Archive for November 2013

Looking at batter tendencies of taking vs. swinging at pitches on the edge of the plate.

Looking at which teams generate most of their WAR from their youth core.

Looking at which errors caused the greatest losses in win probability.

Looking at strike zone differences for home and away teams in critical game states.

Which players love to hack at the first pitch? Which prefer patience?

Looking at the most selfish and most self-less speedsters of the last few decades.

Looking at the timeliness of the long ball through the lens of Win Probability and Leverage Index.

Looking at the average WPA and LI for each of the major events.

A tribute to pitchers dominating both sides of a baseball game.

Looking back at several strange pitching performances from the past few decades.

Comparing WAR totals and playing time for each season’s new crop of debuting ballplayers.

A look at how swing rates are affected by base state, outs, and inning.

Called strike and swing-and-miss strike leaders since 1988.

Which teams have featured the most left-handed at-bats over the past 60 years and how have they fared?

Which positions have become more offensively significant as the game grows older?

A look at the greatest three-year defensive contributions at each position in the live ball era.

Examining evolving baserunner habits, specifically when advancing from first base to third.

If certain hitters rarely swing at the first pitch, can they benefit by occasionally catching the pitcher by surprise?