The second installment of a series designed to reveal whether batters are striking back against defensive shifts.
A new season is upon us! The first regular season episode of TINSTAAPP includes several emails, an expanded discussion on several guys that both Doug and Paul have noticed early on in the season, a look at their Model Portfolios from a BP project, and of course the Game of the Week.
PECOTA appears at MLB.com, and BP publishes new stat reports and updates to PITCHf/x products and player cards.
Ben discusses the origins and implications of baseball’s skyrocketing strikeout rate with a panel of experts including Harry Pavlidis, Rob Neyer, Brian Bannister, and Alan Nathan.
Powered by statistics and Matthew Kory quips.
Paul rolls with the red-hot Alfredo Simon and trusts Drew Smyly in his first start of the year.
The Yankees’ new starter appears to have the most important attribute of them all: the ability to make adjustment.
Advice on how to approach your league’s supplemental draft, plus matchup-based start/sit decisions for the coming week.
The Blue Jays’ and Brewers’ bullpens fall apart, David Price gets hit hard, and what to watch this weekend.
Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon.
Notes on South Atlantic and Carolina League prospects, including Hunter Harvey and Lucas Giolito.
And why the Astros would have been silly to promote George Springer sooner.