Here is a tag cloud that is taken from the last week's worth of SSI articles. If you just joined us, Tag Clouds represent the emphasis of a speech by giving you larger words for more occurrences. At Wikipedia there's an interesting comparison of State of the Union addresses from Bush and Obama.
The first image below uses alphabetical order. The second image below is from the same text, different image generator; the top three words were "too large" to fit inside the image. :- ) DiPoto was one; I forget what the other two were.
It was interesting to compare my use of "pitcher" to my use of "hitter." That's SSI for ya. Control the Zone, indeed.
But we know what you're thinkin'. What would this look like if taken from the comments section, rather than from the articles?
I guess we "just like the users more, this year." But, no new info there. First week of April would be interesting to compare to this. Wouldn't it be cool to see tag clouds by month ... June 2011 would probably have "cupcake" in the center. June 2016's will have Leonys Martin crowding the cloud, if OBF knows where he's goin' with this.
Edit to add, we see there was just a word cloud on another blog. This graphics thing might catch on.
Random BaseballHQ snippet, this one on Adam Lind:
- HR, hr/f rebounded while both AVG, BABIP regressed with healthy and more playing time, as expected.
- GB% keeps a lid on power, with HR dependent on hr/f.
- XctX history combined with good plate skills will prop up AVG - particularly if he returns to platoon role. (XctX = hard hit rate, x contact rate)
- .221 AVG, 0 HR in 104 AB vs lefties say that less is clearly more here.
- PROJ: .285/.355/.475 with 6.1 runs per game, $20 roto in 460 at-bats
SSI's opinion, as you know, is that beginning with 2013, a talented young hitter jelled. He might not be Miguel Cabrera, but vs. RHP he's a legit thumper.