Category Archives: Analysis

Robinson Cano and the difficulty of replacing a star player

#453170188 / gettyimages.com A few days ago, I saw this tweet: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran: 4.1 WAR, $53M Robinson Cano: 5.1 WAR, $24M Not second guessing, just saying. — Dan M. (@LeftFieldDan) August 14, 2014 When Cano left … Continue reading

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Using Short-Season A Stats to Predict Future Performance

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been looking into how a player’s stats, age, and prospect status can be used to predict whether he’ll ever play in the majors. So far, I’ve analyzed hitters in Rookie leagues, Low-A, High-A, Double-A, and Triple-A using a methodology that I named … Continue reading

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