Another BP meet-up in Chicago is fast approaching.
After two years on the shelf with a shoulder injury, Michael Pineda appears to have recovered his old stuff.
New pitches and pitchers we’ve gotten glimpses of already this season.
The best receiving catchers (and the best receiving teams) of the upcoming season.
Part three in a division-by-division dialogue leading up to Opening Day.
An upcoming event for those in the Chicago area.
The best blockers and receivers, revealed.
A new philosophy, and some new faces, for the stats team at Baseball Prospectus.
Harry draws on a conversation with former big-leaguer Brian Bannister to extend his PITCHf/x research on changeups from earlier in the year.
Did the starters and relievers who worked in the Futures Game and the All-Star Game enjoy velocity bumps? Harry digs into the PITCHf/x data for the answer.
Unraveling the secret of an unusual pitch.
Harry looks at the impact of velocity differentials between fastballs and changeups on whiff rates and ground-ball rates.
Some pitchers’ changeups get better results than others. Can we identify the factors that matter?
This week’s edition features our first look at a diverse batch of pitchers, plus an update on the hardest fastballs and the sharpest curves thrown this year.
Harry examines the stuff used by four first-year starters, including Jose Fernandez.