Daily Archives: May 8, 2011

A Look at Lakewood, volume 2.0

Its been close to two weeks, so lets take a look at Lakewood’s progress since my last write-up. I wanted to write more before the fold, just so there was some text and it didn’t look like just a link. And I was struggling to think of what to write. But then it came to me. When looking at statistics, the common question is “when do we know if this means something” in terms of sample size and relevance. Eric Seidman, who writes at lots of places including Fangraphs and his new Phillies site, Brotherly Glove, had an excellent piece on Frangraphs two years ago which covers this very topic. His piece is actually a simplification (much needed) of a longer, more stats heavy article. Read it here. As you can see from his list, we’re still not in the stabilization range for the statistics that I think are important when looking at prospects. That said, we’re getting close in some cases, and its fun to look at where we stand. So lets get to it.

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Around the System–Corner Infield

First trip around the system, looking at how the Phillies fare at each particular group of positions.  Look for the Middle Infield report towards the end of the Week.

Lehigh Valley

Jeff Larish, 30, .250/.343/.500 in 92 AB’s; 6HR 13 RBI; .269 vs. LH, .242 vs. RH, .190 with RISP; 12% BB rate, 25% K rate.  26 games at 1B with 1 error (.996), 9.73 R/F. Not bad, not great thus far for Larish.  Lehigh Valley needs his avg to come up. Continue reading Around the System–Corner Infield