It's officially baseball season, you guys.
Fanpost of Note
- stlfan: Can you guess the projection?
- VEB Week in Review: 2/15/14-2/21/14
- I examined Shelby Miller's pitcher repertoire using his whiff rates by pitch type.
- Craig wrote up the news that Jaime Garcia was being shut down due to issues with his surgically repaired left shoulder.
- Joe considered whether Cardinals fans should think twice about Cuba shortstop Aledmys Diaz based on the firsthand observations of former player agent and current MLB consultant Joe Kehoskie.
- I analyzed the fallout from Jaime Garcia's shoulder setback.
- Fourstick unveiled the 2014 VEB Community Top 20 Prospect List.
- Rui released the 2014 VEB Community projections for Matt Holliday.
- Fourstick profiled an Other 15 roster member who just becomes even more relevant in the wake of Garcia's shoulder issues: southpaw starter Tyler Lyons.
- In the first Monday Hunt & Peck, Lil' Scooter looked at the weekend in links.
- Fourstick and Cardinals 645 delivered the 2014 Future Redbirds Top 20 Prospect List.
- Rui gave us the 2014 VEB Community Projections for Mark Ellis.
- Craig examined whether catching on consecutive days sapped Yadier Molina's power at the plate.
- The inaugural VEB Writers Roundtable discussed the case for each of Lyons, Joe Kelly, and Carlos Martinez to be named the Cardinals' No. 5 starter.
- Rui broke down the 2014 VEB Community Projections for Kolten Wong.
- RB gave us his Great Big Prospect Rodeo Roundup, 2014 Edition.
- I explained why St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Joe Strauss is wrong and, in fact, advanced pitching stats indicate Lance Lynn is ready to emerge as a top-tier starter.
- The first Birdographic illustrated the starter innings-pitch gap the Cardinals potentially face entering 2014 and asked whether it was cause for concern.
- Joe delivered more juicy firsthand observations about Diaz, this time from Peter Bjarkman.
- Rui analyzed the 2014 VEB Community Projections for Jon Jay.
- Joe compared the fastballs and sinkers of young flamethrowers Jose Fernandez and Carlos Martinez.
- Legopiece Theater: Dugout Abbey made its triumphant return: Carlos Martinez's Filthy Stuff.
- Craig declared that the Cards are behind the times on the defensive shift front.