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The Clubhouse / Re: Wild Card watch
« Last post by sixthree175 on Yesterday at 11:52:42 PM »
Bunch of Losers (BOL) received an unearned gift tonight -- Cubs and Brewers narrowly come up one run short.  This sort of gift, served up on a silver platter, is likely the last of its kind.
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The Clubhouse / Re: Wild Card watch
« Last post by bluestreak on Yesterday at 11:52:40 PM »
Cubs lose in 10.
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Nats would be wise to flip Eaton and Robles in the lineup.

Why? Robles gets on base less than both Eaton and Turner (OBP .330).
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The Clubhouse / Re: What’s so great about Trea Turner?
« Last post by bluestreak on Yesterday at 11:50:28 PM »
I’m still waiting for Turner to steal a base. It’s been weeks. Turner and Eaton bring nothing to the top of the lineup.

Other than OBP of .351 and .363

Also speed manifests in things other than stolen bases.  Turner and Eaton are in top 30 in MLB by runs added by base running (as is Robles). 

https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=y&type=8&season=2019&month=0&season1=2019&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&startdate=2019-01-01&enddate=2019-12-31&sort=18,d

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Nats would be wise to flip Eaton and Robles in the lineup.
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The Clubhouse / Re: What’s so great about Trea Turner?
« Last post by Air Desmond on Yesterday at 11:44:07 PM »
I’m still waiting for Turner to steal a base. It’s been weeks. Turner and Eaton bring nothing to the top of the lineup.
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The Clubhouse / Re: Wild Card watch
« Last post by Air Desmond on Yesterday at 11:38:42 PM »
Nats are floundering and all we can do is rely on other teams to lose. Sad. Nats are stuck in quicksand. They get a freebie this weekend vs the Marlins and likely won’t take advantage of it.
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The Clubhouse / Nats Outfield Defense
« Last post by bluestreak on Yesterday at 11:31:01 PM »
The Nationals outfield has the best defense in baseball. According to outs above average. And they are first by a wide margin. In fact, it’s the largest gap between first and second place since they have been measuring (albeit only 4 years). 

https://www.mlb.com/news/nationals-outfield-defense-has-become-a-strength

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Again, the "record" here is very short. Statcast came online in 2015, and Outs Above Average is available from 2016 on. We are not talking about a great deal of history. And yet, because the '18 Nationals were a net negative, ranking 26th at -16, there was a lot of room to grow. Grow they have.

+40 -- 2019 Nationals (from -16 OAA to +24)
+30 -- 2018 Pirates (from -13 OAA to +17)
+29 -- 2018 Brewers (from +1 OAA to +30)
+28 -- 2017 Twins (from +6 OAA to +34)
+27 -- 2018 Braves (from -5 OAA to +22)

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Last year, as Bryce Harper neared and reached free agency, an endless amount of digital ink was spilled on the topic of Harper's poor defensive performance. Only four outfielders rated worse in OAA than his -13, and two of them (Daniel Palka, Minors; Rhys Hoskins, first base) don't even play the outfield regularly any longer. That -13, as you can imagine, was a big part of Washington's -16, though as you'll see, it was about a lot more than just Harper.

(In Harper's defense: As we investigated over the winter, his poor defensive play didn't seem to be about lack of skill, just lack of execution. In his first year with Philadelphia, he's improved all the way to +1 OAA.)

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It's also about Soto and Adam Eaton improving

Harper aside, the 2018 Nationals had a few issues in the outfield. Eaton and Soto each checked in -6 OAA, giving Washington three of the 17 lowest-ranked qualified outfield defenders.

This year, Eaton has gone from -6 to +1. Soto has gone from -6 to +6. Soto's turnaround of 12 OAA is the third-largest in baseball behind Nicholas Castellanos (-24 to -6) and Harper (-13 to -1). Eaton is just outside the top dozen.

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The Clubhouse / Re: Worst Offensive Performance - 2019
« Last post by Air Desmond on Yesterday at 11:29:20 PM »
Wainwright schooled the Nats. This team looks absolutely done for.
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Gameday Threads / Re: Nationals @ Cardinals, Game 3
« Last post by spidernat on Yesterday at 11:00:40 PM »
   It was more a matter of the time it took me to get to first base at 90, instead of 60 feet.



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