The Sports Loop is a blog related to all things baseball with a heavy focus on the Toronto Blue Jays. Everything written about players is the opinion of the writer. Most of the scouting reports are compiled from an accumulation of various reports found online through other sites, blogs, and podcasts.
|Posted on July 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
He’s young, raw, and extremely talented.
Not known for his bat, skeptics question Anthony Gose’s ability to hit enough to be more than a 4th outfielder. Others like his ability to take walks and believe he’ll make enough contact to keep a decent batting average. When the Jays acquired him, he was considered a raw talent with speed and a cannon arm but a li...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 7, 2012 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
Last night Brandon Morrow carved up the White Sox to the tune of a complete game, 2-hit shutout. This is Morrow’s 3rd shutout this season and 3rd in his last 7 starts. His final line was 9ip, 2h, 0r, 2bb, 5k over 119 pitches.
What is perhaps most impressive about this outing is the fact that Morro...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 5, 2012 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
April – .232, 3HR, 6.7 BB%, 23.6 K%, .281 obp, .427 slg, .297 wOBA, 85 wRC
May – .237, 3HR, 10.5 BB%, 18.1 K%, .317 obp, .430 slg, .324 wOBA, 103 wRC
I love watching Colby Rasmus. The size, speed, athleticism and grace in which he plays the game is off the charts. He is one of the smoothest in the league tracking down fly balls making it look easy. His arm a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 25, 2012 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
This is my first non-baseball related post here at The Sports Loop. I don't mean to get all corny but I decided to go off topic because sometimes – especially in the dog days – you just need a little inspiration…
These quotes are a mix of Confucius, Einstein, Steve Job...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
The 2012 Major League Baseball season is over 1 month old and while I haven't posted in a while, I feel like it's time for a statistical update.
|Posted on April 3, 2012 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
It's been somewhat of a theme here lately, but we're going to continue our run with young shortstops. This week we take a look at the 18 year old Puerto Rican, Francisco Lindor.
One of the youngest prospects in last years draft, Lindor was chosen 8th overall by the Indians in 2011. After signing a contract late in the summer as a 17 year old, Lindor made his pro debut and held his ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 27, 2012 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on March 20, 2012 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
2011 was really a tale of two seasons for Edwin Encarnacion. The powerful Dominican looked all but lost in the field and at the plate early on. At times he played so poor that he was constantly mocked by fans referring to him as "E5". In order to get him off the field, the coaching staff decided to move Jose Bautista to 3B so that Edwin could DH and focus solely on batting. Bautista...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 16, 2012 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Batting Average on balls in play, or “BABIP” as it’s called, refers to the number of balls put into play against a pitcher (excluding home runs) that go for hits. While typically .290 - .300 is league average, there are a few factors that can influence a pitcher’s BABIP.
Defense – This plays a significant role. Say, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 15, 2012 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
One of Alex Anthopoulos’s first significant moves after taking the GM reigns a couple years ago was signing a 20 year old shortstop by the name of Adeiny Hechavarria. With a renewed focus on the international market, the Jays got the talented Cuban for 4 years at $10 million.
With Adeiny the Jays have a slick fielding “true” SS who should be able to make the big leagu...Read Full Post »