Category Archives: Quick Hits

Quick Hits: Why don’t postseason stats count?

Last Friday, Mark Teixeira announced that he was retiring from baseball after the season. The 36 year old first baseman has battled injuries the past few seasons and while he was interested in playing, those injuries likely pushed him towards calling it quits. But Elias Sports, courtesy of ESPN Stats, pointed out an interesting statistic about Teixeira that adds color to a point I made weeks ago about postseason stats in … Continue reading

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Quick Hits: Unearned run differential

So we’ve all talked about the poor Cardinals’ defense this season and how it’s impacted our win totals. Today out of curiosity after learning that Tommy Pham reached based on an error and didn’t score, I decided to check and see what the Cardinals’ unearned run differential was. The idea basically to find out whether they’re giving away runs at a greater pace than other teams are giving them to … Continue reading

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Quick Hits: Cardinals All Stars

The MLB All Star Game will be played tomorrow night and, for the first time since the 2007 season and just the fifth time in the last 20 seasons, the Cardinals will not have a player starting the All Star Game. Matt Carpenter had been the team’s chosen representative before he was injured last week and replaced by Aledmys Diaz. Diaz though is very worthy successor, batting .315 with 13 … Continue reading

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Quick Hits: Midseason Top-100 Prospects

Baseball America published their midseason update to their Top-100 prospects list and it featured four Cardinals prospects. Here’s who we’ve got. #2 – RHP Alex Reyes Alex Reyes was ranked #7 by Baseball America before the season began, and his numbers aren’t quite what most likely expected. Though the prospect list makers still like him, Reyes has a 4.35 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 9 starts for Triple-A Memphis since returning from … Continue reading

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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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