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The last twenty comments in true blog fasion, with the links to their authors and the player commented upon.

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Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox
IMHO Manny's no longer prime. In mixed leagues you pay for prime, and hope to not dump a lot of money on a guy who has been having problems staying in the lineup.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 10 '08
Brian N. Anderson Kansas City Royals
Minor League games played is compiled from actual games at a position. Usually those come in higher than actual games played, but maybe I didn't include DH.

I didn't do the OBP calc, but since we didn't have HBP data we're bound to be off a little even if we did.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 10 '08
Todd Frazier Texas Rangers
Keep an eye out for those. Dayton is A-, not A+.

Alex, your first comment is misleading. The missing stats are from the Rookie Pioneer League. These 22 AB reflect his debut in slow-A Midwest League.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 10 '08
Desmond Jennings Cincinnati Reds
CGA stands for Columbus Georgia (the Catfish), in the SAL, which is A-, so that stats are right. His actual birthday is October 30, 1986, so he should be 22. It looks like all minor leaguers have the 201 lbs, 6'4" bio material.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 10 '08
Ryan Braun Chicago White Sox
This is the KC pitcher Ryan Braun. Birth date matches the major league but for some reason the two cards aren't joined.

And this line shouldn't have a dollar value.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 10 '08
I guess this is still another Ryan Braun?
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Travis Snider Kansas City Royals
In the upload into our database, Travis seems to have been stretched out a bit. According to Baseball America, the authority in these mmatters, "He'll have to watch the weight on his 5-foot-11, 230-pound frame." A first round pick in 2006 -- "some scouts considered Snider the best hitter in the entire draft" -- he's a serious thumper. BA's No. 2 prospect in the Midwest League.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Lars Anderson Los Angeles Dodgers
Baseball America's No. prospect in the South Atlantic League. An 18th-round pick in 2006 (which caused him to sign late, after the ante had been upped to $825,000), he made solid contact in his pro debut; in time it figures to become fence-clearing contact. "His lefthanded swing was one of the league's prettiest." Nice stats in his short stint in the California League. Impressive that, facing much better pitchers at a still tender age, he walked more than he whiffed.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Hector Gomez Milwaukee Brewers
Baseball America's No. 2 prospect in the South Atlantic League. Poor April, then "batted .317 over the next three months before running out of gas in August... received raves for his arm, footwork and enthusiam." The latter may have contributed to his 39 errors.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Desmond Jennings Cincinnati Reds
Baseball America's No.1 prospect in the South Atlantic League. His future is in center field and at the top of the order.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Trouble here. These stats should be for Columbus Catfish in the South Atlantic League (A+). And he's an outfielder, 6-2 180.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Todd Frazier Texas Rangers
Colin and Peter, this guy played for Dayton in Midwest League -- he's a Reds propsect. CHC is given as his 2007 team in the database, probably because DAY was taken to be the Daytona Cubs of Florida State League. Not worth changing; we just need to keep on the lookout and change the Current Team.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 9 '08
Baseball America's No. 1 prospect in the slow-A Pioneer League, where he hit hit .319, slugged .513 in 160 AB. Stats here are for his impressive cup of coffee in fast-A. A shortstop, played at Rutgers, supplemental first-round pick last year. Played on the team that won the Little League World Series in 1998. Is expected to be a third baseman by the time he reaches the majors.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 9 '08
Sean Burroughs Arizona Diamondbacks
Signed a minor league contract with the Mariners last January, separated his shoulder in February (supposedly while fishing on a beach) and, it would seem, never recovered.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 9 '08
Brian N. Anderson Kansas City Royals
Games info a little off here also; should be 50. But if it's a calculation based on position info, it's close enough.

Correct OBP is .318, but what we are showing -- without SF, SH and HBP -- is again close enough.

Great that you were able to get $ values out of minor league data; that really helps.

And the payoff for all this trouble? 17 AB in the majors is a small sample, 200 AB at Triple A is not. (This guy was a hot prospect a few years ago, Colin. At this point, at the ripe old age of 25, there's almost no hope.)
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 9 '08
I thought this must be a conflation of two players, but it's not. This bum hit .222 at Rancho Cuchamonga!

In 6 games, though, not 45.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 9 '08
Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox
Why is the mixed bid so much lower?
Willie Mays SeyHey
Jan 9 '08
C.J. Wilson Los Angeles Angels
It appears he will head into the season as the favorite to be the closer. Benoit showed flashes last year, but Wilson seems to be their guy right now. Guardado will be in the mix, but Wilson and Benoit seem like much better options at this point.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 9 '08
Joba Chamberlain Cleveland Indians
Looks like Steinbrenner is still saying that the Yankees plan on having Joba Chamberlain in the rotation to begin the season. I still am not sold on this, based on the state of their bullpen. I think he would be much more valuable to NY out of the pen in the late innings. A pending Santana deal may determine where Joba ends up.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 9 '08
Rich Gossage New York Yankees
Gossage's ERA+, which Baseball Reference uses to compare a player's ERA to the league ERA (100 means they're the same):

75: 212
76: 91
77: 243
78: 180
79: 155
80: 173
81: 461
82: 178
83: 171

For his career the number is 126.

The problem, of course, is that ERA+ doesn't take into account innings pitched, which is why the strike shortened 1981 doesn't stand as his career year.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 9 '08

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