Research & Analytics

Stephen
Nickrand
June 04, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
A pitcher's first-pitch strike rate is closely correlated with the level of walks he issues. Let's take a closer look.
Jason
Collette
May 28, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
Many pitchers are trying to learn new pitches to stay one step ahead of the game. Are there certain pitch types that are more beneficial than others in helping keep runners off base?
Patrick
Davitt
May 21, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
Following up from last week, we correlate measures of pitch accuracy and swing-outcome data, and correlate them with ERA and Dom. We also combine fastball velocity with second metrics to see if we could improve the correlative connections.
Patrick
Davitt
May 12, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
The TV guys tell us the speed of every pitch. But how much does it really matter?
Patrick
Davitt
May 05, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
We know teams with more wins get more saves. But quality of closers could affect the situation.
Todd
Zola
April 27, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
Combining home and away park factors into a single composite measure (and looking at opposition quality) could help with roster and matchup management.
Patrick
Davitt
April 17, 2014 11:05 PM GMT
Some say good teams get more saves because they get more wins. Others say poor teams get more saves because they have more close wins. We look into the issue.
Jason
Collette
April 10, 2014 11:05 PM GMT
Pitchers develop splits within their careers, some more extreme than others. Are they correctible?
Patrick
Davitt
March 07, 2014 12:04 AM GMT
A week or two ago, we demonstrated that walk rate is not connected to BA. Now we ask the same questions about more advanced strike zone metrics.
Robert
Berger
February 28, 2014 12:04 AM GMT
A few weeks ago we looked at the performance of aging hitters and showed that owners should use caution in drafting hitters who are 35+ years of age. Does it also apply to pitchers?

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