Archive for the 'Pitching' Category

“Spahn and Sain and pray for rain” would totally catch on these days.

Well, of course it’s late – and here’s why.

Even if you think you know what’s coming, you don’t know what’s coming.

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

A change in leverage doesn’t necessarily mean a change in performance.

How much rise could a fastball rise if a fastball could rise up?

Checking out a theory Evan Longoria suggested because of Chris Sale’s skill.

Clayton Kershaw’s been giving up dingers this year. Weird. Should we worry about it?

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

Jon Roegele is back with his periodic update about the ups and downs and ins and outs of the strike zone.

Reliever performance, and manager evaluations of that performance, can be fickle.

Can a particular kind of pitcher – or pitch – help defuse the home run explosion?

Sometimes the truth is more mundane than fiction.

Creating pitch tunnels is great, but should doing so be the gold standard factor in pitch selection?

For some, that one cup of coffee was bitter. For others, it was sweet. For each, it’s all he would ever get.

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

Win Probability Added is a great metric, but we can improve upon it.

Do pitchers with different styles make a difference?

New research into measuring pitching on a pitch-by-pitch basis.

Let’s compare the talents of pitchers and pilots.