Super Sunday Links 28 August 2011

DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Gelete Burka of Ethiopia, Morgan Uceny of United States, Hellen Onsando Obiri of Kenya, Maryam Yusuf Jamal of Bahrain, Kaila McKnight of Australia and Asli Cakir of Turley compete during the women's 1500 metres heats during day two of the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Daegu Stadium on August 28, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

While the Astros were playing at a reasonable time verse the Giants I was putting together these links to finish off your weekend.

 

 

Those Darn Statistics

Hitter Volatility Part VI: Getting it Right is More Important than Being Right - Beyond the Box Score
Bill Petti | Hitter Volatility Part VI: Getting it Right is More Important than Being Right.

Context Rules All | FanGraphs Baseball
Keeping things in context from year to year can be difficult if you ignore the baseline.

Descriptive and Predictive Metrics | FanGraphs Baseball
Dave Cameron brings up a good point about how you use statistics.

 

 

A Subjective Approach

"I Miss the Astros" SULLY BASEBALL August 25, 2011 - YouTube
I'm not as into the old uniforms as some of you are, but I loved this.

Joe Posnanski " Posts The Myth of Pressure "
Agonizing over the AL MVP vote and whether or not a player on a bad team matters.

 

 

Stuff Involving the Astros

Appy Astros: Jordan Scott Gets Shafted in All Star Voting
Was one of the Astro Minor League players snubbed of an All-Star selection. AppyAstro compares Jordan Scott to the other outfielders selected to Appy League All-Star Team.

Astros' Norris finally gets a chance to pitch in his 'hometown' park against the Giants - Marin Independent Journal
I love when players play in their hometowns, we get articles like these that give us a little bit more depth about that particular player. This one is on Bud Norris.

Tal Smith: Astros farm system is rebounding | NewsOK.com
An interview with the one, the only Tal Smith. Some interesting tidbits in this one, why the double-A promotions and the recent trades involving the Astros. The most interesting thing I found was that Smith named Jonathan Singelton and Domingo Santana as the two impact players in the Hunter Pence trade.

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