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Zack Greinke is about half way through the 2009 MLB season and to date he has been worth 5.5 wins....

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Zack Greinke is about half way through the 2009 MLB season and to date he has been worth 5.5 wins. He is roughly on pace to accumulate 11 wins. As a pitcher. In the last four years, no pitcher has broken past the eight win mark. Since 2002, the first year our win values start, the highest recorded mark is Randy Johnson's 9.9 wins in 2004.... Greinke's batted balls are not significantly different from past years, but his home run rate has unsustainably dipped to just 3.3%. All in all, Greinke is missing more bats this year, but he is also throwing fewer strikes overall. Somehow he has reduced both his walks and his home runs allowed to depress his FIP to 1.98, but going forward you would expect that to be a lot closer to his 3.56 from last season. Still, with half a season banked, Greinke has a serious shot at being FanGraphs' first 10 win pitcher.

Matthew Carruth, FanGraphs

2008 WAR Totals of Five 2005 Draftees from www.baseballprojection.com

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  1. Jay Bruce -0.2
  2. Ryan Zimmerman 0.9
  3. Troy Tulowitzki 1.2
  4. Ryan Braun 2.1
  5. Alex Gordon 3.3

This game is about personal and business, but business usually wins out. In this case, the personal...

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This game is about personal and business, but business usually wins out. In this case, the personal stuff won out. He was able to work out the personal things and look what he's done as a pitcher.... He's a unique kid. People will say that some kid reminds them of Zack Greinke someday.... I see the athleticism of a Bret Saberhagen and the way he can back up that fastball to left-handed hitters reminds me of Greg Maddux. He has the best characteristics of a lot of great pitchers all rolled into one.... The thing that's really amazing about him is the touch he has for the baseball, the feel he has for the baseball. He can sense things a couple of hitters away. He loves competition.... I just want nothing but the best for him every day, except when he pitches against us, of course.

Allard Baird

Value Comparison of four AL Central Outfielders, 2005-2008, using FanGraphs' Wins Above...

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Value Comparison of four AL Central Outfielders, 2005-2008, using FanGraphs' Wins Above Replacement. If this doesn't seem very interesting for the Royals fan, you probably need to look more closely... For a larger version, click here (opens in a new window).

Top 5 Most Valuable Royals in 2008 According to Fangraphs' Wins Above Replacement

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  1. Gil Meche, 4.8
  2. Zack Greinke, 4.7
  3. Mike Aviles, 4.3
  4. David DeJesus, 3.7
  5. Alex Gordon, 2.6

I broached the topic of Ibanez's defense with him and some of the newer metrics that suggest he's a...

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I broached the topic of Ibanez's defense with him and some of the newer metrics that suggest he's a poor outfielder.... "I have to say a number of things,'' he said. "Number one, with sabermetrics in general, it's a statistical probability thing,'' he said. "And the way they come up with the defensive measurements, or ratings, is flawed. It's as flawed as the Gold Gloves. One of the reasons is, they don't consider things like ballpark factors, defensive positioning or allignement for certain hitters.... Ibanez added that most of the people taking down the statistics that measure defense are doing so "off a television'' and are "not equipped to assess talent on the baseball field.'' He mentioned a friend of his in Kansas City, who, he said, is deeply into sabermetrics and some of the new-fangled defensive metrics. But, he added, he's not a scout. And when it comes to measuring defensive talent, Ibanez said: "None of these guys has had a baseball background per sei.''

A surprisingly coherent Raul Ibanez, from Geoff Baker's Mariner's Blog

Dollars per marginal win, 2008

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More great work from Sky Kalkman at Beyond the Box Score. On his accounting the Royals had the fifth most efficient payroll in baseball this past season. Now would be a good time to remember not only the Meche and Soria deals, but also who signed DDJ's club-friendly contract, Grudz, and drafted Alex Gordon and Mike Aviles...

FanGraphs: David DeJesus has single biggest offensive play of the 2008 season

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DDJ Walks All the Way to Grass Creek with his July 12, 2008 walkoff homer that swung the win expectancy of the game by 90.36%. Note the key role that Billy Butler's walk played, as well. It will be fun to look back on this game when David is patrolling left at Turner Field.

43-52; David DeJesus Can Walk All the Way to Grass Creek

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  via d.yimg.com Video of David's HR here. The home run was David's tenth of the season, setting a new career high. Sometimes you can see these things coming. McDonald: Butler: 18 HRs,...

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