Category Archives: 2017 Dodgers

12 months of the Puig elevator

A professional baseball players career is going to be full of ups and downs, but for Yasiel Puig the last twelve months have been quite the elevator ride. On July 31st, 2016 Puig had three hits culminating his July with an overall OPS of .806 which had followed his June OPS of .826.  The elevator …

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Alex Wood shows both sides of the win

Keith Law has a great book out right now called Smart Baseball telling us in one of the early chapters how wins are a ridiculous stat because so much of a win is team based. I’ve gotten through about five chapters so far and have learned nothing new except on how to tell baseball fans …

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All the young dudes

Much like the Cubs of 2016, the Dodgers great season is being fueled by youth.  The team is 50 games over .500 and the lineup is loaded with players 26 or younger. Chris Taylor and Yasiel Puig are both 26 Joc Pederson is 25 Corey Seager is 23 Cody Bellinger is 21 Five of the …

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Chavez Ravine domination

If you have been going to the Ravine to watch the Dodgers since Cody Bellinger joined the team the odds have been in your favor that you will have watched another Dodger home victory.  Overall the Dodgers are fifty games over .500 with a winning percentage of .712 which is insane, but at home they …

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Dodgers own the lineup positions

We all know that Yasiel Puig has been the best number eight hitter in baseball but when Joe Davis said that Chris Taylor has been the best leadoff hitter in baseball that made me turn to Fangraphs and use the batting position split tool to find out how the rest of the lineup stacks up. I …

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Bellinger leading August offensive onslaught

The top of the Dodger lineup continues to prove why they are the best in baseball. Through games of August 12th,  the top of the lineup has four of the five best offensive performances so far in August. The interloper is Austin Barnes who is doing everything at an elite level in August, albeit in …

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Imagine if Puig started hitting LHP again

Last year at this time Yasiel Puig was playing in AAA. Not only had the front office had enough of him,  so had the majority of fans. There was a barely a whimper of indignation when Puig was shipped off to AAA and his job was given to the recently acquired Josh Reddick. I was …

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Dodger Front Office hitting on all cylinders

I’m sure there are still some fraudman folk out there, but these have to be fans who will never be happy with a modern day analytical approach to running a baseball team. Back in his day, I’m sure they wouldn’t have been happy with Branch Rickey either. The major league team is on pace to …

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Jake Lamb is the new Goldy

Not long ago, Paul Goldschmidt owned the Dodgers but in the past two years, the Dodger pitchers have been able to corral Goldy and keep him under control.  That is the good news, the bad news is that the guy who follows him in the lineup is crushing the Dodgers. Besides the two home runs …

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Turner leads all NL in wRC+ on August 9th, 2017

You gotta take these snapshots when you can. With Justin Turner rocking two home runs last night he took the lead in the NL for wRC+.  Using smart baseball methodology you could make a case that Justin Turner is the best offensive player in the NL right now. The Dodgers have four of the top 11 …

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