Max joins the analytics department of the Cleveland Indians.
A new argument in favor of reviving a long-extinct species.
Extending the quantification of catcher framing to a new frontier.
Extending our research into framing back to 1988.
An attempt to answer the age-old question: Are hitters or pitchers closer to mid-season form early in the year?
Some strategic questions have different answers in September than they do during the rest of the regular season.
Do pitchers get worse at the plate the more time they spend in the minor leagues?
Baseball is missing from the Olympics this summer, but the sport has a longer, richer history at the Olympic Games than you remember.
Barry Zito’s performance seems to rise and fall along with his arm angle. But is this correlation or causation?
Max crunches the numbers and comes up with the top 10 catchers of the 2012 season based on overall value both at and behind the plate.
Are pitchers less effective after taking a break between innings? And if so, should teams do anything about it?
Max continues his investigation into how starters and relievers and hard throwers and soft tossers alter their velocity depending on the situation and opponent.
Do pitchers really throw harder in tight spots? And if so, how much velocity can they add?
Max examines all the factors that influence pitch velocity, lays out his simple and complex approaches to making PITCHf/x information more accurate, and determines how hard the Nationals are really throwing.
If you want to estimate run-scoring accurately, what are all the factors you need to take into account?
The Rays have been willing to experiment with unorthodox defensive alignments, but are they ready to move an infielder to the outfield?