Archive for July 2018

Even sports that seem as different as UFC and baseball have players who are eerily similar.

A new way to look at FanGraph’s prospect board.

How predictive are minor league stats regarding groundball pitchers and longball hitters?

Is useful pitch-tracking data available below the major league level?

What do the standard deviations of exit velocity and launch angle tell us about the best baseball player in the world?

When it comes to the Mets’ famous minor leaguer, it’s not just will he get major league time, but should he.

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.

Using data to help imagine LeBron James as a baseball player.

One player best illustrates the contrast between pure scouting and pure statistical evaluation.

Can minor league defensive performance identify future major league outliers?

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

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

If a pitcher can make ’em swing and miss in the minors, what does that say about his potential major league success?

Do market size or Tweets and Likes drive dollars?

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

How much do real estate and pitching have in common?

What does it take to be a good worm burner?

The best pitcher in baseball keeps getting better.

Breaking things down, with some visual aids to assist.