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Kevin Slowey was Framed!

All the effort of some sort of horrible amalgamation of Denny Hocking, Matt Tolbert and Nick Punto. But no frosted tips. Now with puns!

  1. Shamelessly Exploiting Kevin Correia's Hot Start for Pageviews

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Do you like meaningless stats? Do you enjoy cherry-picking? How about fallacy?

    Are you enamored with Kevin Correia and his shockingly awesome start to this season?

    Do you like being asked questions?

    I thought it might be fun to look at Kevin Correia's stats, with an eye toward history and multiplication. If you think that sounds fun as well, please keep reading.

    Pro-rated stats

    Updated 04-30-2013 at 07:33 PM by Brad Swanson

  2. Exposing a Hidden Hall of Fame Player?

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Earlier this week, I wrote about Joe Mauer and his Hall of Fame career. I was really taken by just how well Mauer stacks up against catchers throughout history, players from this era and Hall of Famers in general. If you didn't read it, you can find it here. If you did read it, you can find it there too, but you probably shouldn't read it again. Read this instead. I thought, well, this is probably an exercise that I could complete for ...
  3. Fun with Stizzles

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    I just realized that my free trial of the Baseball Reference play index is going to expire on Monday. Very sad. Although, if you read this post, you already know that I am planning to purchase a subscription anyway. Happy times! Now that you can relax with this knowledge, let's find some fun stats and occurrences and seasons and whatever. Oh, and I apologize for the word "stizzles" in the title. It should read "stats" ...
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  4. Bunting

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    I hope this gets your Sunday morning off to a good start.

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    Updated 04-07-2013 at 12:24 AM by Brad Swanson

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  5. Three True Outcomes Games

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Anyone who has studied the mathematical or sabermetric side of baseball has certainly heard of the concept of the Three True Outcomes. Basically, when looking at the battle between a pitcher and a batter, there are three true outcomes: a walk, a strikeout and a home run. By true outcomes, we take away things like defense, park, weather, speed, etc. It was introduced by Rany Jazayerli of Baseball Prospectus back in 2000 and you can read a lot more about the idea ...

    Updated 04-03-2013 at 07:34 PM by Brad Swanson

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  6. Fun Twins Single Season Records

    Originally posted at your new homepage: Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Baseball Reference made their play index free for about a month. I have intended to play around with it for a couple weeks, but I have been busy with work. However, I'm on SPRING BREAK!!!! now, so I have some free time. Let's see if we can find some cool stuff. At the end, I'll decide whether or not to pay for this feature going forward. I know you are on the edge of your seats.

    Of course, I then immediately ...
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  7. Deconstructing Diamond

    Originally Posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!
    Warning: Stats ahead! If you prefer to learn about Scott Diamond's unique place in baseball history, you can read it here.

    2012 was a completely lost season for the Minnesota Twins. I don't need to rehash all the details, as we all lived it together. One of the few bright spots was a 26-year-old former Rule 5 draft pick in Scott Diamond. Diamond shined brightly for the Twins in 2012. He won 12 games, posted a 3.54 ERA and ...
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