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July 7, 2011

Walkless Wonders: In honor of Gary DiSarcina, BP’s Ben Lindbergh presents an historical “award” for players who saw the most ABs before drawing their first walk of the season. Unless Wily Mo Pena extends his current form, mark Vlad Guerrero down as the 2011 winner.

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June 29, 2011

Vlad Guerrero, FVHOFRCUH: Baltimore picked up Vladi because he was supposedly a “Feared, Veteran, Hall of Fame, Real Clean-Up Hitter”. Daniel Moroz had his doubts about this before the season, and at Camden Crazies he looks at how short Guerrero has fallen compared to preseason expectations.

June 17, 2011

Patient Pedroia: Dustin Pedroia and Vlad Guerrero both swing hard, but check out these Baseball Analytics heat maps to see the major differences between the two in what they’ll actually swing at in each count.

May 20, 2011

Free Swinging Vlad Guerrero: David Pinto of Baseball Analytics with a graphical look at Guerrero’s free-swinging ways.

May 3, 2011

Vladimir Guerrero Is No Mariano Duncan: Vladdy will have to pile up 49 more walkless games to match Duncan’s feat of impatience, writes Dave Cameron at Fangraphs.