If you haven’t seen the four part Prospect Evaluation primer over at South Side Sox, you are missing out. I think it quantifies very well what a lot of us amateur scouting directors look for in the stats of prospects.
I’ll attempt to highlight each part here, but you should really read it all, because it is just great stuff.
Part 1 – Age and Park Factors matter.
Part 2 – K/BB and doubles are predictive of success hitters.
Part 3 – K/BB and GB% are predictive of success for pitchers.
Part 4 – Prospects need to show improvement.
A thousand pardons if you have seen these before, but they are really seminal works when it comes to the armchair scouting that we all do.
On to the DFR!
The FR community lets out a communal sigh as the organization goes 0-fer today.
Memphis 2, Iowa 6
This game will be covered by bgh again today. Thanks bgh!
- Brandon Dickson was not terrible, but he did allow 4 hits and 4 walks in his 4 innings of work, allowing 3 runs, 1 earned. He allowed 1 HR and got 3 outs via the flyball vs. 4 outs via the groundball.
- Joe Williams got his second AA appearance and for the second time in a row gave up 2 runs in 1 inning of work. For those of you that don’t know, he is a Dr. Mike Marshall disciple and you can get a look at his non-traditional throwing motion here. This motion is supposed to limit injuries, but some detractors also say it limits velocity. I have a minor obsession with Williams and his revolutionary throwing motion and not just because he looks good with his shirt off. He walked 2 and hit a man, but did strike out 1 today.
- Kyle Mura and Marco Gonzalez both gave up 1 run in 1 inning each.
- Eddie Degerman had a perfect eighth.
- Brett Wallace, 3B was the man of the hour with the hitters as he went 3-4.
- Mark Hamilton, DH was 0-2 but did have 2 walks.
- Tony Cruz, C had the only RBI of the game and didn’t allow any SBs and threw one guy out trying to steal.
- The S-birds had 8 hits, all singles.
- Richard Castillo didn’t pitch terribly. He gave up 4 hits and 2 walks in 4 innings and hit a guy. Bad. He struck out 6. Good. His ERA line was saved by ….
- Blake King pitched great. He came in with 2 runners on and no outs. He didn’t allow a hit over his 3 innings and struck out 4 to 1 walk.
- Chuckie Fick pitched 2 perfect innings, striking out 1.
- The Redbirds left their RISP bats at home as they were 0-7 with RISP and left 9 on base total.
- 8 players had 1 hit each. Of those guys…
- Domnit Bolivar had a double.
- Thomas Pham had a stolen base.
- Shane Peterson and Jermaine Curtis each had an error.
Quad Cities was off today.