My buddy M.J. Lloyd and I were talking one day about some of our favorite baseball writers. He tossed out a name about one of the guys who was ‘the next big thing’ in his mind, Sam Miller formerly of the OC Register Angels blog. I am starting to become a believer.
Miller produced one of my favorite posts of the year thus far at Baseball Prospectus yesterday. It’s called ‘Pebble Hunting’ and it details Bryce Harper’s toughest at-bats. Miller takes us through five at-bats that Harper has had against the five pitchers with the highest K-rates: Aroldis Chapman, Jason Grilli, Craig Kimbrel, Kenley Jansen, and Johnny Venters.
It’s all about young power vs. power match-ups. Miller gets creative with gifs and screen shots and all the fixings. Please check it out.
- Pebble Hunting: Bryce Harper’s Toughest At-Bats. [Baseball Prospectus]