- The Best of Spring Training Sample Sizes
may have been treated to stretching the timeline a little further: sadly, it is not so, and those events are lost to pre-GIF antiquity. Now, onto the past five Marches:
2010: Sean Rodriguez posts
- The Best Bargains of 2015: Starting Pitching Version
the player's salary assumes they should be worth, then we can look at the difference between that number and their projected 2015 WAR.
Let's get to it. Our resident graphics expert Sean has helped me
- The First Two Weeks in Home Runs
curveball on a 1-2 count. Alas, it stayed belt high, and put the Dodgers up 5-0. This top spot was originally held by a huge Bryce Harper shot on a 70 MPH Sean O'Sullivan curveball that dropped -11.7
- The Cleveland Indians, Now Playing Catch Up
with the help of Sean Dolinar, which you can roll over for some fun interactivity:
Finding Cleveland isn’t too hard. They’re the team with the really long line toward the bottom of the chart
- The Best Bargains of 2015
For some teams, finding this value is about survival. For the others, it's just icing on top of a very expensive cake.
Thanks to Sean Dolinar for the graphic templates.
- 2015 MLB Arbitration Visualized
These graphics are part of an on-going arbitration research project and is co-authored by Sean Dolinar and Alex Chamberlain.
Major League Baseball’s salary arbitration wrapped up this past week
- Modeling Salary Arbitration: Stat Components
This post is part of an ongoing arbitration research project and is coauthored by Alex Chamberlain and Sean Dolinar.
April 24: Modeling Salary Arbitration: Introduction
Feb. 25: 2015 MLB
- Historical Position Adjustments
- Off-Season Twitter Usage Among MLB Teams
- A Graphical Look at Free Agency
- BABIP and Year-to-Year Offensive Fluctuations
- Timeline of Yankee Captains
- Investigating the Idea of Scarce Right-Handed Power
- 2015 Offensive Projections -- Interactive
- Interactively Graphing Forbes' Team Values
- 2015 Pitching Projections -- Interactive
- A Twitter Snapshot of Opening Day
- A Look at Statcast's Broadcast Debut
- Offense Returned to MLB Last Night
- A Visual Look at Defensive Metrics
- WAR Diagram: Position Players
- The New Golden Age of Cuban Baseball in MLB
- Evaluating Players in the Dark and Scooter Gennett
- Pirates Do Not Need Help Against Left-Handed Pitching
- Run Distribution Using the Negative Binomial Distribution
- How Well Did the FanGraphs Playoff Odds Work?
- Daily Graphing - Brandon Watson & Ryan Church
various injuries. Unfortunately for Church, his sophomore year and batting .200 this spring apparently wasn't enough for him to keep the job and was sent back down to the minors in favor of Brandon Watson
- Stutes, Watson, Lecure, Takahashi: SP/RP Relievers
in the last 4 games he has appeared in), but his ERA does not look sustainable at this low level.
Tony Watson, Pit - Since pitching his first MLB game on Jun 8, Watson has been lights out for the Pirates
- An Etherview with Sean "CHONE" Smith
If you read FanGraphs, you're probably familiar with Sean Smith's work. Mr. Smith is the progenitor of the CHONE projection system, hosted annually here at FanGraphs and also at his own website
- Sean Marshall Gets Paid
After the Cubs shuffled him between the bullpen and the rotation for four seasons, Sean Marshall finally found his home in the bullpen. In 80 relief appearances, Mashall allowed only 25 runs
- Greg Holland or Sean Marshall?
This is a question I have received a lot since we were made aware of Ryan Madson’s impending Tommy John surgery: who would I rather pick, Greg Holland or Sean Marshall? Some of my readers and twitter
- Sean Doolittle: Rehabbing a Shoulder
The least interesting thing about recovering from a shoulder injury might be trying to figure out how it happened. It happened, and life has to move on. In Sean Doolittle's case, it might -- might
- $1 Infielder: Sean Rodriguez
and Yunel Escobar.
One of those $1 players is Sean Rodriguez of the Rays. The 26-year-old will be Tampa Bay's primary shortstop this season, or at least early in the season if Reid Brignac winds up
- Sean Marshall Is a Rebel
confident that they can put in the strike zone.
Well, Sean Marshall is not most pitchers - at least not anymore. He followed the traditional first pitch fastball model for the first few years of his
- Sean Gilmartin and the Gwinnett Braves
, but they aren't as skilled as those in Triple-A. In fact, Triple-A players are largely what they are with little projection left — and most of them are role players.
But Sean Gilmartin is not supposed
- Changing Fastballs, by Movement
is currently sitting at a career high. Let's take a look at his comparison pitches:
We can see a trend developing: Tony Watson has increased his sinker use to 74% in 2015. Fernando Rodney's
- Josh Donaldson: Changes in Approach and Mechanics
at Athletics Nation. We talked about a few different topics on Donaldson’s swing over the past week.
Owen Watson: Hey Jerry! Thanks for lending your expertise to this – I’m a relative newcomer
- Testing the Lasting Effect of Concussions
- Javier Baez and the Cubs Extreme Second Basemen
- Barry Zito, Scott Kazmir, and Magical Velocity Gains
- The Royals, Alex Rios, and Hitting Everything in Sight
- Baseball's Best Bad-Ball Hitter
- Going to the Well: Studying Velocity and Leverage
- Trevor Bauer and the Lost Screwball
- Pedro Alvarez Improved in a Down Year
- The Frightening Prospect of a Good Matt Harvey Curveball
- Joe Mauer as Joey Votto
- David Price's Curveball Experiments
- Hisashi Iwakuma and the Other Road to Elite
- Anthony Rendon, Finding the Final Tool
- The 2015 Yankees and the Hardest-Throwing Bullpens
- Dellin Betances, Dominant and Deceptive
- Reintroducing Daniel Norris
- 2015 Positional Power Rankings: Left Field
- Kendall Graveman: Projecting a Sleeper's Repertoire
- Searching for the True Matt Adams
- Pat Venditte and the Ultimate Baseball Rarity
- The Mets Go Defensive, Lock up Juan Lagares
- The Best Pitching Performances in Opening Day History
- On Ian Desmond's Defense & Walk Year
- Are the Astros More Vulnerable to Power Pitchers?
- The Lightning Hands of Mookie Betts
- Shane Greene, Committing to the Changeup
- Challenging Alex Rodriguez
- The First Two Weeks in Defensive Highlights
- Kevin Cash Is Good and Bad at Challenges
- Is the New Turf at the Rogers Centre Really a Problem?
- Chris Archer and His Elite Slider
- Sonny Gray Has Evolved
- Changing Breaking Balls, By Movement
- The Yankees Rotation: Surviving on a Shaky Plan B
- JABO: (Not) Pitching to Kris Bryant
- The Best and Worst of Marcus Semien
- Corey Kluber Rides the High Strike into History
- JABO: When Kershaw Isn't Exactly Kershaw
- Shelby Miller, the Cutter, and Quality of Opposition
- The Oakland A's Defense Errs Toward Infamy
- JABO: Troy Tulowitzki Is More Aggressive, Less Productive
- Brandon Belt Looks to Break Out Again (Again)
- Josh Donaldson vs. the Elite
- Sonny Gray, Perfecting What Works
- How Eric Sogard Made History
- Playoff Waiver Wire: Sean Rodriguez
There aren’t many players who have bigger gaps in talent from one side of the plate to the other than Sean Rodriguez. The Rays shortstop has shown impressive talent against the Ned Flanderses
- Sean Rodriguez Needs to Seize the Day
environments that the club's minor league affiliates play in.
Sean Rodriguez has put up some interesting power/speed numbers in the minor leagues, including 24 home runs and 16 stolen bases in High
- Sunday Notes: Bucs' Watson, Rox McMahon, Belle the Beast, much more
Tony Watson was an All-Star last season. If you're a casual fan and the Pirates aren't your team, you maybe weren't aware of that. The 29-year-old left-hander isn't exactly a household name
- Sean Coyle And the Unfair Dustin Pedroia Comps
Boston Red Sox minor league second baseman Sean Coyle is a solid minor league prospect which is actually pretty rare for a player of his stature. In fact, in three years spent Scouting the Sally
- Braves Sean Gilmartin: Tale Of Two Starts
Sean Gilmartin, the Atlanta Braves 2011 first round pick embarrassed South Atlantic League opponents in a brief, but impressive stint where he posted a staggering K/BB ratio of 15/1 over five starts
- Sean Doolittle: Throwing High, Hard and Historic
You know the Sean Doolittle backstory by now, most certainly. The short version for those just joining us is that Doolittle was a first-round pick in the 2007 draft as a first baseman, made it all
- Sean Nolin: Next Blue Jays Savior?
prospect Sean Nolin, currently at the Double-A level, is viewed by the Jays front office as the next-in-line for a promotion, should the need arise.
Toronto has made a few moves this year that could
- Conversion Projects: From Sean Doolittle to Matt West
and 18 walks in 44.0 innings of work. He struck out an impressive number of batters: 47. He features a two-pitch repertoire that features an 89-94 mph fastball and a solid curveball.
- How Sean Doolittle Makes One Pitch Work For Him
Sean Doolittle is a lefty and throws one pitch 87% of the time. Even without knowing his back story -- he was a first base prospect that couldn't stay healthy on the field, and pitching was his
- Sean Rodriguez, Victor Zambrano, and Mark Langston Attend a Wake
On Monday I addressed the Scott Kazmir deal and portrayed the player to be named later someone who probably wouldn’t impact things too much.
I was wrong.
He is Sean Rodriguez, confirmed