Monday, July 08, 2013

Blog Kiosk: 7/8/2013 - Dodgers Links - Vote Puig, Nolasco Starts Tuesday and Qubi?

Check out Andre Ethier at the plate in San Francisco in the photo above.  Pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013.
“He’s learning that guys don’t chase as many pitches as they do in Double-A,” Dishman said. “They tend to lay off pitches they don’t like to hit. He’s learning the more experienced hitter and how to deal with him. So he’s throwing a lot of stuff in between the outings, talking about a lot of situations and watching a lot of video, stuff like that.

Somehow though, possibly motivated by his impending free-agency, Nolasco has regained some of what made him a quality mid-rotation starter. He is missing bats at his best rate since 2010, largely impart to generate more swings in misses on pitches in the strike zone. Pitch selection wise, and velocity wise, he looks very much the same pitcher as the last two years, but he is make more quality pitches and getting results. Once again his FIP is better than his ERA, but even judging by ERA Nolasco has been right around league average and the numbers look sustainable.
  • Sports Cards Info tours the Little League Museum in Williamsport and has pics to prove it.
  • I've just discovered that Topps is releasing a brand new product later this month called 2013 Topps Qubi Baseball Stampers.  They are geared to kids and feature ink stampers of a players signature, portrait or team logo.  Five Dodgers are on the preliminary checklist.  Check out Chris Olds at Beckett for more information.

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