Can velocity changes in March and April reveal whether the radar gun will be a pitcher’s friend or foe throughout the season?
One of our finest analytical minds says farewell and rides off into the sabermetric sunset to join an MLB team, introducing our newest addition in the process.
The hit-and-run is much maligned as a small-ball tactic, but it’s a surprisingly successful strategy.
Mike continues his investigation of HITf/x data to glean more insights into whether pitchers can prevent hits on balls in play.
When a batter and pitch face off, which has a greater effect on how hard the ball is hit, and what can that tell us about pitcher BABIP?
A short investigation of Lowe’s changeup thrown to Freese to end Game 6 in the 11th inning
When is hot truly hot, and when is it not?
Link to article on catcher pitch blocking by Bojan Koprivica
2010-2011 umpire data and ball/strike charts for the umpire crew for the 2011 NL Championship Series
In case you missed Mike Fast’s extraordinary research into quantifying the heretofore hidden contributions of catchers, we’re moving it back to the top of the list for the weekend.
Does the way an umpire positions himself behind home plate affect the boundaries of his strike zone?
A live blog from the Sportvision 2011 PITCHf/x Summit, held in San Francisco
A quick recap of the ball four call for Robinson Cano in the ninth inning with bases loaded.
An analysis of Williams’ start with the Angels and a brief comparison to 2007.
What factors determine how often hitters take one for the team?
A short take on Craig Counsell breaking his hitless streak.