Matt Bandi

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    Freddy's big night

    Former Pirate Freddy Sanchez had a big night, on the biggest stage, against a pitcher who was on one of the most dominant postseason runs in baseball history. Fun stuff

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    Keith Law on Lambo

    This is a few days old, but Keith Law had a few interesting tweets about Pirates outfield prospect Andrew Lambo. Lambo is currently playing in the Arizona Fall League. .bbpBox{background:url(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_background_images/145013658/espressoshotsm.PNG) #C0DEED;padding:20px;}Yes, I've caught his act. It's getting old. RT @kirsh84: @keithlaw Keith, have you caught any of Pirates OF Andrew Lambo in...

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    Sanchez studies Harper, results are favorable

    "He made me a better hitter today," said Sanchez, the Pirates' first-round pick in 2009. "I was watching him hit and I saw how he transferred his weight and I thought, 'Man, that's how he drives the ball 500 feet. Let's see what happens when I try and do that transfer.' And...

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    Morning Reading, 10/18/2010

    Your Monday morning reading, composed entirely by Pat Lackey of WHYGAVS.

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    Classic Pirates memories, Win Expectancy style

    While glancing at the Win Expectancy chart for last night’s Yankees-Rangers game, I realized that FanGraphs also has these charts for historical games. Although I already knew that, I had never taken the time to sift through some older games. Here is a look at...

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    Afternoon Reading, 10/16/2010

    Your Saturday afternoon reading, with appearances by MGL, Tony Sanchez and Joe Posnanski.

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    Graphical Player 2010 – Evaluating my predictions

    Each of the past two offseasons, I contributed to Graphical Player, a fantasy baseball annual put together by John Burnson of Heater Magazine. Let’s take a look at a few of my Graphical Player 2010 player commentaries and see how I did.

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    Baseball America top 20 lists

    As you may have already seen, Baseball America has been unveiling Top 20 prospects list for each of the minor leagues in recent weeks. After revealing the International League today, they have covered each of the leagues that include Pirates affiliates. Let's see how the Bucs fared overall.

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    Evening Reading, 10/11/2010

    Your Monday evening reading, with appearances by Joe Posnanski, MGL and Jeff Zimmerman.

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    2010 MLB hitters

    Here is a quick graph of all major league hitters with 300+ plate appearances in 2010. On-Base Percentage (OBP) is on the x-axis, with Isolated Power (ISO) on the y-axis. This covers the two most important aspects of hitting; reaching base successfully and maximizing the number of bases attained each time at...

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