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Some things to read while perusing the internet.
The 2014 Silver Slugger Awards were announced last night and the Brewers came away empty-handed. As was the case with the Gold Gloves announced earlier this week, the Brewers’ lone snub came at the catcher position, as Buster Posey came away with the award. Although Lucroy’s statistics (.301/.373/.465) are probably a little bit worse than Buster Posey’s (.311/.364/.490) from this past season, Lucroy started 24 more games at catcher than Posey. This snub is not nearly as egregious as Molina’s Gold Glove on Tuesday, but it serves as another reminder that baseball’s awards are often given based on reputation rather than on-field performance.
With hitting as the day’s topic, Jordan Mader of Brew Crew Ball took a closer look at some hitting metrics due to a sprawling post from Ken Arneson. Although the stats haven’t been compiled quite yet, Mader uses Arneson’s post to wonder whether or not there are particular hitters that may be able to hit good pitching better than others, using Pablo Sandoval as his example.
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