Men’s cross country wins Regionals; ice hockey ties with, loses to Mercyhurst

first_img Published on November 18, 2013 at 12:27 am The No. 14 Syracuse men’s team continued its impressive postseason run, capturing the NCAA Northeast Regional championship this Friday in the Bronx, N.Y. The win gives the men’s team its fourth regional title in five years.The victory came two weeks after the Orange won the Atlantic Coast Conference title in its first season in the conference. Syracuse finished with 57 points Saturday, edging out Columbia (78) and Iona (81).In the 10,000-meter race, Martin Hehir led the charge for Syracuse, finishing third overall in a time of 30:18, seven seconds behind winner Maksim Korolev of Harvard. SU’s Robert Molke finished fourth overall in 30:19, and Griff Graves finished in 13th in 30:33.The No. 19 SU women’s team finished third overall in the region behind No. 12 Dartmouth and No. 2 Providence. Providence ran away with the title, finishing with 44 points, compared to Dartmouth’s 84 and Syracuse’s 135.This is the second time this postseason where the women have only been outrun by the two teams in the field with higher rankings.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMargo Malone led the women, finishing 11th overall in the 6,000-meter race with a time of 20:31, 43 seconds behind winner Abbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth. Syracuse’s Meredith Speakman finished 19th in 20:48 and Brianna Nerud 30th in 21:07.Next up for the Orange is the NCAA national championships next Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind. The men received an automatic bid while the women earned an at-large bid.Ice HockeySyracuse (6-5-1, 2-1-1 College Hockey America) entered its weekend showdown with Mercyhurst (7-4-2, 2-1-1) on a five-game winning streak. But that streak was snapped this weekend, as the two games resulted in a tie and a loss against the Lakers.On Friday, freshman forward Jessica Sibley continued producing offensively for the Orange. She capitalized on a power-play opportunity halfway through the period to give Syracuse the 1-0 lead.Mercyhurst responded with two straight goals. Right wing Christine Bestland scored late in the first period to tie the game. Early in the second period, defenseman Jillian Skinner scored a goal off a power play and the Lakers took a 2-1 lead.But Sibley added her second goal of the day midway through the second period to tie the game once again. Defenseman Kallie Goodnough managed to find her own shot, scoring an unassisted goal and giving the Orange a 3-2 lead late in the third period.Mercyhurst responded with its third goal of the game. Defenseman J’nai Mahadeo scored off of assists from Emily Janiga and Jenna Dingeldein.It proved to be the last goal scored of the game, as the game ended in a 3-3 tie.On Saturday, a winner was declared after a combined eight goals from both teams. But Mercyhurst proved to be more explosive in the 5-3 victory over the Orange.Trailing by one goal after the first period, Syracuse scored two consecutive goals within a four-minute span. Left wing Nicole Ferrara scored eight minutes into the period. Freshman defenseman Larissa Martyniuk scored a power-play goal less than four minutes later to give the Orange a 2-1 lead.Unfortunately for Paul Flanagan’s squad, the Orange was unable to match the Lakers’ production. Mercyhurst outscored Syracuse 4-1 the rest of the game.Forward Christie Cicero finished with two goals for Mercyhurst, and ultimately started the offensive outburst in the second period. Less than a minute after Syracuse scored its second goal of the day, Cicero added a goal that tied the game at two.Bestland followed with an unassisted goal to give Mercyhurst a 3-2 lead.Nicole Renault scored the third goal of the game for the Orange early in the third period. But Mercyhurst scored two unanswered goals and ultimately secured the two-goal victory.SU returns to Tennity Ice Pavilion for a weekend series against Robert Morris, which begins on Nov. 22.—Compiled by The Daily Orange Sports staff Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

S-noilite Fashion 8″ – i bought this for a Halloween party so it will be perfect.

first_imgPostage: send by Amazon, need to 1-2 working days Excellent value Is really good quality and came 2 days after ordering. Almost an exact match to my hair but just slightly too light, but not that noticeable, i bought this for a halloween party so it will be perfect. These are fantastic, i am considering getting a fringe cut and with these i am thinking i will just leave my hair as it is and just use this for the times i fancy a fringe as they are great. Good quality and look perfectly natural. Delivery was super fast too. Was pleased with this hair piece, the quality of the hair was good and liked the colour. It looks so real that i gave it to my mom since she’s addicted to hair and stuff. Four Stars Colour: dark brown, Materials: one of the best synthetic materials Posted on November 14, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair ExtensionsTags S-noilite i bought this for a Halloween party so it will be perfect. Features of S-noilite Fashion 8″(20cm) Front Neat Dark Brown Bangs/fringe Clip in Hair Extensions One Piece Striaght Fringe Cute Hairpiece AccessoriesThe bang/infringe hair extensions is 8” longColour: dark brown, Materials: one of the best synthetic materialsOne piece with 2 clips,easy to attach. Harmless To Hair,Soft Touching,Tangel Free,Trendy DesignPerfect for weddings, parties and giftsPostage: send by Amazon, need to 1-2 working daysThe bang/infringe hair extensions is 8” long One piece with 2 clips,easy to attach. Perfect for weddings, parties and gifts SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-11-14 07:32:51Reviewed Item S-noilite Fashion 8″(20cm) Front Neat Dark Brown Bangs/fringe Clip in Hair Extensions One Piece Striaght Fringe Cute Hairpiece AccessoriesRating 4.6 / 5  stars, based on  9  reviewslast_img read more

WordPress for iPhone 2: Mobile Blogging Just Got Easier

first_imgfrederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts The new version of WordPress for iPhone just arrived in the App Store (iTunes link). While the first version was already quite usable, this update brings a number of new features and usability enhancements to the WordPress experience on the iPhone. The new interface makes it easier to switch between comments, posts and pages. The comments interface now also displays Gravatars. Throughout the app, the WordPress team has tweaked the interface and it’s now easier to manage your blog from the iPhone.FeaturesThe new version also now automatically saves posts and restores them if the network connection is lost during the publishing process.Just like the first version, WordPress for iPhone 2 is an open-source program. It’s important to note that this new version will not appear as an update to the old version. Instead, users will have to install a new app, which can run side-by-side with the older version. The new version, of course, still offers the same basic feature set as the earlier version. These include support for multiple blogs, photo uploads and post previews, as well as full support for tags, categories and password protected posts.Blogging on the iPhone There can be little doubt that the iPhone – or any mobile phone for that matter – isn’t the ideal platform for writing long, thoughtful blog posts. Maybe that’s why WordPress for iPhone 2 puts more emphasis on comment moderation than the first version. For a quick blog post on the road, though, the app is perfectly adequate, especially if you just want to upload a few pictures. It’s not as easy to use as the more specialized PicPosterous, but WordPress for iPhone 2 is a far more flexible application and WordPress has a different user in mind for this app. Tags:#news#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

5 Enterprise Startups to Watch in 2011 # 5: Podio

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#Products While Jive offers extensive customization through its professional services and Moxie has done extensive research to try to create an ideal product right out of the box, Podio is encouraging users to adjust the product their own needs.Podio is perhaps most comparable to Microsoft SharePoint, but it’s much simpler to use. The form-driven app builder is similar to services such as Caspio, but of course all the apps built on the Podio platform have the advantage of being integrated with Podio’s existing features.And those existing features are themselves quite integrated. Podio has a strong project management focus and emphasizes turning all types of content into projects or tasks. Podio also offers an API so that experienced developers can add additional functionality or integrations. Developers can also add additional building blocks to the app builder through the API.An iPhone app is already available, and the company plans to release an Android app next.Podio has been integrated with Github, Twitter and Zendesk but so far none of these integrations are available in the app store. Co-founder Kasper Hulthin hopes this will change in the near future. Hulthin also says the company wants to enable third-party developers to sell apps and integrations through the app store.In 2011, we expect to see platforms and app stores become a major paradigm for enterprise computing. Podio is a small company that’s just getting started, but it’s building from the ground-up with this paradigm in mind. The product is currently in beta, but the company already has over 100 paying customers. It will open to the public in early 2011.Podio is based in Copenhagen. Danish entrepreneur Tommy Ahlers, who sold his startup ZYB to Vodafone in 2008, invested in Podio this year and joined the company as CEO. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… As 2010 draws to a close we’re taking a look at a few enterprise startups that show promise and that we haven’t covered on ReadWriteEnterprise.Podio is a highly customizable Web-based enterprise collaboration application. Like Huddle it emphasizes external collaboration as well as internal collaboration. Podio’s distinguishing features are its large internal app store and its app builder. End-users can easily add or modify existing apps from the more than 2,000 apps available in the app store, or build new ones using a point and click interface. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finleylast_img read more

Wiping the Slate Clean

first_imgIt’s a funny thing the way our little corner of the universe is organized. Each day the earth makes one complete revolution on its journey around the sun—and us with it. Each morning when we wake up, the prior day is forever lost to us. It’s almost as if by design we were given the ability to call for a do over. Like somehow, it’s necessary.Every year at just this time, we complete another trip around the giant star in the center of our solar system. The year that we are leaving is also forever lost to us as we enter the New Year. This annual journey is another opportunity to call for a do over.The past is forever lost to us. The future is unknown. All we ever really have is this moment.But we do step into that moment with all the knowledge and the experience we gained yesterday. We step into the new sunrise a little bit wiser and a little bit better prepared than we were the day before. We greet the new horizon armed with all the knowledge we gained from our victories, the lessons and scars from the battles we lost, and on the whole, better prepared.We’re better prepared to try again.We’re better prepared to try something new.We’re better prepared for the adventure that is tomorrow.And we’re better prepared to wipe the slate clean and start over.You can’t carry your victories with you; those battles have already been fought and won. You can’t carry your losses with you either. You can’t refight those battles. All you can carry with you into the future is the wisdom that you gained from the ride you took on this small rock circling around the giant star in the center of our little corner of the universe—and all of the relationships you’ve developed on your journey.If you need to wipe the slate clean, wipe it clean. Tomorrow is a brand-new day.And the day after that is a brand-new day too, should you need it.Make it a Happy New Year! Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Fearing the Wrong Dangers

first_imgYou fear the wrong dangers.You fear asking for commitments: Your fear of asking for commitments is based on your belief that your prospective client will say “no” and that you are unprepared to respond appropriately. Your fear of asking for commitments may also  stem from the belief that you have not created enough value to deserve the commitment.You should not fear asking for the commitments you need; you should fear losing an opportunity because you didn’t ask.Fear of discussing price: Your fear of price discussions is based on your belief that your prospective client is going to ask for—or demand—a discounted price. This fear is based on your belief that price will cost you your opportunity, as well as you’re being unprepared to handle that discussion.You shouldn’t fear discussing price. You should fear not having the pricing discussion and not reiterating the value that you create. By avoiding this conversation you make a loss on price more likely.Fear of asking for referrals: You fear asking for referrals because you believe it makes you self-oriented. This “ask” in no way benefits your client, in your mind anyway. But the truth is different.By not asking for referrals you are depriving your client of the opportunity to reciprocate for the value that you create by sharing you with other people for whom you can also create value.Fear of showing them the big solution: You fear that by showing your clients what they really need that the solution will be too big, too expensive, and that you will frighten them off.What you should fear is not creating enough value, not creating a strategic enough initiative to be worth pursuing, and playing too low. You should fear being thought of as transactional.We sometimes don’t fear the true dangers enough and we fear the minor dangers too much. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Achieving MDG 5: More Health Workers Needed to Find Solutions for Vulnerable Women

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 21, 2010June 20, 2017By: Maureen Corbett, Vice President of Programs, IntraHealth InternationalClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The MHTF is soliciting reactions from the maternal health community to the newly released UN MMR data. Our hope is that, together, these comments will serve as a springboard for discussion and provide momentum towards MDG5.Last week, the United Nations released the newest estimate of maternal mortality, which shows an important 34% decline in the last two decades. More than 220,000 fewer women died of pregnancy-related causes in 2008 when compared to 1990. These new estimates reinforce the good news reported earlier this year by The Lancet, further confirming that maternal death and disability are not intractable problems.  Progress is possible. However, the new numbers also bring sharp focus to the global inequities, which for too many of the world’s girls and women mean they do not get the high-quality health care they need before, during, and after a pregnancy. This inequity is clear in the fact that the lifetime risk that a 15-year old young woman  in sub-Saharan Africa will eventually die of a pregnancy-related cause (1 in 31) is more than 1000 times that of a young woman in some developed countries (1 in 4,300). These wide disparities between developing and developed regions are unacceptable. If we are serious about achieving Millennium Development Goal 5, a 75% drop in maternal mortality by 2015, we need to more than double our efforts in the next five years.The UN press release accompanying the new report highlighted the four main causes of maternal death—postpartum hemorrhage, infections, hypertensive disorders, and unsafe abortion. Each is preventable, treatable, or both. We know the technical interventions that are needed, including modern contraception, safe abortion, antenatal care, skilled attendance for labor and delivery, and postpartum care. We also know that strong health systems are essential for improving availability, quality, and access to these services. And, essential to the health system is the health workforce. Without increased attention and innovation around solving the problem of the critical shortage of skilled health workers, continued progress in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity will not be possible. The UN report sends a clear message.  Progress in reducing maternal mortality will only be achieved with increased national ownership, strong health systems, and a global commitment to recruiting, training, equipping, deploying and retaining, and supporting more motivated and productive health workers.During a recent trip to India, I learned more about India’s ASHA (accredited social health activist) program. This innovative program recruits female health workers from the communities they serve, and trains them to educate community members and serve as a liaison between the community and the health system. The program offers these women incentives through a “pay for performance” system. Colleagues pointed out, however, that in some of the most marginalized and isolated communities in India there are no ASHA workers because in some villages there are no women who meet the basic selection criteria for being an ASHA, which includes basic literacy. Because of this, these already marginalized communities do not have community health workers to offer even the most basic health care. Continuing to make progress in these communities and the many others that are isolated or marginalized requires us to get creative about how to reach all women with the package of services they need. Doing this starts with a global commitment to value all women’s lives—only then will we be able to galvanize the resources necessary to prevent their deaths.Share this:last_img read more

10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock: Poor start handed Spurs win

first_imgCardiff boss Warnock: Poor start handed Spurs winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock admits they were never in the game for defeat to Tottenham.Cardiff lost 3-0 at home via goals to Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min.Warnock said: “When we start off like that we shoot ourselves in the foot. All the planning goes out of the window. The goals were disappointing but they were too good for us in the first half. But that’s life and you move on.”I was pleased we hung in there because it’s easy to throw the towel in when you’re 3-0 down to a team like this. Four points in three games over a difficult period is good really.”We have had a great season so far. Players were told what they were doing and two or three let me down a little in that respect defensively today. We were playing for pride in the end.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Booth sensitivity EC approves report ruling out BJPs demand

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has primarily approved the report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Bengal stating that less than 30 percent of the total booths in the state are ‘sensitive’, thereby ruling out the demand of BJP that all 78,000 booths in the state should be declared so.As per reports of the CEO’s office, 18,461 booths in the state have been identified as vulnerable, which is around 25 percent of the total number of booths. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to sources in the EC, South 24-Parganas, with 2,357 vulnerable pockets, is the most sensitive district in the state. Eight other districts including North 24 Parganas, Murshidabad, Malda, East Midnapore, North Dinajpur, Birbhum, West Burdwan and Kolkata are also under the scanner of the Election Commission. “This will be reviewed and the final deployment of Central Forces will be made on the basis of vulnerability,” said a senior official in the CEO’s office. Moreover, the Election Commission’s preliminary report to the expenditure observers has also revealed that there are no ‘expenditure sensitive’ constituencies in Bengal. The report assumes significance as the EC has identified more than 110 Lok Sabha constituencies across the country as “expenditure sensitive” or prone to influence through money in the Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to the report, all parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu and over half of the seats in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka and Telangana have been identified as “expenditure sensitive”. 116 of 175 Assembly constituencies and 16 of 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh are expenditure sensitive. A number of Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, Bihar, Karnataka and two LS seats in Jharkhand are under EC watch. A good number of constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana will also be closely monitored by the Election Commission. Sources in the CEO’s office stated that Bengal doesn’t have a history of exorbitant expenses in the election. In the last two major elections- the Lok Sabha election in 2014 and the Assembly polls in 2016, there was hardly any major seizure after the MCC (Model Code of Conduct) came into force. In the 2016 Assembly elections, the seizure was a little over Rs 7 crore, of which Rs 4 crore was released after verification. In Kolkata, the seizure was around Rs 5 lakh but the entire money was returned after verification. “There was a seizure of Rs 3 crore in absolute terms, which is very low considering the vastness of Bengal. The expense per constituency was also within limit and over 90 percent candidates submitted their return after the election. There was no case of bribery or illegal money transaction and so the state has been designated as non-expenditure sensitive,” the source maintained. It may be mentioned that expenditure sensitivity is determined by the past history of a constituency. The Commissioner of Police or the Superintendent of the district identifies a constituency as ‘expenditure sensitive’, meaning that it is prone to high expenditure and corrupt practices. The local administration, in consultation with the expenditure observer, also looks into the literacy, economic development or the number of complaints during the last election. On the basis of the report, the commission makes special arrangement for these constituencies.last_img read more

Shohei Ohtanis Value Has No Precedent

The derby for Japanese baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani has nearly reached its long-awaited conclusion, after the pitching-and-hitting phenom narrowed his list of preferred teams down to seven. (Notably, the list doesn’t include either the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox — Ohtani is reportedly leaning toward smaller-market and/or West Coast clubs.) If MLB’s best two-way player since Babe Ruth1Or at least Wes Ferrell. is on his way, we’ll know soon which uniform he’ll wear while revolutionizing the game.On the field, scouts are sold on Ohtani’s potential (if not his durability) as a top pitcher, as well as his speed and raw power as a hitter. And the statistical projections think he’ll be very good no matter what position he plays. According to the ZiPS system, developed by ESPN’s Dan Szymborski, both Ohtani’s ERA and his on-base-plus-slugging projections figure to be about 20 percent better than league average2Relative to park and league. over his next five seasons in the big leagues. For context’s sake, only 58 hitters and 79 pitchers met either of those qualifications over the preceding five seasons. Ohtani has the potential to hit both benchmarks.Of course, there’s also a lot of uncertainty around Ohtani’s projection to the American game, as is always the case with players whose backgrounds are in the different flavor of baseball being played in Japan. To get a sense for which other players from Japan had numbers similar to Ohtani’s, I looked at Clay Davenport’s translated Japanese-league statistics for native-born players with at least 700 MLB plate appearances or 200 innings pitched. (Specifically, I used the peak-adjusted version of Davenport’s stats, which accounts for a player’s age and tries to peg how good he’ll be in his prime.)3Davenport’s 2017 numbers are not updated yet for Ohtani, but I estimated the adjustment using Davenport’s 2016 data and Ohtani’s statistics at Baseball-Reference.com. I then ran Bill James’s Similarity Scores for each set of statistics — after converting them all to a per-season format — to give us the pitchers and hitters whose body of work most resembled Ohtani’s before arriving in America. Kenta Maeda3.804.1131202254.415.12.50.8856 Hideki Matsui.82217.1.28732420651065.843967 K. Kawakami4.321.8131202224.415.42.41.0859 NAMEERAWARWLSVIPERASO/9BB/9HR/9SIMILARITY Peak-adjusted statistics take into account a player’s age and project his numbers to a player’s prime seasons. The per-season adjustment converts all numbers to 600 plate appearances.Sources: ClayDavenport.com, Baseball-Reference.com Kazuhiro Sasaki3.143.96535963.879.33.51.2884 As for Ohtani’s batting stats, only two hitters — fellow outfielders Hideki Matsui and Kosuke Fukudome — stand out as being highly similar to their younger counterpart, and they also represent two potentially divergent paths for Ohtani’s performance at the plate. After a 10-year MLB career spent mostly with the Yankees, Matsui ended up being the greatest Japanese power hitter ever to play in the U.S. (and the second-best position player, behind future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki). Ohtani’s power stats in Japan were every bit as impressive as Matsui’s were before he arrived stateside; in terms of translated stats, the former has the latter beat on home runs and doubles per 600 plate appearances, in addition to slugging percentage and OPS. But it’s important to note that Fukudome’s numbers weren’t too far behind, and his MLB career is largely viewed as a disappointment.It’s also worth pointing out that few hitters who profile as powerfully as Ohtani have even tried to make the leap from Japan to the major leagues. Japanese position players have more frequently been cast from a similar mold as Ichiro, whose game was based around speed and hitting for average, not blasting monster home runs. (At least, not outside of batting practice.) So on the batting side, Ohtani will be exploring territory still somewhat uncharted by past Japanese prospects — a matter made even more complicated by scouts’ assessments that his swing needs shortening and concerns that he won’t be able to make the proper adjustments unless he gets a lot of reps against MLB-caliber pitching.But even if he ends up being more like a mashup of Matsuzaka and Fukudome than Darvish and Matsui, Ohtani would still have plenty of value because of the unique dual role he could fill. A league-average pitcher in 150 innings plus an average hitter with 100 plate appearances would be worth 1.8 wins above replacement (1.5 with his arm and 0.3 with his bat).4Ohtani might get around 55 plate appearances in the course of throwing 150 innings as a starting pitcher, so this assumes he’d also get a few extra PAs a week as a fielder or pinch-hitter. Those stats alone would fetch nearly $20 million on the free agent market — and that’s without even considering the ways in which Ohtani might “break” the very framework of WAR itself.Systems like WAR are designed to judge the value of pitchers’ batting relative to other pitchers, so the total offensive WAR for pitchers in a given season adds up to about zero. (Because pitchers tend to be horrible hitters, this essentially means the per-inning position adjustment for pitchers is astronomical compared even with that of catchers, the nonpitching position that gets the biggest positional boost.) If he spends a decent chunk of time in the field and/or proves to be a solid hitter, Ohtani could force the curators of WAR at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs to do some mathematical gymnastics, weighting his position adjustment and offensive production for the plate appearances he gets at pitcher and in the field. Or maybe they’ll just calculate two separate versions of batting WAR for Ohtani — one that treats him like a pitcher and another that considers him a position player. Either way, WAR wasn’t designed with a player like Ohtani in mind.There’s also the added benefit of Ohtani’s bat off the bench as a pinch-hitter or a designated hitter on days he isn’t starting, which would give his team extra roster flexibility. This was previously discussed when considering the ways in which FiveThirtyEight favorite Ben Zobrist frees up roster space by playing a bunch of different positions; when studying the matter, Baseball Prospectus’s Russell Carleton found that Zobrist’s versatility probably earned his then-team, the Tampa Bay Rays, a couple of extra runs per year. The value of converting a pitcher’s roster spot into a functional hitter/position-player on some of his off-days is probably even greater, and it might play into the decision of which league Ohtani ultimately ends up joining.In the American League, Ohtani would presumably play DH to save the wear and tear on his body in between starts, though the intrinsic value of a DH is the lowest of any position (therefore raising the bar for his hitting production), and he wouldn’t get in any extra trips to the plate on days he was pitching. In the National League, Ohtani could hit for himself during starts, make better use of his above-average fielding skills on off-days and need less impressive hitting stats to produce value. (Plus, if he ever came out of the bullpen, he could even be the rare reliever who stays in the game when his lineup slot comes up.) For those reasons, it does seem like the NL would offer more opportunities for Ohtani’s unique repertoire of skills to add value.But that’s all speculation at this point. The truth is, the MLB hasn’t seen a two-way player like this since the days of Wes Ferrell and Red Ruffing, each of whom played most of their careers before World War II. Baseball has gotten so specialized that it’s been assumed that no pitcher — not even the Carlos Zambranos, Mike Hamptons or Madison Bumgarners of the world — would ever be a viable regular hitter again. But Ohtani could prove all that wrong if his translated numbers, well, translate. No matter where he ends up signing, it’s going to be ridiculously entertaining to watch it all play out. So Taguchi.7172.6.2572554388910.650858 Koji Uehara2.6613.1131132174.065.91.61.2893 Kenji Johjima.7216.1.2802931439668.750736 Yu Darvish3.4219.2171102503.726.72.90.6949 H. Iwakuma3.4214.2131302324.345.02.40.8865 Masato Yoshii4.626.299111654.524.62.80.9841 Kosuke Fukudome.7544.3.2853410117611810.830947 Who will Shohei Ohtani pitch like?Translated, peak-adjusted per-season Central and Pacific League statistics for Japanese-born pitchers with at least 200 MLB innings pitched Takashi Saito2.349.5101161894.695.92.81.2827 Kazuhisa Ishii4.440.8101101944.817.74.51.1809 Tsuyoshi Shinjo.6683.3.23724711371139.651850 Kazuo Matsui.7015.4.28826108409133.754843 Hideki Okajima3.094.7554914.817.24.41.1780 Akinori Iwamura.7204.8.273248125912610.764831 S. Hasegawa3.707.9111402255.253.92.91.1789 Shohei Ohtani——18902183.348.13.00.61000 Hiroki Kuroda3.4522.1121302224.834.82.81.1821 Ohtani’s pitching numbers bore a strong resemblance to those of Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka, two of the most highly touted — and successful — Japanese imports of the past decade. Of course, they might also represent the best case scenarios for how Ohtani’s career will play out on the mound; for example, Daisuke Matsuzaka’s track record was only slightly more dissimilar, and he ended up being pretty average over his time in MLB. And the matter of Ohtani’s durability can’t be dismissed — these numbers are projected to a full season of work, but Ohtani never pitched more than 160⅔ innings in a season in Japan, and he was limited to 25⅓ innings in 2017 because of various injuries. However, my old colleague Ben Lindbergh has shown that Japanese pitchers tend to age better (and hold onto more of their value) than comparable MLB pitchers, reputation be damned. And in general, the pitchers on the list above that graded as more similar to Ohtani ended up having the better major-league careers. Statistically speaking, there’s little to quibble with in Ohtani’s pitching résumé. Who will Shohei Ohtani hit like?Translated, peak-adjusted per-season Central and Pacific League statistics for Japanese-born hitters with at least 700 MLB plate appearances NAMEOPSWARAVG2B3BHRBBSOSBOPSSIMILARITY Shohei Ohtani——.29542423561326.8781000 Masahiro Tanaka3.5612.7171112563.726.32.20.7948 MLB CAREERTRANSLATED JAPANESE STATS Hideo Nomo4.2423.9161402644.318.44.60.9872 Hideki Irabu5.153.4111122024.337.33.90.8859 Norichika Aoki.7389.9.2972175616621.765917 M. Kawasaki.6091.7.27416112417129.676788 D. Matsuzaka4.459.0161202433.917.12.90.8919 Tomo Ohka4.2611.04701095.764.35.60.9773 MLB CAREERTRANSLATED JAPANESE STATS Ichiro Suzuki.75958.9.33227710515027.856921 H. Takahashi3.991.3101121964.875.33.21.2807 Akinori Otsuka2.446.06327793.079.72.90.8928 Tadahito Iguchi.7396.5.251226124712225.688788 Peak-adjusted statistics take into account a player’s age and project his numbers to a player’s prime seasons. The per-season adjustment converts all numbers to 68 games + starts.Sources: ClayDavenport.com, Baseball-Reference.com read more