As Jon wrote a few days ago, he's leaving the site to work as a statistical analyst for Baseball Prospectus. So I thought it would be a good idea to provide links to some of his best work, both analyzing Orioles' topics and baseball in general.
- The Wieters Shift (May 2008): Jon tackled the topic of Matt Wieters potentially moving from catcher to first base.
- What is Nick Markakis Worth? (May 2008): Jon looked at the worth of Nick Markakis and accurately predicted his six-year contract.
- GM Family Tree Offseason 2010 (December 2009): Jon constructed a family tree of general managers around the majors. It's not the easiest thing to follow, but it's impressive.
- Why Baseball Players Use Human Growth Hormone? Part I: Addressing the Debate (February 2011): Jon waxed poetic about baseball players' use of performance enhancing drugs: "[T]he clubhouse is not a stickler for the scientific method."
- How Has Pitching Velocity Changed in the Past Decade? (October 2011): Jon examined the rise in velocity among starters and relievers.
- Bad Outfield Defense or a Bad Fielding Metric? (October 2011): Jon investigated the peculiarities of UZR among Orioles' outfielders at Camden Yards.
- An Interview With Yoo Jee-ho About the Orioles and South Korea (February 2012): Jon talked with Yoo Jee-ho of the Yonhap News Agency about the O's dealings with the Korean Baseball Organization and Korean Baseball Association after the Kim Seong-min controversy.
- Receivers in Name Only (May 2014): Jon broke down the superior value of defensive catchers vs. non-defensive catchers.