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Postby sneakypower » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:48 pm

i like going to his fg page to see that hitting .270/.314/.484 is somehow less productive adjusted to league avg than his empty average 2015 cameo: .289/.325/.408

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sneakypower wrote:i like going to his fg page to see that hitting .270/.314/.484 is somehow less productive adjusted to league avg than his empty average 2015 cameo: .289/.325/.408

hashtag juiced balls


I feel like the juiced ball craze somehow missed the Cubs. Other than Happ and maybe Contreras, everyone's power production is about where I would have expected it this season.

Now show a bunch of stats that make me look very wrong.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:08 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
sneakypower wrote:i like going to his fg page to see that hitting .270/.314/.484 is somehow less productive adjusted to league avg than his empty average 2015 cameo: .289/.325/.408

hashtag juiced balls


I feel like the juiced ball craze somehow missed the Cubs. Other than Happ and maybe Contreras, everyone's power production is about where I would have expected it this season.

Now show a bunch of stats that make me look very wrong.

Tommy LaStella, career high 5 HR. 216 ISO.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:05 pm

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The dude in the seats just staring at it kills me every time.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby bd811 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:39 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
sneakypower wrote:i like going to his fg page to see that hitting .270/.314/.484 is somehow less productive adjusted to league avg than his empty average 2015 cameo: .289/.325/.408

hashtag juiced balls


I feel like the juiced ball craze somehow missed the Cubs. Other than Happ and maybe Contreras, everyone's power production is about where I would have expected it this season.

Now show a bunch of stats that make me look very wrong.

Tommy LaStella, career high 5 HR. 216 ISO.


Jon Lester, career high 1 HR. 3 doubles.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Duke Silver » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:59 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
sneakypower wrote:i like going to his fg page to see that hitting .270/.314/.484 is somehow less productive adjusted to league avg than his empty average 2015 cameo: .289/.325/.408

hashtag juiced balls


I feel like the juiced ball craze somehow missed the Cubs. Other than Happ and maybe Contreras, everyone's power production is about where I would have expected it this season.

Now show a bunch of stats that make me look very wrong.


I, generally, agree very much with this. I think a lot of Cubs have missed out on it so far.

Even a guy like Rizzo, who is getting ready to surpass his career high in HR. He's at 18.1% HR/FB, which is above his career average. The year before the juiced ball entered the equation, though, he had a 18.8% HR/FB, in 2014. It was also 18.1% in 2012. His HR/FB dropped off big time in 2015, though. And it has went up in each of the next two years. So I might just be off here. It's possible he's simply traded power for contact. And he's definitely doing that with 2 strikes, so I'm willing to admit that I might be way off here.

But Rizzo is in the juicy upper middle class of raw power (exit velocity). And that's the group that stands to benefit the most from the juiced ball. He isn't hitting a bunch of 480-feet bombs that don't need any help, like Judge. But he hits a ton of balls really hard and far that have a chance of leaving the park. And he puts the ball in play a lot. I really think he's got a home run explosion coming one of these years if the ball stays juiced.

More than this, though... KB has had a weird year and isn't hitting for power like he should. And Schwarber's year has been all horsefeathers up. As has Addison Russell's, who is also in that middle class of power, like Rizzo, that should see a homer spike.

It's just been a bad year for a bunch of guys. And we started off so slow that it's hard for us to get our overall numbers back in line. I think we've definitely seen the benefits of the juiced ball effect in the second half, though -- perhaps more than any team in the second-half.

On the plus side, there is Happ, who is basically the poster boy for the juiced ball era. He, like several I've mentioned, is in that upper middle class of power. And he's definitely seen the effect. He hits a lot of fly balls. And he gets the ball up in the air with that elevated swing path. And he hits a lot of them far. And he's had a number that have just gotten out. He's thriving in this era.

I think Willson was seeing some benefits, like you mention. But that was before he got super hot and started hitting 450-foot shots every other day. He's a little different, in that I think he definitely benefited a ton last year and early on this year. Then he turned a corner and turned into a legit, dong-mashing superstar.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Duke Silver » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:11 pm

If things continue like they have in the second-half, though, and guys aren't World Series Hungover or Duke Cursed, then the juiced ball should be very good for us. We've got a lot of guys in that upper middle class of power that swing for the fences and should see a big boost from a juiced ball.
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Postby Duke Silver » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:21 pm

Also, I think we definitely got in on the action last year. KB was driving the ball harder and getting more in the air and it won him an MVP. Dexter started hitting for more power after he came here and has continued to do so after leaving. Willson, as I mentioned in the previous post, got a lot of help. David Ross certainly benefited. And Addison Russell really dipped into that well in the second-half last year.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:37 pm

If KB came through just, like, 25% more often with RISP and HLS stuff he'd be right at the top of the MVP race again. He has cracked me up this season. I'm fully expecting him to go ape horsefeathers in the playoffs and make it all as trivial as imaginable but up to this point it's just hilarious honestly.

59 RBI

But yet a fantastic offensive season
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Postby Laura » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:40 pm

Fools, they don't realize necromancy only makes Javy grow stronger.


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Postby Bull » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:57 pm

Laura wrote:Fools, they don't realize necromancy only makes Javy grow stronger.


Sammy Sofa wrote:http://www.bleachernation.com/2017/09/09/beware-of-voodoo-brewers-made-a-javy-baez-doll-out-of-baseballs-in-the-dugout/


Note that his mouth is open.
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Postby mul21 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:41 pm

Guys, go make sure Javy wins. He's more fun than Bartolo.

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Postby 17 Seconds » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:51 pm

how is bartolo colon even fun? he's just fat and grotesque. he's also an atrocious person.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:56 am

17 Seconds wrote:how is bartolo colon even fun? he's just fat and grotesque. he's also an atrocious person.


Fans like him because most fans are also grotesque and fat.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:21 am

Bartolo looks like a Marx Brother, who ate the other Marx Brothers

And yes I realize they are dead and probably wouldn't make for much eatin these days
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Postby davell » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:09 pm



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Postby Banedon » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:25 pm

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/GDubCub/status/910316969945063424

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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:54 pm

it's neat, I guess, that his name lends itself to using the word air, but the closest thing air has to do with anything related to javy is the sound when he swings and misses.
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Postby Banedon » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:00 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:it's neat, I guess, that his name lends itself to using the word air, but the closest thing air has to do with anything related to javy is the sound when he swings and misses.


I think there's been enough moments like this for it to work just fine.

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Postby 17 Seconds » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:37 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:it's neat, I guess, that his name lends itself to using the word air, but the closest thing air has to do with anything related to javy is the sound when he swings and misses.


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