Arbitration Values Part 2: Nate McLouth

Nate McLouth 2005: .257/.300/.450, 21.80 AB/HR in 109 AB2006: .233/.290/.385, 38.57 AB/HR in 270 AB2007: .258/.348/.459, 25.31 AB/HR in 329 AB2008: .276/.353/.497, 22.96 AB/HR in 597 ABTotal: .261/.335/.461, 25.59 AB/HR in 1305 AB According to Baseball Reference, the active players who are similar to McLouth are as follows (Note that the numbers represent their rankings according to B-R): Ryan Church Church had a career line of...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft History: 2000

BOLD = Pirates didn’t sign player. Sean Burnett received a $1,650,000 signing bonus. Jason Sharber received a $500,000 signing bonus. The Chris Young in this draft is the pitcher for the San Diego Padres. He was traded by Dave Littlefield for Matt Herges. Herges was cut before the season...

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McLouth Wins Gold Glove, But Should He Have?

I am certainly not going to claim advance SABRmetric knowledge on defensive statistics. However, I do know two things:   1. Nate McLouth has been awarded a Gold Glove for 2008. 2. There were some questions among the baseball thinkers earlier this year that Nate’s defense wasn’t as good as the raw numbers (as in errors committed) would lead one to believe.   Is this another case of the voting non-public having...

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