October 21, 2014

Audio Interview With Chattanooga Infielder Darnell Sweeney

April 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Darnell Sweeney was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 41st round of the 2009 amateur draft, then by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 13th round of the 2012 amateur draft.  The switch hitter spent the entire 2013 season with the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, where he batted .275 with 11 homers, 77 RBIs […]

Audio Interview with Chattanooga Pitcher Jarret Martin

April 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jarret Martin was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 19th round of the 2008 amateur draft and again by the Orioles in the 18th round of the 2009 amateur draft.  He’s now a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, pitching for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. Q: You’ve recently made the transition from starter […]

Audio Interview With Chattanooga’s Aaron Miller

April 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On April 3rd, I had an opportunity to interview Chattanooga Lookouts pitcher Aaron Miller. He was a first round selection in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft. Prior to the 2011 season, Aaron was ranked as one of top ten pitchers in the Dodgers organization. This interview focuses on the injury he suffered last year and […]

Audio Interview With Dodgers Prospect Kyle Russell

June 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On June 23rd, I had an opportunity to interview Chattanooga Lookouts right fielder Kyle Russell. According to Baseball America, he is the #15 prospect in the Dodgers organization. Kyle was recently named Southern League Hitter of the Week (May 23rd-29th). He also participated in the 2011 Southern League All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. This […]

Audio Interview With Braves Prospects Cory Harrilchak and J.J. Hoover

May 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

On May 14th, I had an opportunity to interview Cory Harrilchak and J.J. Hoover of the Mississippi Braves. According to Baseball America, Cory has the best strike zone discipline and outfield defensive skills in the Braves organization. J.J. is a top ten pitching prospect. This is his second season as a starter in the Mississippi […]

Audio Interview With Dodgers Prospect Scott Van Slyke

May 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On May 6th, I had an opportunity to interview Chattanooga Lookouts first baseman/outfielder Scott Van Slyke. He was recently selected Southern League Hitter of the Week (April 18th-24th). Scott currently leads the Southern League in batting average, doubles and extra-base hits. This interview focuses on the offensive and defensive changes he’s made during the 2011 […]

Audio Interview With Dioner Navarro

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I had an opportunity to interview Dioner Navarro on April 22nd. He’s currently on a rehab assignment with the Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A Dodgers affiliate). Navarro suffered an oblique injury during the last week of spring training. This interview focuses on his experiences with the Rays and his expectations for the current season. Navarro discusses his […]

Interview with Brian Daubach – Manager of the Hagerstown Suns

April 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

I had the opportunity to interview Brian Daubach on April 10, 2011. He is currently the manager of the Hagerstown Suns, a Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Suns’ roster consists of Bryce Harper, Randolph Oduber, Cameron Selik, and other top prospects. During Brian’s playing days, he was a member of the Florida […]

Southern League Scouting Report: Tennessee Smokies vs. Chattanooga Lookouts – 4/7/2011

April 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Brett Jackson, Center Field, #2 Prospect in Cubs Organization Glows: Brett took part in the 2010 All Star Futures Game and Pan American Qualifying Tournament. Jackson appears to be above average in the following areas: patience/pitch selection (2 walks), contact (hit in run scoring situation), base running/speed (hit triple, went first to third on single), […]

2011 Preview: Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A Dodgers Affiliate) Interviews with Top Prospects and Coaches

April 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

On April 5th, the Chattanooga Lookouts held their annual Media Day. I had the opportunity to interview Chris Withrow, Kyle Russell, and Franklin Stubbs. I’ll be posting interviews with other Southern League prospects and coaches throughout the season. Click on links to listen to audio ________________________________________ Chris Withrow: Starting Pitcher (#4 Prospect in Organization) Withrow […]

Umpires: How Do They Impact Total Line Betting in Baseball?

March 7, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Introduction I recently read an article about NBA referees and their ability to impact the over/under in total line betting. If more fouls are called, teams shoot additional free throws and play less than optimal defense. MLB umpires may also have the ability to impact the over/under in total line betting. If they call more […]

Murphy’s Law: 2 MVP Trophies, 4 Silver Slugger Awards, 5 Gold Gloves, and 7 All-Star Games May Not Get You Into the Hall of Fame

December 27, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Introduction The purpose of this study is to compare Dale Murphy to other Hall of Fame position players from the same era (1976-1993). His .265 batting average, 2,111 hits, and 398 home runs seem to be on par with other Hall of Fame hitters. This study will identify how many Hall of Famers performed below […]

The Kaline: Establishing a Mendoza Line For Hall of Famers

August 17, 2010 by · 7 Comments 

Introduction The purpose of this study is to establish a Mendoza Line for Hall of Fame hitters. After looking at the lifetime statistics of current Hall of Famers, Al Kaline began to stand out from the crowd. His .297 batting average, 3,007 hits, and 399 home runs seemed to be benchmarks for elite hitters. This […]