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July 10, 2017

Prospectus Feature: Measuring Pitcher Similarity

by Glenn Healey, Shiyuan Zhao and Dan Brooks

Creating a tool that considers the speed and movement of every pitch, the similarity measure allows the direct comparison of pitchers across various contexts.

April 5, 2017

Prospectus Feature: Estimating Release Point Using Gameday's New Start_Speed

by Dan Brooks and Alan M. Nathan

Summarizing the history of the start_speed parameter, including a cautionary note to new pitch-tracking researchers, and describing a method for estimating release point (extension) by taking advantage of Gameday's parameter switch.

May 15, 2015

BP Unfiltered: Saberseminar Tickets On Sale Now!

by Dan Brooks

The annual event is a stathead's dream.

February 5, 2015

Moving Beyond WOWY: A Mixed Approach To Measuring Catcher Framing

by Jonathan Judge, Harry Pavlidis and Dan Brooks

We move ever closer to a catcher-framing metric that captures a player's true value.

April 21, 2014

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 432: The Weekend of Unwritten Rules

by Ben Lindbergh and Dan Brooks

Ben and Dan discuss the weekend's news and transactions, including a trio of unwritten rules violations.

April 8, 2014

BP Unfiltered: Mark Appel: A PITCHf/x First Look

by Dan Brooks

2013 first overall pick Mark Appel made an exhibition start in Houston, and PITCHf/x was watching.

March 3, 2014

Framing and Blocking Pitches: A Regressed, Probabilistic Model: A New Method for Measuring Catcher Defense

by Harry Pavlidis and Dan Brooks

The best blockers and receivers, revealed.

January 29, 2014

Premium Article Throw the Flag: Challenges and the Replay Review System

by Dan Brooks and Russell A. Carleton

Could the manager challenge system sink expanded instant replay?

January 16, 2014

BP Unfiltered: RISPy Business

by Dan Brooks

With the Pitch Usage tool on BrooksBaseball, you can see how certain pitchers vary their offerings depending on the situation.

September 23, 2013

Pebble Hunting: Pedro Hernandez and the Rashomon Project

by Sam Miller, R.J. Anderson, Dan Brooks and Dan Rozenson

Four authors used different methods to watch the same pitcher make the same start. These are their reviews of that pitcher's performance.

October 5, 2012

Advance Scout: The Difficulty of Scouting Yu Darvish

by Dan Brooks

Even if you figure out what Darvish has done, you might not know what he's about to do.

September 27, 2012

Baseball Prospectus News: Announcing the PITCHf/x Matchup Analysis Tool

by Dan Brooks

A new way to visualize and analyze every batter-pitcher matchup from the PITCHf/x era.

September 14, 2012

Baseball Prospectus News: Introducing Pitch Sequence Visualizations

by Daniel Mack and Dan Brooks

Want to know not just what pitches a pitcher throws, but where, when, and in what order he throws them? Now you can.

August 30, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Is Stephen Strasburg Wearing Down?

by Dan Brooks

Was Stephen Strasburg's velocity loss during his last start atypical? And if so, should we be worried?

August 17, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Clay Buchholz Does the Splits

by Dan Brooks

Clay Buchholz is known for throwing a nasty changeup, but he's added a new off-speed pitch to his arsenal in 2012.

August 14, 2012

PITCHf/x Profile: Dissecting the Decline of Josh Beckett

by Dan Brooks

Josh Beckett isn't the ace he was in 2007, but what about him has changed over the past five seasons?

August 10, 2012

BP Unfiltered: A PITCHf/x Companion Piece on Jered Weaver

by Dan Brooks

Jered Weaver has turned himself into a lefty-killer. Dan looks at how he has changed his approach.

August 9, 2012

BP Unfiltered: Yu Darvish with Two Strikes

by Dan Brooks

Yu Darvish is taking a different approach with two strikes than he did toward the start of the season.

August 8, 2012

PITCHf/x Mailbag: Swing Tendencies on 3-0 Counts

by Dan Brooks and Harry Pavlidis

In the inaugural PITCHf/x mailbag, Harry and Dan examine how batters and pitchers behave on 3-0 counts.

July 23, 2012

BP Announcements: Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball

by Dan Brooks

Saberseminar just over a week away!

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