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Thoughts… by 27yankees
August 23, 2007, 9:14 pm
Filed under: Baseball Scouting

A short one today about a couple of interesting Baseball America free articles; keep in mind that these are surveys of the coaches, not of people at BA.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/majors/features/264582.html
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/majors/features/264575.html

Thoughts:
Best hit-and-run artist? I guess that’s a skill, but it doesn’t seem very tangible to me and probably doesn’t account for that much in terms of a run value.

Rafael Furcal is definitely not the third fastest player in the NL.

Best manager? Load of BS really. Plus, Tony La Russa is a horrid manager.

How, exactly, does Placido Polanco have the third best strike-zone judgment in the AL? He has 27 walks this season, with a career high of 42. That’s below average.

…Derek Jeter is the best fielding shortstop in the AL? That actually made me laugh. I’m sorry. But the guy is below average.

-TwentySeven

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