Kristopher Neild, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

Kristopher Neild

Kris is a Clemson Finance graduate with an immense passion for analytics and player evaluation. His favorite team is the Angels and he has been known to man crush on Mo Vaughn and Mark Reynolds. He is currently destroying things in New Orleans.

By Kristopher Neild On Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Manny Machado and the man who forced the hand of Dan Duquette

Manny Machado should be an improvement at third base for the Orioles. (Derick E. Hingle/US Presswire) Manny Machado will be playing in his first game tonight with the Baltimore Orioles. His inexperience, and his More...

By Kristopher Neild On Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

The year of the aging free-agent DH? Not by a longshot

Johnny Damon lasted the longest of the aging stars in 2012. When the 2012 season got underway back in April, there remained a  bunch of older “bat only” players sitting on the sidelines waiting for More...

By Kristopher Neild On Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Where would the Cardinals be without “The Wrench”?

Allen Craig’s bat is keeping the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoff hunt. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) The St. Louis Cardinals, barely hanging onto hope of securing one of the two National League wild card More...

By Kristopher Neild On Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

The Houston Astros are playing the “prospect bond” market

Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow is all smiles after stockpiling prospects during the trading deadline frenzy. (Bob Levey/Getty Images ) A bond is a debt instrument where you loan money upfront and are paid back either More...

By Kristopher Neild On Friday, July 20th, 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles: A tale of two losers

Both Pittsburgh and Baltimore are in the hunt for a postseason berth, but it appears the Pirates chances are on the rise. (Joy R. Absalon/US Presswire) Imagine being a fan of a team that has had 14 consecutive losing More...

By Kristopher Neild On Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Offensive clustering is a Mark Reynolds trademark

It's not always swing and miss for Baltimore Orioles slugger Mark Reynolds. (Derick E. Hingle/US Presswire ) Sometimes, Mark Reynolds can be so bad — the swings, the misses, the errors etc. — you More...

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