Archive for the 'Fielding' Category

For some players, the yips may not be an entirely mental condition.

Can minor league defensive performance identify future major league outliers?

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

An encouraging step toward designing a reliable fielding metric for minor leaguers.

The Royals cracked the code. Now the rest of baseball is on to their secret.

For the first time online, here is Jeff’s essay from THT 2017.

“I don’t buy any of that crap.”

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

Some interesting insights into what happens when balls are hit in the air.

How do catchers do what they do?

Can just anybody play first base?

Are defenders getting the credit they truly deserve?

Scaling an outfield wall is even more difficult than it looks.

What does it take to be a good worm burner?

Taking another look at one of the more exciting plays in baseball.

What hitters did, what they should have done, and how some over- or under-achieved.

How often does the MVP win the Silver Slugger and/or Gold Glove?

What are the most beautiful, amazing and exciting plays in baseball? Let’s have one more look.

What are the most beautiful, amazing and exciting plays in baseball? Let’s have a look.

How a small-market team fills a position economically — and sometimes very well.