Archive for June 2014

The first of two posts that attempt to bring together all of the available information on the Tommy John surgery.

A close look at how much, exactly, lowering the mound changed offensive output in 1969.

It’s a grasshopper with a bad back trying to jump out of a paper bag. It’s … unsettling.

The Mexican League has a lot of tricks up its sleeve.

Using tools, we can see who really did make the best throws.

Zack struggles with how to handle the controversy that swirled around the team during the season.

Creating a tool to show when or if a player should be shifted.

Introducing Weighted Batted Ball Runs Above Average.

If he’s preaching to kids, he has exactly the wrong message.

You have to wonder how a guy can stand upright in a batter’s box while another guy standing just 60 feet and six inches away fires a series of missiles so close to him.

Offensive production is not linear – one and one equals more than two. How can a team take advantage of this blind spot in advanced statistics?

In the second part of this study on race in baseball, we look at the effect of kids being able to watch African-American baseball stars.

More data show that the decline in African-American major leaguers is a function of income and weather.

Baseball can serve as a wonderful coping mechanism for those struggling with mental illness even as the sports culture can hinder those within it as they try to seek treatment.

Do left-handed hitters really get to first base faster than right-handed hitters?

Alfredo Despaigne is the latest player to capture our imagination.

Sometimes, a baseball card really says a lot about the player it depicts.

Looking for something to read? Then consider these works, each a product of an author’s imagination.

Does playoff success hinge on your record against good teams? The answer is a shock.

Taking you deep into the situations behind situational wins.