Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tribute to 1993 Post - Carlos Gonzalez

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Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies
Tribute to 1993 Post
by Goose Joak

Quite a player and just 24 years old.   Put up a Woah!-BA (or if you prefer, wOBA) of of .378 last year.  That puts him in good company: Evan Longoria, Ryan Zimmermann, Victor Martinez territory.  Ahead of Matt Kemp, even.  Also has back to back years of 10+ UZR/150s, which puts him in the top 10% of outfielders, if it were a full season.

The Rockies have a lot of good outfielders -- Hawpe, Gonzalez, Fowler, Seth Smith -- even Spilborghs was considered a good sleeper going into 2009.  Then there's Eric Young, a better fantasy player than real player. But still -- the Rockies are loaded with OF talent going into 2010.

4 comments:

  1. Nice card. I like that you went to the effort of removing the logos to make it fit in with the real Post set.

    I won't pretend to understand the stats, though. OPS is about as complicated as I get. :)

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  2. Thanks!

    OPS isn't a bad stat either! wOBA attempts to assign more specific run values to each event that impacts OPS. From "the book" blog:

    (0.72xNIBB + 0.75xHBP + 0.90x1B + 0.92xRBOE + 1.24x2B + 1.56x3B + 1.95xHR) / PA

    It still leaves out valuable things like baserunning (which underrates somebody like Carlos Gonzalez, or for that matter, somebody like Carlos Beltran). But it's another good thumbnail stat to use.

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  3. You can't even tell this was a D-Backs picture and not a Rockies picture. Nice.

    moe.

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