Originally Posted by KC_Connection
He's also been doing it against some of the best offenses in baseball in hitter's parks. I've been pretty impressed by his progression and I think he'll at least maintain that level for a few years yet.
Does Dayton Moore even have a stats person in his organization's employ? Or does he just go off scouting reads and feels (WTF was the Frenchy signing, for example)? KC has always seemed way behind the times in this area.
Shields has definitely done it against good competition. I also think he has benefit some from the favorable home parK (check home/road splits) and the great positioning/defensive approach of that team.
I'd love to add Shields, honestly. Just not at the cost of Myers. Unfortunately for KC, the 2009 and 2010 draft classes have not produced anything of value beyond Myers that is close to the major leagues and is an acceptable substitute for him in a trade with Tampa. They just don't match up.
Moore has some SABRE guys in the org, but I don't get the sense that they get much play from Moore or Yost.
I mean, when Yost is talking about how he can't figure out what is wrong with Hochevar and why he doesn't succeed, it's pretty hilariously obvious.
Hochevar with bases empty: Numbers show a league-average pitcher
Hochevar with men on: Numbers show a pitcher who surrenders all-star type line.
Yost's incessant insistence on insipidly instructing his hitters to sacrifice a guy over early in games is another great example of ignoring the numbers.