CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Articles Tagged Rotation 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

06-16

comment icon

2

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12
by
Mark Barry

06-09

comment icon

10

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
by
Mark Barry

06-02

comment icon

0

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10
by
Mark Barry

05-26

comment icon

2

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 9
by
Mark Barry

05-12

comment icon

4

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 7
by
Mark Barry

04-28

comment icon

13

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 5
by
Mark Barry

03-18

comment icon

14

Baseball Therapy: You Gotta Keep 'Em Separated
by
Russell A. Carleton

02-15

comment icon

10

Pitcher Profile: Milwaukee's Rotation Brew
by
Harry Pavlidis

12-21

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 107: Edwin Jackson, the Cubs, and Qualifying Offers
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-29

comment icon

29

Overthinking It: What Stephen Strasburg's Season Could Have Looked Like
by
Ben Lindbergh

08-01

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 11: Train Crossing
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-26

comment icon

2

Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 7/26/12
by
Paul Sporer

04-21

comment icon

3

Overthinking It: Washington's Gas Policy
by
Ben Lindbergh

02-29

comment icon

12

Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

02-22

comment icon

28

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Derek Carty and Michael Jong

02-20

comment icon

19

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview
by
R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

01-24

comment icon

9

Prospectus Hit and Run: Winter of Discontent?
by
Jay Jaffe

11-23

comment icon

16

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Bear a Starter's Fruit: The Three Acts of Feliz
by
Jason Parks

10-10

comment icon

6

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Arizona Diamondbacks
by
Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-09

comment icon

4

Prospectus Hit and Run: NL Post-Season Rotation Ramble
by
Jay Jaffe

07-14

comment icon

20

Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2
by
R.J. Anderson

07-05

comment icon

4

Painting the Black: Six-Man Mania
by
R.J. Anderson

03-28

comment icon

18

Prospectus Hit List: AL Pre-Season Hit List
by
Tommy Bennett

03-28

comment icon

21

Prospectus Hit List: NL Pre-Season Hit List
by
Jay Jaffe

03-15

comment icon

7

Overthinking It: Small Samplings of Spring, AL Edition
by
Ben Lindbergh

01-18

comment icon

7

Transaction Analysis: Trading Gorzo the Magnificent
by
Christina Kahrl

01-17

comment icon

10

Transaction Analysis: Royal Re-Gearing
by
Christina Kahrl

01-13

comment icon

21

Checking the Numbers: The Questionable Pursuit of Garza
by
Eric Seidman

12-31

comment icon

0

On the Beat: A Bird of a New Feather
by
John Perrotto

12-15

comment icon

35

Checking the Numbers: Ranking R2C2
by
Eric Seidman

11-24

comment icon

32

GM for a Day: New York Yankees
by
Jay Jaffe

10-06

comment icon

46

Prospectus Hit List: The Finale
by
Jay Jaffe

08-27

comment icon

16

On the Beat: Building Something Special
by
John Perrotto

08-12

comment icon

4

Transaction Action: NL Central Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

07-30

comment icon

4

Fantasy Beat: Rotation Promotions
by
Bill Baer

07-21

comment icon

38

Transaction Action: ALtruisms
by
Christina Kahrl

07-16

comment icon

6

Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jumble
by
Christina Kahrl

07-12

comment icon

6

Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
by
Christina Kahrl

07-02

comment icon

7

Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
by
Christina Kahrl

06-28

comment icon

5

Transaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?
by
Christina Kahrl

06-11

comment icon

6

Transaction Action: Weekend Omnibus
by
Christina Kahrl

05-19

comment icon

20

Under The Knife: Wednesday Update
by
Will Carroll

05-06

comment icon

0

Prospectus Q&A: Dr. John Bagonzi
by
David Laurila

05-02

comment icon

6

Transaction Action: NL Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

04-04

comment icon

5

Transaction Action: Turn of the Screw, NL
by
Christina Kahrl

04-04

comment icon

9

Prospectus Hit List: NL Pre-Season Edition
by
Jay Jaffe

04-01

comment icon

37

BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day Rosters
by
John Perrotto

04-01

comment icon

68

BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day Rosters
by
John Perrotto

03-31

comment icon

3

Transaction Action: Turn of the Screw, AL
by
Christina Kahrl

03-30

comment icon

30

Expanded Horizons: AL Central Battle Royale
by
Tommy Bennett

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

April 21, 2012 9:23 am

Overthinking It: Washington's Gas Policy

3

Ben Lindbergh

The Nationals rotation throws harder than any staff in baseball has over the past few seasons, and that just might win them the NL East.

The Washington Nationals haven’t hit very well this season: their .252 TAv ranks ninth in the National League. They haven’t run very well, either: they rank third from last in the big leagues in Baserunning Runs (-2.2). Nonetheless, the Nats have an 11-4 record, good for first place in the National League East and the third-best record in baseball, behind only the 11-2 Rangers and the 11-3 Dodgers. In a tight division like the NL East, a quick start can improve a team’s playoff odds significantly. The Nats’ chances of making the playoffs have risen from 7.9 percent before their first game to 19.2 percent today.

How have the Nats succeeded, if not by outslugging their opponents or regularly taking the extra base? The source of the team’s success has been defense and pitching—starting pitching, in particular. Before Edwin Jackson allowed five runs in five innings against the Astros on Thursday night, no Nats starter had allowed more than four runs in an outing. Through the team’s first 13 games, the starting rotation produced nine quality starts with a 1.65 ERA and a 2.20 RA, by far the best marks in baseball.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

February 29, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL West 2012 Preseason Preview

12

Jason Parks and Jason Wojciechowski

The two Jasons dissect the pressing questions facing the Rangers, Angels, A's, and Mariners this season.

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 89-73
Team WARP: 45.7
Runs Scored: 719
Runs Allowed: 648​
Team FRAA: 37.6






The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

February 22, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview

28

Derek Carty and Michael Jong

Roundtable discussion of the pressing questions facing the NL East teams as we approach the start of the season

1) After a disappointing sophomore campaign, what can we expect of Jason Heyward going forward?
MJ:
Jason Heyward had an injury-riddled sophomore season in Atlanta, but there is a lot to like about his chances at a rebound campaign in 2012. His offensive line was deflated by a .260 BABIP, but his peripherals were once again stellar. His 11.6 percent walk rate represented a regression from 2010 but cannot be considered poor, and his .162 ISO likewise dropped from the previous year but did not experience a precipitous fall.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

February 20, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2012 Preseason Preview

19

R.J. Anderson and Jason Collette

Roundtable discussion of the most pressing issues facing each AL East team entering Spring Training

PECOTA Team Projections
Record: 72-90
Team WARP: 21.0
Team TAv: .264
Runs Scored: 701
Runs Allowed: 798
Team FRAA: -11.4







The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

January 24, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Winter of Discontent?

9

Jay Jaffe

While fans may be fretting in Boston, nobody should be hasty in evaluating the job GM Ben Cherington has done in shoring up the Sox.

The 2012 Red Sox are a work in progress, Ben Cherington's unfinished symphony. When I set out to write this article, it was from the vantage point of looking back at the weekend's head-scratching swap, which sent shortstop Marco Scutaro to the Rockies for sinkerballer Clayton Mortensen. In isolation, it was a dismal return for a player who's been worth 5.5 WARP over the past two seasons, but by dumping Scutaro's salary, the Sox created room to fill other needs. As if on cue, they agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder Cody Ross on Monday night, consigning this article's brilliant original lede* to the dustbin of history and serving as a reminder that very few ballclubs are expected to win games in the dead of January.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

The Rangers' recent signing of Joe Nathan ensures that Neftali Feliz will get a legit shot at the rotation, but will he be able to succeed?

On the evening of October 27, 2011, flame-throwing closer Neftali Feliz was one pitch away from lighting the fuse on an explosive World Series celebration. The Texas franchise had never tasted the sweet substance of the ultimate reward, and after nearly 40 years of play, they were only seconds away from the pinnacle experience offered by the sport. The Rangers were going to be world champions.

We all know what happened to Feliz and the Rangers in Game Six, and we all know what happened in the deciding Game Seven, played the following evening. The Cardinals became world champions, and the Rangers were sent back to the drawing board. As of this writing, the Rangers have put pencil to paper on their first off-season sketch, signing free-agent closer Joe Nathan to a two-year deal (with an option for third year). The signing reinforces the speculation that Texas intends to convert Feliz back into a starter. Cue the Whitesnake and let’s take it from the top.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 10, 2011 10:18 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Arizona Diamondbacks

6

Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

The future suddenly looks a lot brighter in the desert

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski, and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

September 9, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: NL Post-Season Rotation Ramble

4

Jay Jaffe

While there is a confusing starting rotation picture for the AL playoff contenders, the NL is much clearer.

With the matter of the playoff participants in both leagues largely settled, on Wednesday I examined the unsettled nature of the playoff rotations of the likely AL representatives. As I showed, each has a considerable amount of unfinished business with regards to identifying their front four, with injuries and matchup issues both playing a part, and there's relatively little separation between the four, at least according to a quick and dirty measure I nabbed from Nate Silver's back pages. By comparison, the NL teams have much less uncertainty as to who will be taking the ball, and much more certainty about whom the fairest of them all is, at least when it comes to post-season rotations.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Concluding the two-part series by reviewing the best and worst first-half pitchers for each team.

To recap my methodology, here is what I wrote in the positional players’ piece earlier this week:

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

July 5, 2011 9:00 am

Painting the Black: Six-Man Mania

4

R.J. Anderson

Does a recent rash of experimentation with six-man rotations make sense, and is it likely to be emulated in future seasons?

People love to label phases and eras, so few periods in baseball have gone without names. The 2010 season will be known as the Year of the Pitcher, if last year’s coverage is any indication, just as the Dead-Ball Era lives on nearly a century later. If the first half of the 2011 season comes away with a nickname, history will have to choose between three compelling options: the Year of the Pitcher II, the Summer of Geriatric Managers, and the Invasion of the Six-Man Rotations. Sequels suck and demographics matter, leaving the latter as the most logical choice. The Yankees have thought about going to a six-man rotation, and the Athletics will use one—at least for a week—and when the rich and smart kids are thinking about making a particular move, then it’s time to talk about it.  

The most effective means of using starting pitchers has always been a hot topic in the sabermetric community, and it’s inextricably tied to workloads, which in turn inevitably leads back to a discussion of optimal rotation size. In Baseball Between The Numbers, Prospectus alum Keith Woolner wrote about the advantages in going to a four-man rotation—citing, among other reasons, fewer starts going to poor fifth starters and an extra roster spot (Rany Jazayerli hit on similar points during his series in 2002). Another sabermetric publication, The Book (by Tom Tango, Andrew Dolphin, and Mitchel Lichtman), also addressed the topic. Within, the trio suggests that the optimal rest period is five days, while the worst is three days—concluding that four days of rest, the amount currently employed by most teams, is a good compromise.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

A familiar Eastern threesome tops the Junior Circuit rankings.

Read the full article...

Spring training is about to break down, so which NL clubs are on the ups?

Read the full article...

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>