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April 17, 2008

Schrodinger's Bat: Opus 100

by Dan Fox

Reaching a statistical landmark, and changing gears in the pursuit of applied research.

April 10, 2008

Schrodinger's Bat: Defense and Pitch Classification

by Dan Fox

A new season brings a new batch of PITCHf/x data from which to learn.

April 3, 2008

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR, the Sequel

by Dan Fox

A continuing stroll through the defensive data of yesteryear with SFR, covering 1957-83.

March 27, 2008

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR

by Dan Fox

Unleashing Simple Fielding Runs on an eleven-year span, from 1988 to 1998.

March 20, 2008

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Clearing the Decks

by Dan Fox

It's a topic grab bag with looks at bunting, preventing free bases, and more.

March 13, 2008

Schrodinger's Bat: Spring Fling

by Dan Fox

A trip to Arizona produces some news and notes from four spring training camps.

March 6, 2008

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Hitters v. Clemens

by Dan Fox

Whlie Roger Clemens is in the news about his alleged off-field antics, Dan talks to Jonathan Mayo, author of a new book about Clemens' on-field success.

February 25, 2008

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: What Would Bacon Do?

by Dan Fox

In answering the decade-old question about Derek Jeter's defensive value, what would one of science's great philosophers have to say?

February 21, 2008

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Flashing Leather Down on the Farm

by Dan Fox

Rating the outfielders in the minors, plus seeing how well the system evaluates some scouting touts.

February 14, 2008

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Wrapping it Up

by Dan Fox

Putting the finishing touches on the better (fielding) mousetrap.

February 7, 2008

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: The Toughest of Them All?

by Dan Fox

Tweaking a simple projection system, and addressing whether or not the AL Central is really the game's toughest division.

January 31, 2008

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Back to the Drawing Board

by Dan Fox

With a nod to the wisdom of crowds, Dan revisits Simple Fielding Runs and outfield defense.

January 24, 2008

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Simple Fielding Runs Version 1.0

by Dan Fox

With a few minor tweaks, Simple Fielding Runs version 1.0 is ready for release.

January 17, 2008

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: For the Sake of Completeness

by Dan Fox

Sorting and separating the best and worst baserunners from the rest.

January 10, 2008

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Getting Shifty

by Dan Fox

Repositioning the infield and its effects on history, defense, and batting.

December 20, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: The Issue of the Day, and Ranging into the Outfield

by Dan Fox

Before moving on to assessing outfielders through SFR, some thoughts on the import of Senator Mitchell's findings.

December 13, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Inching Along

by Dan Fox

Fueled by reader feedback, Dan makes some adjustments to his new defensive metric.

December 6, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Defense and Alphabet Soup

by Dan Fox

RF, FR, FRAA, FRAR, UZR, ZR, PMR, DRA, SAFE, and, for the first time, Dan introduces SFR.

November 29, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Always Increasing

by Dan Fox

It's the season of giving, and Dan's got something every stathead wants in his or her stocking--BIPChart 2.5

November 15, 2007

Schrodinger's Bat: Minor League Baserunning Awards

by Dan Fox

With awards season upon us, Dan looks to the minors to crown this year's best and worst baserunners down on the farm.

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