I did a piece over at Fangraphs about Dave Duncan trying to measure his effect on pitcher’s groundball rates.

Speaking of Fangraphs, they have added +/- to their stable of defensive stats.  The leaders on the Cards are Brendan Ryan (more on him later tonight hoefully) and Ryan Ludwick with 3 defensive runs saved each.  Skip is the trailer with -4 DRS (Freese is at -1).  Clearly these mean very little with this small (small isn’t even descriptive enough) sample size, but it is kinda cool that the numbers right now line up with the eye test (at least my eyes).  Like I said hopefully something additional on Ryan later in the evening, maybe tomorrow.

Steve Sommer

Simulation analyst by day, father and baseball nerd by night

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