Once in Greece, I asked for a “Wednesday” (τέταρτη) kilo of feta instead of a “quarter” (τέταρτο). The lady behind the cheese counter in a grocery store in suburban Athens looked at me for a minute, told me my Greek wasn’t very good, and then asked me to repeat what I wanted. I’ve told that…
Rain (and other things) washes away a lot more of baseball history than we probably think.
Find the best batters by researching certain statistics of the opposing pitcher. And don’t forget to do the splits!
Strength Of Schedule for all 30 MLB teams for the remainder of the season.
PECOTA appears at MLB.com, and BP publishes new stat reports and updates to PITCHf/x products and player cards.
A new philosophy, and some new faces, for the stats team at Baseball Prospectus.
The Sortable Statistics feature offers some powerful data-mining features unavailable elsewhere.
What baseball’s highest-paid personnel can learn from its lowest.
Starlin Castro doesn’t seem to fit the Cubs’ new patient philosophy. But is that too simple an explanation?
Real-world examples show us that we use scouting and performance analysis in tandem all the time.
Do pitchers get worse at the plate the more time they spend in the minor leagues?
We think about almost everything but baseball in base 10, but the national pastime stubbornly insists on a base 3 system. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Can statistics help us see the effects of steroid use?
Forty notable projection successes and failures from the first half, in haiku form.