One day I sat a dozen feet behind Maddux’s catcher as three Braves pitchers, all in a row, did their throwing sessions side-by-side. Lefty Steve Avery made his catcher’s glove explode with noise from his 95-mph fastball. His curve looked like it broke a foot-and-a-half. He was terrifying. Yet I could barely tell the difference…
Player value depends heavily on your assumptions, and particularly on how you decide to measure and compile a player’s supposed contribution.
DRA, examined through the lens of MLB’s surprising ERA leader.
What if you could have a metric that accurately describes what a pitcher did while also reliably forecasting the skills that pitcher would bring to the future?
Where do we go from here?
Kyle Hendricks might be a lot closer to Greg Maddux than he thinks.
Tunneling from Greg Maddux and Barry Zito to Kyle Hendricks and Rich Hill, and everything in between.
Greg Maddux was on to something, whether he knew it or not.
Introducing new tools to evaluate command and control through the lens of strikes.
Have we been underrating the value catchers add via blocking skills?
Will Cy Young voters again be fooled by the Cubs’ defense?
With DRA, solving BABIP–and other reasons to be excited about what we’re measuring.
DRA in depth: Finding a run-expectancy curve that would eliminate the negative DRA.
What you need to know before your sweeping take about a player’s exit velocity.