Research & Analytics

Jason
Collette
May 29, 2014 12:04 AM 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 22, 2014 12:04 AM 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 13, 2014 12:04 AM GMT
The TV guys tell us the speed of every pitch. But how much does it really matter?
Patrick
Davitt
May 06, 2014 12:04 AM GMT
We know teams with more wins get more saves. But quality of closers could affect the situation.
Todd
Zola
April 28, 2014 12:04 AM 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 18, 2014 12:05 AM 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 11, 2014 12:05 AM GMT
Pitchers develop splits within their careers, some more extreme than others. Are they correctible?
Patrick
Davitt
March 07, 2014 1:04 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 1:04 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?
Patrick
Davitt
February 21, 2014 1:05 AM GMT
Analysts tell us higher walk rates mean higher BAs. Research tells us otherwise.

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