Is it conceivable that the Diamondbacks’ philosophy of retaliation through violence could actually decrease HBPs?
Revisiting historical HBP rates in the wake of Alex Avila’s plunking by Jered Weaver’s hand.
Is the quality of play in baseball better than it’s ever been?
Reaching a statistical landmark, and changing gears in the pursuit of applied research.
A new season brings a new batch of PITCHf/x data from which to learn.
A continuing stroll through the defensive data of yesteryear with SFR, covering 1957-83.
Unleashing Simple Fielding Runs on an eleven-year span, from 1988 to 1998.
It’s a topic grab bag with looks at bunting, preventing free bases, and more.
A trip to Arizona produces some news and notes from four spring training camps.
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.
In answering the decade-old question about Derek Jeter’s defensive value, what would one of science’s great philosophers have to say?
Rating the outfielders in the minors, plus seeing how well the system evaluates some scouting touts.
Putting the finishing touches on the better (fielding) mousetrap.
Tweaking a simple projection system, and addressing whether or not the AL Central is really the game’s toughest division.
With a nod to the wisdom of crowds, Dan revisits Simple Fielding Runs and outfield defense.