ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week

June, 27, 2014
Jun 27
Last week, NL West stud Clayton Kershaw was nearly perfect in his no-no, while this week, former NL West stud Tim Lincecum once again dominated the toothless Padres as he no-hit them for the second time. Who's going to throw the next one? George Springer continues to hit, as does the other rookie sensation, Jose Abreu. Speaking of hitting, wow, Nelson Cruz, wow.

Oh, and happy 40th, Captain.

On to the hits of the week from around the SweetSpot Network:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Inside the 'Zona
Have pitchers found Aaron Hill's weakness? Jeffrey Bellone, a grizzled sabermetrics veteran who recently joined the Inside the 'Zona team, zeroes in on a weakness in Hill's game that pitchers have begun to exploit. Follow on Twitter: @JeffreyBellone.

Old school isn't working for the D-backs: Jeff Wiser breaks down Trevor Bauer's adherence to Effective Velocity ("EV") and how the "old school" approach is harming the D-backs. Follow on Twitter: @OutfieldGrass24.

Atlanta Braves: Chop County
Danville Braves game report from 6/21/14: Check out our report from the Braves' Rookie League team, including tons of photos of new draft picks. Follow on Twitter: @gondeee.

Colorado Rockies: Rockies Zingers
The new kids in school: After discussing drafting strategy and the Rockies draft pick history, Ryan Hammon concludes his three-part coverage of the 2014 draft with an evaluation of each of the Rockies top-10 picks. Follow on Twitter: @ryanhammon.

Minnesota Twins: Twins Daily
Twins call up Jorge Polanco from Single-A: In a surprise move, the Twins promoted one of their top infield prospects directly from Class A. Learn more about the youngest player to wear a Minnesota uniform since Joe Mauer a decade ago. Follow on Twitter: @TwinsDaily.

New York Yankees: It's About The Money
Should the Yankees try to trade for David Price? Brad Vietrogoski wants to know if the Yankees go after the Tampa Bay ace. Spoiler: Yes, but the real question is can they even do it? Follow on Twitter: @IIATMS.

Kuroda in June: The good, the bad, the ugly: Katie Sharp takes a look at Hiroki Kuroda's June which was a lot better than his April and May. Follow on Twitter: @ktsharp.

San Francisco Giants: West Coast Bias
Breakdown of the Lincecum no-no: Andrew Gerson analyzes what Tim Lincecum did so well to break down the Padres' lineup for the second time in as many seasons.

Jason Rosenberg is the founder of It's About the Money, a proud charter member of the SweetSpot Network. IIATMS can be found on Twitter here and here as well as on Facebook.



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