Creating a tool that considers the speed and movement of every pitch, the similarity measure allows the direct comparison of pitchers across various contexts.
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.
The annual event is a stathead’s dream.
We move ever closer to a catcher-framing metric that captures a player’s true value.
Ben and Dan discuss the weekend’s news and transactions, including a trio of unwritten rules violations.
2013 first overall pick Mark Appel made an exhibition start in Houston, and PITCHf/x was watching.
The best blockers and receivers, revealed.
Could the manager challenge system sink expanded instant replay?
With the Pitch Usage tool on BrooksBaseball, you can see how certain pitchers vary their offerings depending on the situation.
Four authors used different methods to watch the same pitcher make the same start. These are their reviews of that pitcher’s performance.
Even if you figure out what Darvish has done, you might not know what he’s about to do.
A new way to visualize and analyze every batter-pitcher matchup from the PITCHf/x era.
Want to know not just what pitches a pitcher throws, but where, when, and in what order he throws them? Now you can.
Was Stephen Strasburg’s velocity loss during his last start atypical? And if so, should we be worried?
Clay Buchholz is known for throwing a nasty changeup, but he’s added a new off-speed pitch to his arsenal in 2012.
Josh Beckett isn’t the ace he was in 2007, but what about him has changed over the past five seasons?