andre Ethier is in tandem with Matt Kemp

Reporting from Phoenix With Matt Kemp batting in front of him and presumably reaching base 35 to 40 of the time, Andre Ethier figures to see a significant number of hittable pitches this season. Ethier, in turn, thinks Kemp could benefit from his presence in the cleanup spot . "I'm hoping he's not going to be walked too much because if I'm doing my part, they...

Adrian Gonzalez’s Evolution, Part I

This is the first of a two-part series on Adrian Gonzalez’s evolution as a hitter. Writing for last year, Dave Cameron suggested that then-newly-acquired slugger Adrian Gonzalez was displaying a new approach at the plate in Boston. Cameron pointed out that, as of May 14, Gonzalez had significantly reduced his walk percentage (BB%) and increased contact on pitches outside...

Matt Kemp selling bachelor pad for $2.5M

Los Angeles Dodgers' outfielder and should-have-been 2011 National League Most Valuable Player (after Ryan Braun's PED fiasco) Matt Kemp is looking to unload his Westwood, California bachelor pad. After signing an eight-year, $160-million extension with the Dodgers just a few months ago, Kemp is looking to upgrade.Kemp's asking price for the condo, which is in the same...

Fantasy Baseball Ultimate Roster Project: The Greatest Possible Lineup and Pitching Staff in Fantasy Baseball History

Baseball, more than any other major sport, uses individual statistics to tell its story. Records are cherished, benchmarks glorified, and the usage of modern era advanced metrics – while sometimes derided as “nerdy” – is turned into bestselling books and critically acclaimed movies. The tendency to evaluate baseball by adding up the sum of a team’s individual players...
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