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On batting orders, batted-ball data, boosting pre-season projections and other, non-alliterative topics.
Hello, friends. I hope you're enjoying the first full week of games! Isn't it great to have all our suspicions and predictions from the offseason completely confirmed or disproved? (Wait, the season is
long?) how Read the full article...
Let’s say you’re a terrible baseball team. You’re the kind of team that could get swept in the Tigers in its opening series by an aggregate score of 22-1 and not have Baseball Twitter coming within a mile of defending you as small sample size victims.
Read the full article... Felix Hernandez is so young.
This originally ran in August 2012; updated for Felix's birthday. Read the full article... Overanalyzing a father's beautiful book inscription.
Fifteen years ago, in a used book store in Madison, Andrew found a copy of Roger Angell's
Late Innings. There was an inscription in it, addressed to Andy—which, at the time, is the name Andrew went by. He loved that inscription, and a few weeks ago he sent it to us. Let's read that inscription, and then let's talk for a minute: Read the full article... The best predictions contest, really.
This is the seventh year I’ve run this contest, and the third at Baseball Prospectus. (You can find the questions and results from the 2014 contest
here.) I stole the idea from my college differential equations professor, Doug Drinen of Pro-Football-Reference, and heck, I might as well steal his directions, too (translated into baseball-speak): Read the full article... Reviewing all 30 Moneyball strategies.
Throughout Spring Training, we’ve
previewed all 30 major-league teams by profiling one thing they do well. One each, for 30 teams, making 30 strategies battling in the competitive economics of baseball. What one team pursues might leave them absent in another area, allowing other teams to rush that void until the advantage is no more. Ultimately, the goal is to capitalize on positive-expectation opportunities, and the multitude of markets and team-building methods permits every team, plausibly, to hammer their own Moneyball for value. Moneyball Read the full article... On scouting blind spots, double-play avoidance, prospects who whiff, the sorry state of two-out hitting, and more.
Hey guys, how are you all doing? I'm pretty well, thanks. It's raining where I am, but it's also Friday, so that's good! And... oh, right, the MLB season starts on Sunday! Professional baseball, on our televisions and in our local stadiums, in just two days! Anyway, here's your weekly digest of baseball knowledge to help you fill up the ol' brain before the season starts. Knowledge is power, and I come bearing knowledge.
Read the full article... What concussions do to hitters, how handedness effects outfield defense, how Tommy John recovery rates are inflated, and other additions to the stathead literature this week.
Hello, friends, and welcome to a new edition of
Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, a tradition unlike any other. I've been on spring break this week, giving me plenty of time to Snapchat pictures of my cats (find me at "ianmcfrazer") and scour the Internet for enlightening baseball writing, so this week's roundup is more robust than ever before. Enjoy! Read the full article... You monsters have brought this on yourselves.
This week, for Effectively Wild, Ben and I were asked this by listener Steve:
Read the full article... DIBS, the increasing effect of the count, the for the Tommy John season, and more.
Welcome to the first edition of a new feature at Baseball Prospectus:
Everything You Could Have Learned This Week. So much interesting baseball analysis and research comes out each week that it can be difficult to keep track of everything and pick out what's really cool, so who better than a college student working two jobs and taking 15 credit hours to walk you all through it? I've picked out a selection of pieces, ranging from complicated mathematical analyses to broad-based examinations of trends in the game, to get you caught up on the week in the sabermetric community. Read the full article... Pitchers per start as a decent proxy for pitcher quality.
As Effectively Wild listeners know, each email episode includes a statistical query that I do using Baseball-Reference's Play Index tool. Sometimes the results are easier to see than to read, like
this week's, so here's a companion article about the search. The question was: Who, since 2000, has thrown the fewest pitches per start in a season? Read the full article... A love story of one BP author and one career minor leaguer.
In the rare case you might not be familiar with the athlete,
is on the left: Matt Fields Read the full article...