Re: Corcino, Barnhart, Joseph, Christiani . . .
Regarding Corcino, I adhere to Princeton's mantra - challenge thy hitters and coddle thy pitchers. My addendum to that is that when a pitcher is ready, he's ready, no matter the level, but when a hitter's ready he may not be ready, no matter the level.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.