Category Archives: Quick Hits

Quick Hits: More on Matt Holliday

As I mentioned on Twitter this morning, since writing about Matt Holliday‘s start, he has hit .500 with 2 HR in 5 games. Maybe he’s starting to hit his stride and get warm, which would be a welcome sight for the Cardinals offense and their fans. But discussion of that this morning, led me to wonder how Holliday’s extra base hit rate (xBH/PA) was stacking up compared to previous seasons … Continue reading

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Quick Hits: Matt Holliday’s slow start

Yesterday afternoon Matt Holliday hit his 7th home run of the season. Holliday has been a target of criticism for a slower than typical start, but Dan Buffa posted yesterday the dates that Holliday hit his 7th home run of the season, which I’ve expanded here a little bit for all his years with the Cardinals and with some more info. 2010: Hit on June 18th in game 67, hit … Continue reading

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Quick Hits: Strikeouts are (mostly) overrated

Over at Cards Conclave today Doug made a post about who plays and strikeout rates and that got me started. This was supposed to be a simple few paragraphs about why strikeout rate is an overvalued metric of player ability in most cases, but after running across some numbers it became more. The discussion was focused on three players and who should play between Matt Adams, Brandon Moss, and Jeremy … Continue reading

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Quick Hits: Home Runs

When Brandon Moss hit the Cardinals’ Major League leading 31st home run of the season in the 5th inning, the question crossed my Twitter feed. How many three run home runs have the Cardinals hit this year? The answer? Nine. Here are some quick hits about home runs so far this season. – With this 5th home run in the 20th game of the season, Brandon Moss is currently on pace … Continue reading

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Quick Hits: Why players play through injury

If we ever needed an example of why most players play through injuries rather than risk a disabled list trip to make sure they’re at 100%, we need to look no further than Ruben Tejada. Following the injury to Jhonny Peralta, the Cardinals signed Ruben Tejada after he was cut by the Mets. The Cardinals optioned Aledmys Diaz to the minors after signing Tejada and Tejada was widely viewed as the … Continue reading

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