Baseball Prospectus 2012
Baseball Prospectus, Cecilia M. Tan, King Kaufman
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The bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the business
The essential guide to the 2012 baseball season is on deck now, and whether you're a fan or fantasy player--or both--you won't be properly informed without it. Baseball Prospectus 2012 brings together an elite group of analysts to provide the definitive look at the upcoming season in critical essays and commentary on the thirty teams, their managers, and more than sixty players and prospects from each team.
• Contains critical essays on each of the thirty teams and player comments for some sixty players for each of those teams
• Projects each player's stats for the coming season using the groundbreaking PECOTA projection system, which has been called "perhaps the game's most accurate projection model" (Sports Illustrated)
• From Baseball Prospectus, America's leading provider of statistical analysis for baseball
Now in its seventeenth edition, this New York Times bestselling insider's guide remains hands down the most authoritative and entertaining book of its kind.
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of his career. During the season, Seitzer helped with the general transition of the young hitting talent to the major league level. And give some credit to the absence of the aforementioned Messrs. Guillen, Jacobs, Olivo, et al. While the rookies garnered the headlines for their enthusiastic play, it was the grizzled veterans in the outfield who really paced the Royals offensively. The Royals outfield led all comers with 518 hits, 218 extra base hits and 944 total bases. Their collective 825 OPS
bankruptcy court to force the sale of the franchise. Meanwhile, in an attempt to generate a higher franchise sale price, McCourt hatched a last-ditch plan to auction off the team’s TV rights even before the expiration of an exclusive negotiating period with Fox, which of course filed suit to prevent that from happening. In October, after agreeing to pay Jamie $130 million to settle the divorce, Frank settled for an agreement with MLB allowing him some control over the sale process; he gets to
2011 season at Double-A, showing some gap power, though his production might have been helped by a hitter-friendly home park. • A backup catcher the last three seasons, former first-round pick Landon Powell was recently removed from the 40-man roster after his offensive performance went from acceptable to bad to putrid. • Anthony Recker is a 28-year-old backup catcher drafted in the 18th round of the 2005 draft, and we’re pretty sure that even A’s fans have no idea who he is. • 25-year-old
Gonzalez trade, Tom Milone might lack the ceiling of AJ Cole or even Brad Peacock, but he is ready to contribute to the big club in 2012, most likely as an innings-eating back-of-the-rotation starter. • Acquired in the Brad Ziegler trade, lefty reliever Jordan Norberto has a good arm and is capable of missing bats, but his well below-average control makes him a fringy option. MANAGER: BOB MELVIN YEAR TEAM W-L Pythag +/– Avg PC 100+ P 120+ P QS BQS REL 2009 ARI 12-17 0 96.1 11
Neftali Feliz and Elvis Andrus were acquired from the Braves for marquee first-baseman Mark Teixeira, along with young lefty prospect Matt Harrison and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. This trade could have been disastrous for the Daniels regime, as it’s never easy to sell a rebuild, especially when you sell off your best player for a package of young unproven prospects most people had either never heard of or didn’t pay much attention to if they had. You always have to consider that it was only a