Reveille 5/7/12

by Jason Epstein

Good morning!

Here are several go-to links to make your Monday a bit more bearable:

ZiPS projects [third baseman prospect Conor] Gillaspie to post a .306 wOBA over a full season in the majors. Sandoval had a .392 wOBA through a month or so of play. The drop-off is rather steep — and that’s not even accounting for defense. Sandoval had a pretty strong case for the NL Gold Glove last season, whereas Gillaspie has a pretty weak defensive reputation.

Things could get ugly for the Giants over these next several weeks. They probably will get ugly. The team is already four and a half games out of first in the NL West, and this hurts them a lot. But it’s still early in the season; they’ll just have to tread water and hope for the best until Sandoval returns.

That’s it. Have a walk-off week!

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