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September 5, 2016 11:48 pm
The best players we thought were irrelevant.
This monthly award is named in honor of
who, in 2011: Ryan Vogelsong Read the full article...
I’m a Retrosheet volunteer. If you don’t know it, Retrosheet—the website is
retrosheet.org—is a fantastic site. It’s an online source of box scores and play-by-play data, and its archive is growing. And it’s 100 percent free to baseball researchers. It’s so prominent in research circles that when you use the Play Index at Baseball-Reference, one of the default timeframe choices is “Retrosheet (1913-2016).” It’s a source for some of the statistics here at BP and has launched a constellation of R scripts. (If you want to get involved with Retrosheet, hit the email icon at the top of this and I’ll send you information.) Read the full article...
Jacob Webb is a minor-league reliever on an insane run, which might get insanier still. I once saw a baseball stay live for 21 seconds. Can you do better?
Last year, baseball gave us one of the weirdest triple plays ever, a 3-6-2 job that involved much confusion, fits and starts, and a promising rally torched. But what most interested me about this play
Read the full article... Recognizing the previously unrecognized (and unrecognizable).
This monthly award is named in honor of
who, in 2011: Ryan Vogelsong Read the full article... A roundup of the 20-plus TAs at BP this week.
For your slight convenience, here are links to the 20-plus TAs we've done this week.
Read the full article... More inner-workings of DRA 2016.
A few weeks ago, BP author
Rob Mains inquired about what he saw as a possible bias in Deserved Run Average ( ) values in favor of fly-ball pitchers, and against groundball pitchers. Specifically, he observed that ground-ball pitchers were doing worse in DRA, on average, than they were in Runs Allowed per 9 innings (RA9). DRA Read the full article... When it comes to the standings on the first day of the second half, what you see is *mostly* what you get.
Last year, the Cardinals had the best record in baseball, 100-62. The Pirates were second best, 98-64. This year, at the All-Star break, the teams find themselves looking up—looking pretty far up, in fact; 7.0 games for St. Louis and 7.5 for Pittsburgh—at the Cubs. Worse, they’re currently fourth and fifth, respectively, in the race for the two National League Wild Card slots, 1.0 and 1.5 games, respectively, behind the Mets and Marlins for the last spot. It’s leading fans of the two teams to ask,
Are the Cubs really this good? and Are we really this bad? Cubs fans, by contrast, are looking at a team that was a ridiculous 39-15 record after play on June 10 but 14-20—third worst in the National League, tied for seventh worst in the majors—ever since.  Read the full article... Recognizing the best players who were non-going concerns during our last book-editing season.
This monthly award is named in honor of
who, in 2011: Ryan Vogelsong Read the full article... What to do when the batter fails and the team succeeds?
Two years ago, I wrote one of my very favorite submissions to this website:
How To Celebrate A Walkoff Error, in which I closely examined where the teammates on the bench chose to mob up after a batter in a huge spot did something bad (hit a routine out) only to end up accomplishing something great (runner scores walkoff run on botched defensive play). The tendency to congratulate the hitter, instead of the runner, baffled me, but ultimately I concluded that this was akin to the principle of felony murder. Read the full article... Translating the unrecognizable French abbreviations for baseball stats.
Was checking up on an old friend who is playing in the Can-Am League this season and ran into a little bit of trouble: French names for baseball statistics are apparently different enough that the abbreviations are unrecognizable! These are the team starts for the Quebec Capitales; let's see if we can sort this out.
MENEURS AU BÂTON
Read the full article... Clayton Kershaw has walked seven batters this year, which might be too many.
just walked his seventh batter of the season: Clayton Kershaw Read the full article...