FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Time

Episode 170
Managing editor Dave Cameron makes his weekly appearance on FanGraphs Audio. Topics discussed: Philip Humber’s success, and Don Cooper’s role in it; the Power Rankings (fueled by FanGraphs WAR), the benefits and limitations of such an exercise; and the new site feature called FanGraphs Guts! and what it tells us about the majors’ current scoring levels.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 30 min. play time.)


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5 Responses to “FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Time”

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  1. BDF says:

    Hey, Cistulli, how long until you’re subbing for Jian Ghomeshi on Q?

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  2. Brian says:

    Good Afternoon Gentlemen,

    A few quick items:

    1. Isn’t clutch hitting a myth?
    2. Will there be a weekly link to the SI Power Rankings on Fangraph’s?
    3. Where is the new “GUTS” page?

    Please Advise. Thank you.


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    • Zac says:

      1. My understanding of the research done by Tom Tango et. al. is that something like 1/6th of the baseball population does indeed show themselves to be above average in the clutch in a statistically significant sense. The problem is that you don’t know which ones they are until you have a large sample size of clutch ABs, which can take something like 10 seasons. Which isn’t very useful.
      3. You can go up to Carson’s summary at the top of the page and click the bold words which say Fangraphs Guts! and they will take you to the page in question.

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  3. Brian says:


    Appreciate the feedback; thank you. As for clicking the bold words, “Fangraphs Guts” I plead guilty to ignorance… didn”t even read it:) My bad and thanks again.


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