Monday, October 03, 2016

My Current Baseball and Giants Blog Links

Intro:  this post has some of the links I used to have on the side of my blog content.

Ugh, Blogger just did something to lose all my links.  But it didn't remove the widgets that shows posts, so I'm going to post the links in this post, and widget this post.  While this is slower to get to, I don't really think that many of you are using my links anyway to get to places, I assume most of you are savvy enough to have them bookmarked somewhere so that you can get to what you want when you want.  In addition, I can't remember every link I had, so I'm going with the ones I can remember, for the most part.  But let me know if you prefer links on the side and I'll think about complying.

This was last updated October 3, 2016.

Giants Links

These are the ones that I go to nowadays when I want a Giants blog fix, and I don't want to get into an argument:

baseball monk:  like me, a focus on strategy of the Giants; does weekly recap
Cove Chatter:  good for prospect talk, starting to cover Bill James GameScore analysis
El Lefty Malo:  old-timer like me, talks (infrequently now; life!) about all things Giants
Raising Matt Cain:  good for day-to-day commiseration
When the Giants Come to Town:  DrBGiantsfan's good site for team and great prospect talk
Wrenzie Blogs Giants:  good for prospect talk
You Gotta Like These Kids:  Shankbone's good site for prospect and Giants talk

For the Giants own content, here are the links to their leagues:

SFGiants.com
Sacramento River Cats (PCL)
Richmond Flying Squirrels (EAS)
San Jose Giants (CAL)
Augusta GreenJackets (SAL)
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (NWL)
AZL Giants (AZL)
DSL Giants (DSL)

Giants Player Blogs:

Brandon and Brandon (Belt and Crawford)
White Shark (Gregor Blanco)

Giants Beat Writers:

CSN Bay Area (Pavlov)
Haft Baked Ideas (blog)
MLB.com (Haft et al)
San Francisco Chronicle (Schulman et al)
San Jose Mercury (Baggerly et al)

Baseball Links

For baseball data content:

Baseball Prospectus (have to subscribe for top-line data, like PECOTA, their projects)
Baseball-Reference (best for minor league info)
Clay Davenport (produces projection data before every season)
Cot's Baseball Contracts
FanGraphs (best for advanced saber stats along with regular stats)
Homerun Tracker (esoteric home run stats)
MLB
Probable Pitchers
Stat Corner (good for advanced saber stats for majors and minors)
The Baseball Cube (only one that includes college stats with pro stats)

For baseball prospect content:

Baseball America (lots of good draft mocks prior to the draft, and good prospect lists after the season)
Forbe's MLB Valuations (updated annually; Giants #4 in 2016)
Jim Callis (MLB.com, prospect and draft info, mock draft too)
Jonathan Mayo: Big, Bald, and Beautiful (MLB.com, prospect and draft info, mock draft too)
Minor League Ball - Sickels (lots of good prospect and draft info, plus annual mock draft project)
MiLB (Official Minor League's website)
MLB.com Pipeline Prospects (Mayo and Callis; links to Top Prospect lists)
MLB.com Pipeline Giants Prospects (Mayo and Callis)
Perfect Game USA (sometimes makes mock draft available)

For baseball data analysis writing:

Baseball Prospectus (subscribe for latest content; free content one year or older, plus some free weekly)
Eno Sarris (enjoyed his analysis for long time at Fangraphs; seems to follow the Giants too, to boot!)
FanGraphs
Matt Swartz (consulting for Nats now; wrote lately for Fangraphs and, before that, BP previously)
Russell Carlton (currently writing for BP; also know as Pizza Cutter)

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