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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Kaplan: How Max Stassi delved deep into the data and turned his career around – The Athletic

A get look at how players can use data to improve their games.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 12, 2018 at 07:00 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, max stassi, pay site, the athletic

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   1. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 12, 2018 at 07:07 PM (#5652622)
Brother of Brock Stassi; Greatnephew of Myril Hoag per BR.

Yet there is no relationship between Brock and Myril in the Wikipedia article nor on BR. Oversight or bizarre family tree?
   2. Walt Davis Posted: April 12, 2018 at 09:30 PM (#5652757)
Can't read the article, I hope it's about using minor-league data to turn his career around? Cuz his ML career amounts to 111 PA over bits of 6 seasons.

Anyway, at 22, he had a good season at AA .... and was given a couple of games in the majors.

At 23, he was not so good at AAA ... and still got 20 PA in the majors

At 24, he was not so good at AAA again ... and still got 17 PA in the majors

At 25, he was not so good at AAA ... and got 13 PA in the majors

At 26, he was pretty good at AAA ... and got 31 PA in the majors

At 27, surely out of options by now, right??? ... he's got 22 PA in the majors as the Astros back-up C.

In all of those cups of coffee in the majors, he's actually hit quite well in those 111 PA (123 OPS+). It's obviously possible that without him improved AAA performance last year the Astros might have cut bait.

Or is the story about improving his defense via data -- I've got no way of assessing that.
   3. Rally Posted: April 13, 2018 at 08:41 AM (#5652931)
At 27, surely out of options by now, right???


He's been a pro since 18, at some point he had to have been a minor league free agent. Other teams could have signed him, but with the lack of AAA production from ages 23-25 probably not a lot of offers.
   4. dlf Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:10 AM (#5652979)
I can't read that name and not think that he is a stock character from an early Tom Clancy novel, trained by the GDR and operating as a sleeper agent planning to get close to future leader of the free world Jose "Jack" Altuve-Ryan.

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