Category Archives: Quick Hits

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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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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