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Re: Minor signings

Postby Tracer Bullet » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:34 pm

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Seemed like when you break down those seasons he was hitting around a .330-.340 BABIP when he was on. I dunno; seems a bit unsustainable for a guy who didn't project to be a big hitter.


.336 was his career high for a season (in the 50 game sample in 05), which isn't outlandishly high. for the most part (and for his career) he was in the low-mid .300s, though.


Like I said, I was just eyeballing his season breakdowns. The split in 2007 alone seems pretty glaring.


I get that you don't know anything about prospects, but I have no idea what you're arguing here. Murton was not a beneficiary of an unsustainable BABIP.
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Re: Minor signings

Postby David » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:37 pm

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.336 was his career high for a season (in the 50 game sample in 05), which isn't outlandishly high. for the most part (and for his career) he was in the low-mid .300s, though.


Like I said, I was just eyeballing his season breakdowns. The split in 2007 alone seems pretty glaring.


I get that you don't know anything about prospects, but I have no idea what you're arguing here. Murton was not a beneficiary of an unsustainable BABIP.


I don't know what he meant by the glaring split in 2007 either
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Re: Minor signings

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:59 pm

I doubt anyone here thinks the Matt Murton from the second half of 2007 was the "real" Matt Murton is what I mean; he clearly had a largely unsustainable run for those last couple+ months. He was an unremarkable player who sometimes had flashes of looking like more. Combine that with his stumpfooted defense and he's a big ol' oh well. To me his BABIP during his good periods seems a bit too high for someone so forgettable. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong.
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Re: Minor signings

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:02 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:http://www.amazinavenue.com/2013/11/13/5049256/international-free-agent-profile-2014-matt-murton


Hey, looks like maybe he was just one of those guys after all:

It should be noted that his BABIP in his two best seasons was ridiculously high. In his record-setting 2010 season, he was able to maintain a .371 BABIP, as compared to the league average of .296. In 2013, he was able to maintain a .388 BABIP, as compared to the league average of .282. The newer standardized Mizuno baseball was introduced in 2011 and used in 2012, before being secretly replaced in 2013 intermittently. This also might have something to do with his elevated BABIP—and overall better performances in 2010 and 2013—as opposed to 2011 and 2012.


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Re: Minor signings

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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:http://www.amazinavenue.com/2013/11/13/5049256/international-free-agent-profile-2014-matt-murton


Hey, looks like maybe he was just one of those guys after all:

It should be noted that his BABIP in his two best seasons was ridiculously high. In his record-setting 2010 season, he was able to maintain a .371 BABIP, as compared to the league average of .296. In 2013, he was able to maintain a .388 BABIP, as compared to the league average of .282. The newer standardized Mizuno baseball was introduced in 2011 and used in 2012, before being secretly replaced in 2013 intermittently. This also might have something to do with his elevated BABIP—and overall better performances in 2010 and 2013—as opposed to 2011 and 2012.


Japanese baseball is weird.


So now your story is that you were referring to his Japanese BABIP? This is befuddling. I'm befuddled.
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Re: Minor signings

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:04 am

What? No.
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Re: Minor signings

Postby David » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:15 am

Murton's Revenge wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:http://www.amazinavenue.com/2013/11/13/5049256/international-free-agent-profile-2014-matt-murton


Hey, looks like maybe he was just one of those guys after all:

It should be noted that his BABIP in his two best seasons was ridiculously high. In his record-setting 2010 season, he was able to maintain a .371 BABIP, as compared to the league average of .296. In 2013, he was able to maintain a .388 BABIP, as compared to the league average of .282. The newer standardized Mizuno baseball was introduced in 2011 and used in 2012, before being secretly replaced in 2013 intermittently. This also might have something to do with his elevated BABIP—and overall better performances in 2010 and 2013—as opposed to 2011 and 2012.


Japanese baseball is weird.


So now your story is that you were referring to his Japanese BABIP? This is befuddling. I'm befuddled.


No. He's saying that maybe he is just one of those high BABIP guys since he did it in Japan "too."

Thing is he didn't really have a remarkably high BABIP here, but whatever.
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Re: Minor signings

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:20 am

Noooo, that he turned out to be one of those dudes who can keep up a crazy high BABIP even though they have no business doing so. Like, here it was just kinda high for a scrub with declining production each season, but in Japan it was CRAZY high.

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Re: Minor signings

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Sammy Sofa wrote:Noooo, that he turned out to be one of those dudes who can keep up a crazy high BABIP

I know. That's what I said you were saying.
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Sofa,

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Re: Minor signings

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:17 pm

Make it a poll. I will abide by pure democracy, not filthy capitalism.
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Re: Minor signings

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Re: Minor signings

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He can change it to this

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Re: Minor signings

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:52 pm

Hahahahahaah! Excellent.

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Sammy Sofa wrote:Make it a poll. I will abide by pure democracy, not filthy capitalism.


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Re: Minor signings

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Re: Minor signings

Postby Derwood » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:15 pm

i love that they didn't even try to mask the guy's face under the mask.
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Re: Minor signings

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:21 pm

Derwood wrote:i love that they didn't even try to mask the guy's face under the mask.


While I wish the reality was they simply dumped a pile of pizza goo on Dom DeLuise, in truth the FX guy that first played Pizza refused to put the costume back on when they had to do reshoots. PIZZA THE HUTT IS HELL.
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Re: Minor signings

Postby badger » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:34 pm

Really glad I can bust out my Murton t-shirt if I can find it...
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Re: Minor signings

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God bless the internet
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Re: Minor signings

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:12 am

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