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The 2014 Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award

It's time for the annual award the recognizes those hitters who RBI totals most exaggerate their individual offensive value: the 2014 Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award.
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2013 Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award

Award season is upon us. It is a time for arguing about ERA versus FIP, pitching to the score, defensive value, and the meaning of “valuable.” Fun, right? It is also a time for me to whip out fun little toys to recognize different kinds of offensive contributions. One of these is the basis for the Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award, which annually recognizes the hitter whose RBI total...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The 2012 Carter-Batista Award

Award season is upon us. Perhaps this dates me (or at least my methods) as a blogger, but to me, this is a fun time to bust out a series of awards and rankings based on stats and metrics with varying degrees of usefulness. Today I will begin with the 2012 Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award for the hitter whose 2012 RBI total most exaggerates his actual offensive contribution. If you came...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

This college baseball player has one of the weirdest batting stances you’ll ever see (Video)

You are looking at a video of the unorthodox batting stance for Alex Buccilli, a DH and outfielder at Coastal Carolina. We’ve seen plenty of players with extreme open stances (think Andres Galarraga or Tony Batista), and we’ve seen guys in a ridiculously low crouch (think Jeff Bagwell or Kevin Maas), but this dude incredibly combines both aspects to form one of the weirdest stance...
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

The Lineup Card: 11 Favourite Batting Stances by Baseball Prospectus

1. Willie Aikens For one highly forgettable Little League season, I used a righty-version of the corkscrew batting stance used by the Royals' Willie Mays Aikens. The only pictures I could find online don't do it justice. He held his hands high and his elbow even higher, sort of like Joe Morgan in that regard. However, his lower body was all coiled up, with his right knee kind...
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

The 2011 Carter-Batista Award

I would like to begin with an apology to Bud Selig and Major League Baseball. I realize that Commissioner Selig does not want any big announcements this week that would take away from the glory of the World Series, but I just can’t help myself. I have too much brewing in the Junk Stat Laboratory, and if I don’t export some of this stuff, a major explosion could be in the works —...
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October 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Last Cards bullpen job Batista's to lose

One player who is safer than his contract status might indicate is right-hander Miguel Batista. Tony La Russa granted Sunday that Batista is the heavy favorite for the Cards' seventh reliever job.
February 20, 2011  |  Discuss

The Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award

Trolling Fangraphs today, as I am wont to do, I came across a brilliant piece by a contributor of theirs named Matt Klaassen. It’s a yearly award “given to the player whose Runs Batted In most exaggerates his actual offensive value.” It’s such a simple formula, my first thought was self-deprecating, as I was mad for not thinking it up myself, especially in light of some of the past...
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December 01, 2010  |  Discuss

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