Archive for the 'Batting' Category

Lots of pitchers would hit better, if we just game them the chance.

There are numerous ways to show just how bad pitchers are when it’s their turn to bat.

Dozens of major leaguers have worn the infamous platinum sombrero, but only eight whiffed six times.

Some of history’s greatest hitters have stepped on the big league mound.

“Optimal coverage” and “total coverage” are not the same thing.

Exactly why do players choke up on the bat?

For a bad team in a bad year for hitting, Frank Howard accomplished a batting feat that’s never been matched.

Playing every day and being awesome all season is not an easy feat.

Updating an old prediction with new data to determine how a cigar container will work in the desert.

What do we mean by consistency, and do we want it from our players?

The 2016 season saw an epic power spike. Does it give us any lessons for this season?

Part 2 of our all-world team takes a look at the starting lineup.

It’s time that we try to capture human factors when evaluating future performance.

It’s been a long while since any squad reached that mark.

If a hitter can hit for power in the minors, what does that say about his potential major league success?

It ought to be the easiest position to fill, but Cleveland has historically had trouble with the initial sack.

Finishing one RBI shy of 100 is a painful but not uncommon feat.

Seasonal graphs with interesting takeaways about the Cubs, Indians, Red Sox, Twins, and hopefully your favorite team.

The strike zone, it is a-changin’.

Playing with the newest statistic to see if more can be learned from it.