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June 26, 2013

Overthinking It: The Rays' Changeup Revolution

by Ben Lindbergh

There are certain rules about changeup usage. The Rays, unsurprisingly, aren't beholden to those rules.

BP Unfiltered: Never Mind What I Wrote About the Royals

by Ben Lindbergh

Ned Yost, Alcides Escobar, and the Royals retrace their steps.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 232: Will Park Effects Go More Mainstream?/Yasiel Puig and Hitting .400/Evaluating Player Development/Loaning Players

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about park effects, player development, hitting .400, and more.

June 25, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 231: Revisiting Several Things We've Said

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam revisit some predictions and discussions from prior episodes to see how their thoughts have changed.

June 24, 2013

Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/23

by Ben Lindbergh

The best and worst receivers of the week and season.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 230: Deceptive Strikeout-to-Walk Ratios/Picking the Perfect Run Environment

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about pitchers who are struggling despite lofty strikeout-to-walk ratios, then pick the perfect run environment.

June 21, 2013

Premium Article BP Unfiltered: The Longest Plate Appearance of the Week, 6/21

by Ben Lindbergh

A 14-pitch battle between two players whose identities are revealed within.

Overthinking It: To Sleep, Perchance to Swing

by Ben Lindbergh

A recent study suggests that players' plate discipline erodes throughout the season due to fatigue. Here's why you should be skeptical.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 229: Derek Jeter, Yasiel Puig, and the All-Star Game/The Royals and Blaming the Ballpark

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about a pair of All-Star candidates, then discuss Royals GM Dayton Moore's comments about Kauffman Stadium suppressing walks.

June 20, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 228: Matt Harvey and Clubhouse Hazing/Albert Pujols at Present/Underrated Slash Line Stars

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Matt Harvey's response to hazing, Albert Pujols' recent resurgence, and players we're underrating because of the run environment.

June 19, 2013

BP Unfiltered: Zack Wheeler and First-Start Jitters

by Ben Lindbergh

Do rookie starters struggle to find the strike zone in their first career starts?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 227: Julio Urias and Young Pitchers/Prospects Switching Positions/Jose Iglesias and High BABIPs/Goodbye Base Coaches

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about young pitchers, prospects switching positions, Jose Iglesias' high BABIP, and base coaches.

June 18, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Most Surprising Team Performances So Far

by Ben Lindbergh

The teams that have outhit and outpitched their projections, or fallen the farthest short.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 226: Predictions About Zack Wheeler/The Story of Signing Puig

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss their expectations for Zack Wheeler and other young pitchers, then talk about the true story behind the Dodgers signing Yasiel Puig.

June 17, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 225: Missing Out on Mariano Rivera/Scouting Scouts

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss what Mariano Rivera's retirement might cost us, then talk about whether it's possible to evaluate scouts statistically.

June 15, 2013

Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/15

by Ben Lindbergh

The best and worst receivers of the week and season.

June 14, 2013

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Longest Plate Appearance of the Week, 6/14

by Ben Lindbergh

And of the season, so far.

BP Unfiltered: Gonzalez Germen and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Inning

by Ben Lindbergh

The history of allowing four home runs in an inning.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 224: The Evolution of On-Field Celebrations/The Home Run Derby Draft

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the evolution and future of on-field celebrations, then pick the players they'd most want to appear in the Home Run Derby.

June 13, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 223: Should College Pitchers Shut it Down After Being Drafted?/The Red Sox and Advance Scouting

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether college pitchers should stop pitching for their college teams after being drafted, then talk about the Red Sox and advance scouting.

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