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.
Separating the useful spin from the rest.
The distance a fly ball travels depends to a large degree on which lot of baseballs it came from.
Quantifying the degree of difficulty of Yoenis Cespedes’ incredible outfield assist.
Putting the radar technology used by MLB teams to the test.
An expert on the physics of baseball tackles a common question.
Does speed off the bat determine how far a fly ball goes?
To what extent can changes in scoring be traced to temperature?
Finding out whether knuckleballs actually flutter, with the help of our friendly neighborhood physicist.
Our latest guest contributor returns from the lab with exciting findings about home runs.