Archive for March 2010

On the use and misuse of batted ball stats.

Answering some questions, and asking some new ones.

A first look at development patterns for college hitters

Defense analysis meets NCAA outfielders.

Breaking down park factors to see who benefits—and who suffers—from their home park.

Which farmhands have it, and which ones don’t?

Hunting for bullpen help in minor league starting rotations

The Pirates are bringing new meaning to the word “rebuilding.”

When second best is more than good enough.

Seattle needed Chone in a bad, bad way.

Or: How the Angels (almost) won the pennant

The NL Rookie of the Year Award race is wide open. Here are the contenders.

Someday, the Royals will be competitive again. But when?

The disappointing Brewer has been DFA’d. What does that say about Doug Melvin’s original decision to lock him up?

How old are the players on your Triple-A affiliate? Does it matter?

Trying to make sense out of the Dominican Summer League

The defensive stylings of Robbie Shields, Gordon Beckham, and…Tyler Bortnick?

Texas closer Austin Wood isn’t the only college pitcher to have endangered his arm this year. Jeff looks at the workloads of other top picks.

Jeff looks at the first five rounds of the draft and finds the players whose numbers benefited or suffered most from context.

Handicapping the 64-team NCAA bracket.