My buddy Marc Normandin has his new column up this week at Baseball Prospectus, and it's on everyone's favorite left fielder. It's definitely worth reading the whole thing (though you have to be a subscriber). If you're not a subscriber, or you're just lazy, here's Marc's conclusion:
Also, Marc gets bonus points for correctly referring to the platoon as Menchkins. I would say it's starting to catch on, but since I've personally berated Marc into using the correct term, I don't suppose this is indicative of anything.
And if you're looking for more to read, or perhaps you're bewildered by Marc's non-stop use of batted-ball data, try John Perrotto's article about the Cardinals starting rotation. While it may be true that "Looper has been a revelation" and Wells is off to a good start, I'm going to give this rotation more than two weeks before I declare Walt Jocketty a genius. I'm still waiting for him to make another acquisition; if he doesn't, I think the Cardinals win total will start with a seven.