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Mailbag #9: Arruebarrena, Kemp, Wakefield, WAR

Mailbag! Send us questions through the form at the right or thedodgersdigest at gmail dot com. Sorry if we can’t get to them all; they’re all appreciated. And for the multitudes of you who asked about Zach Lee, do refer to Chad’s recent post about internal pitching options. David: “why do you think Arruebarrena’s suspension is light?…

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Dee Gordon Actually Made An All-Star Team

If you know me,  you know that I don’t really put much stock into All-Star teams. Between fan voting, ballot box stuffing, over-importance placed on guys off to unsustainable hot starts (hi, Charlie Blackmon!), and the “every team must be represented” rule, it’s more of a fun diversion than an actual accounting of the best…

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The Dodger Offense and Revised Projections

Last week, I took a look at player projection systems, specifically focusing on the Dodger offense. The purpose of the post was to describe how recent research has shown that revised in-season projections were correct on average. The post went on to examine which Dodgers were over and under-performing their Rest of Season projections. There’s…

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Dodgers @ Reds June 12, 2014: Battles Within The Game

In the bottom of the third inning of last night’s game, Hyun-jin Ryu walked Billy Hamilton. Hamilton has largely been a disappointment on offense this season (he has a .290 OBP), but he’s still second in the majors in stolen bases. This walk was particularly notable because of the pitcher. Ryu has been absolutely exceptional at…

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Dee Gordon’s Plate Discipline

So far this season, Dee Gordon has been one of the Dodgers’ biggest surprises. After concluding the series against the Marlins, he’s hitting .353/.387/.457 and leads all Dodgers position players with 1.4 fWAR. While Gordon’s offense has been outstanding thus far, his .417 BABIP sticks out. This will surely regress with a bigger sample size….