Archive for February 2014

How do hitters go about combating the inevitable effects of aging?

The metrics for catcher defense have expanded in recent years. Are they all telling the same story?

In Chapter Two, the game on the field begins, as does Zack’s quest to remember positive memories from childhood.

Five years later, we take a look back at and update one of Josh Kalk’s seminal works.

The latest work by Dirk Hayhurst expertly relays the rollercoaster story of his 2010 season, one which found him sink to and recover from rock bottom.

In this inspired period of baseball invention, design ain’t for dummies.

The real reason why Connie Mack and his sons sold the A’s to a Kansas City businessman will surprise you.

Last season, the Astros became just the second team to switch leagues. What lessons did we learn from the switch?

An initial look at identifying baseball’s most argumentative managers.

Introducing pBABIP, a stat that simplifies the process of predicting batting average on balls in play.

The optimal strategy for challenging calls might surprise you.

With the increase in the three true outcomes and the rise in infield shifts, is infield defense as important as it used to be?

Teams are often lambasted for paying high price tags for “proven” closers. But in some cases, doing so helps teams save a good deal of money.

It is often said that to succeed, you want to hit the ball on the ground and put pressure on the defense. But does that maxim hold up to scrutiny?

Labels have real power. Phrases like “million dollar arm” can be descriptive, but they can also be dangerous.

Come for the fabulous correlation tool, stay for the advanced batted ball analysis.

In this first look at new Inside Edge hang time data, we explore many topics, including Juan Lagares, Fenway Park and Jeremy Hellickson.

The story of a man who used to go by a different name and a team which almost played in a different city.

A continued exploration of what kind of attributes make a hitter appear more or less consistent throughout the season.

These days, it can feel as though we know every player’s story, past and present. But sometimes, a player slips through the cracks.