Which ballparks give or take back extra bases on balls in play?
There has been a major shift in the team-wide defensive rankings this season from last, but what does this mean?
Looking for patterns in BABIP variance suggests that some battles are best won at home plate.
Adding a new way to evaluate and interpret team-wide defensive performance to the sabermetric arsenal.
Projecting who’s reliably good at getting happy outcomes on balls in play.
Wrapping up the review of home-field advantages to see if there’s anything extra we might be missing.
Is there a surprise to be found in terms of the in-series pattern of home-field advantage?
Drilling down even more deeply into the subject to find out where, why, and how.
Are any particular teams deriving an outsized home-field advantage?
An initial look at the extent of the home-field advantage in terms of its incidence on in-game results.
Have some of us been overlooking the obvious when it comes to scoring runs?
Does a franchise pitcher like Roy Halladay have an outsized impact on Blue Jays attendance, and would dealing him do likewise?
With the rumors flying about where Jays ace Roy Halladay is headed, what would he be worth to different teams?
Mike Ferrin talks with Matt Swartz in this special edition of Baseball Prospectus Radio. Click to download the mp3. Mike Ferrin: It’s our weekly chat on “On Deck” with one of the folks from Baseball Prospectus, Matt Swartz is our guest today as Matt’s taken up some writing duties for BP. I know you’re Philadelphia-based…
Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Philadelphia Phillies to take the three-game interleague series two games to one. Rematches of the previous year’s World Series combatants have been a fascinating byproduct of interleague play. Even more fascinating is the role Pat Burrell plays in this one. When interleague play began in 1997, many…
Sabermetricians are often accused of not enjoying the game of baseball and instead just caring about the numbers. But it’s entirely possible to love both. And in the best case scenario, the numbers can help us even further appreciate our enjoyment of the game. A great way to experience that best case scenario is to…