Old school 1983 (09-04-2013)
Nice Fangraphs Article on BH.
“I didn’t send him out there to paint,” Dusty Baker would say. “It was no secret.”
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
All the dishes rattle in the cupboards when the elephants arrive
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
I don't know exactly what it is, but when I watch Hamilton run, my brain simply can't quite process how fast he is. I still see it, but it's like I have to interpret events in some other way. It's like I can't appreciate how fast he is while he's running, I just notice that he arrives at his destination a few steps before he's supposed to.
You ended up in the same place I did, with the question of what reasonable assumptions we can make about the likelihood of each player scoring.
However, I wouldn't forget to add the HR back in to the equation at the end of the whole thing. If we're talking about a roughly equal trade-off in terms of runs scoring from the bases, slugging isn't completely wasted at the top of the lineup, especially considering it comes with more plate appearances.
Personally, I'd bat Billy Hamilton 9th. Give him more value on the bases by batting him ahead of the team's best hitters without the cost of giving so many PA to a guy who will likely slug under .400.
Billy Hamilton has been on base 10 times in his MLB career.
He has 9 stolen bases and 6 runs scored.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Billy is hitting .429 with a .556 OBp and .571 SLG. He also has 9 stolen bases. If he keeps this up he will be pretty good.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
Hamilton's 9 steals is tied for 37th in the NL
I'd take the Choo, Hamilton and Bruce outfield that we saw last night for the next 3-4 years.
Last edited by Dan; 09-19-2013 at 09:16 AM. Reason: Switched Bruce and Phillips in the order
The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. -- Terrance Mann (Field of Dreams)