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Baseball Tangents is Jeff Hayward and Kyle Louis discussing the minutia of baseball, often through the lens of statistics, with the (more than) occasional rant about a related (or not) topic.

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Baseball Tangents is Jeff Hayward and Kyle Louis discussing the minutia of baseball, often through the lens of statistics, with the (more than) occasional rant about a related (or not) topic.

    Someone Bang for Me

    Someone Bang for Me

    Baseball Tangents S2E3


    Recently


    Rizzo: Somebody start banging for me
    Trevor Bauer Purposefully tipping his pitches
    Trevor Bauer on pine tar and more


    Center Fielders


    Jackie Bradley
    Alex Verdugo


    Episode 1 of S2 featured a discussion of Alex Verdugo, I am not a time traveler as much as I wish I was.

    Mike Trout
    George Springer
    Ronald Acuna Jr
    Victor Robles


    CF/SS


    Kiké Hernández
    Ketel Marte
    Ketel Marte in 2019
    Scott Kingery


    OPS+


    More Center Fielders


    Jason Heyward
    Manuel Margot


    Real or Not?


    Burton Williamson or Bill Bruton (William)
    SABR Bio
    Career 26.1 WAR & OPS+ of 96
    4th in ROY voting, Jim Gilliam )won that year, career 40.7 War)




    Year
    League
    Stolen Bases (rank)



    1953
    NL
    26 (1st)


    1954
    NL
    34 (1st)


    1955
    NL
    25 (1st)



    In 1954 also led NL in CS!




    Year
    League
    Errors as CF (rank)



    1953
    NL
     9 (2nd)


    1954
    NL 
    7 (3rd)


    1955
    NL 
    14 (1st)


    1956
    NL 
    13 (1st)


    1957
    NL
      4 (4th)


    1958
    NL 
     5 (4th)


    1960
    NL 
     5 (4th)


    1961
    AL 
     5 (5th)


    1962
    AL 
     7 (1st)


    Career

    77 (28th)





    Year
    League
    Putouts as CF (rank)



    1953
    NL
      389 (4th)


    1955
    NL 
     382 (3rd)


    1956
    NL 
     395 (3rd)


    1959
    NL 
     297 (5th)


    1960
    NL 
     352 (3rd)


    1961
    AL 
     406 (1st)


    1962
    AL 
     396 (1st)


    1963
    AL 
     342 (2nd)


    Career 

     3,808 (33rd)



    Bill Bruton’s Obscure Record - Most innings in a game without an opportunity
    Box score from the record day
    Further Reading from SABR


    Fangraphs


    “The Game”

    ✅ Cincinnati Reds RF
    ✅ Cincinnati Reds LF
    ✅ Colorado Rockies SS
    ✅ Ian Desmond
    ✅ Colorado Rockies 1B
    Projected WAR for Rockies 1B is 0.4 (not 1.5 per Kyle's guess)
    🚫 Baltimore Orioles SS


    Bonus rambling:

    Nationals SS is not Avisaíl García
    Boston SS: Xander Bogaerts
    Phillies SS: Didi Gregorius
    San Diego Padre OF/1B: Wil Myers

    • 35 min
    Mike WAR had a 1.3 Trout

    Mike WAR had a 1.3 Trout

    Azuza Pacific Draftees
    Azuza Pacific University
    Wayne Edwards or Ed Wayne
    Mason Saunders
    Duke Silver
    Puig
    2019 Pitching leaders
    2009 Pitching Leaders
    Hurricanes backup goalie story
    Blackhawks backup goalie
    “The Game” 🚫 Chicago White Sox RF 🚫 Detroit Tigers RF On a serious note ✅ Atlanta Braves RF Not the Braves RF

    • 47 min
    I Wouldn’t Bet(ts) Against Him

    I Wouldn’t Bet(ts) Against Him

    I Wouldn’t Bet(ts) Against Him
     
    Current Happenings: Trades
    Current Happenings: New Rules
    https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-rule-changes-for-2020-season
    http://m.mlb.com/glossary/idioms/three-true-outcomes
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lorenmi01.shtml
    Micheal Lorenzen
     
    Interesting and Unexpected
    Madison Bumgarner
    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/12/diamondbacks-nearing-agreement-with-madison-bumgarner.html
    Stephen Vogt
     
     Looking forward:
    Angels @ dodgers 2/26
     
    Bold Predictions:
    Angels more likely to get to WS than Dodgers
    Average weather 7/4 Phx
    Average weather 7/4 Can
     
    The Game
    ✅ Cincinnati Reds SS 
    🚫 Kansas City Royals SS
    ✅ Houston Astros CF
    Houston Astros CF Sprint Speed Article
    Sprint Speed Leaderboard
    Effectively Wild
    Tim Locastro
    Cincinnati Reds C Real Player or Not?

    • 55 min
    A Robot That Swings a Club

    A Robot That Swings a Club

    Baseball Tangents Episode 9: A Robot That Swings a Club
    Rich Hill throws a beautiful curveball that people seem to like writing about  Effectively Wild Mark Melancon vs Sam Dyson Sam Dyson is who Mark Melancon should have been this year Mark Melancon salary Cincinnati Reds Catchers
    Devin Mesoraco doesn’t play much baseball these days Hip Labral Tear The Greatest Show on Turf Extension for Tucker Barnhart 2014 NL Catchers sorted by WAR (Baseball Reference subscription required) Scooter Gennett 4 Grand Slam season Topic: NL Centerfielders
    Billy Hamilton is not good, but is playing again!  Denard Span Looking at CF this year Terrible Players in 2015
    Angel Pagan Andres Torres Pablo Sandoval  Hanley Ramirez Drew Stubbs drew stubbs trade with indians and diamondbacks 1 good year choo terrible shin soo choo Good Players and more
    Willie Mays T206 Honus Wagner Barry Bonds National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Roberto Clemente and his Baseball Reference Page Gaylord Perry 11 WAR Season 1972, but since 1969, there are actually 5 better pitcher seasons! 17 pitchers with season WAR > 10 since 1969 Which Leaves You with 7 Seasons by 5 Total Players with 10 War or Greater  Post Show: Jeff tells a story with very little context

    • 1 hr
    Joey Votto Appreciation Part 1 of ___

    Joey Votto Appreciation Part 1 of ___

    Baseball Tangents Episode 2: Joey Votto Appreciation Part 1 of __
    A joey Votto rarity Joey Votto Votto Pop Up or struck by lightning, what’s more likely? Mariano Rivera and his wearing #42 Jackie Robinson Day Cutter all time career save leaders Kimbrel K-rod Kenley Jansen  The Hidden Game Of Baseball Save Winning Pitcher - how to determine winning pitcher in baseball Andrew miller WAR Andrew miller post season stats FIP The Traditional Role of the Closer The Flawed Importance of the Closer Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen batting average on 3rd time through order - info and more Joey Votto Z-Rate vs Miguel Cabrera Another Fun Joey Votto Article

    • 41 min
    Who Is This Miguel and Where Does He Live?

    Who Is This Miguel and Where Does He Live?

    Baseball Tangents Episode 1: Who is this Miguel and Where does he live?
    Giants chat Kerhsaw vs Giants for his career Kyle Hendricks (who actually did not win the) NL cy young 2016 Scherzer lead league in HR allowed and SO Miguel Sano vs Max Scherzer Reds Chat Nortsiders of Chicago  Cozart 5 HR in consecutive games at Wrigley Slugging Percentage (SLG) OBP OPS Joey Gallo My Cousin Vinny Kyle gets confused Trout Harper Machado (Needs Play Index access) Bryce Harper Mike Trout Manny Machado Chris Davis salary Orioles Salary cap 2016 2017 Barry Sanders LA Angels team salary Scherzer Contract Giancarlo Stanton contract Stump kyle Game  Rajai Davis (missed) Trevor Plouffe (missed) Mike Napoli (correct) Jarrod Dyson gets HBP (missed) Yonder Alonso

    • 42 min

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