Articles by Derek VanRiper

A listing of all the articles written by Derek VanRiper for the RotoWire Blog.

Byung Ho Park, Fantasy Bargain?

(Can Byung Ho Park follow the lead of Jung Ho Kang and make a successful transition to MLB in Year 1?)

Back in February, I reminded the world that I am a novice when it comes to analyzing swing mechanics in a meaningful way. This particular instance featured video of Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang taking batting practice. (Proof) As it turns out, Dan Farnsworth of FanGraphs completely nailed it with regards to Kang in his piece around that time.

I will try to do better this time, and leave the mechanics to Professor Farnsworth.