Archive for January 2012

Watch out! The numbers say the game is getting more boring.

Looking for the game’s ultimate hackers.

Or why there are no articles by Max in October

To remove or not to remove a rolling starter in the ninth?

A defensive evaluation conundrum.

Max tries to further improve his estimate on runs saved by virtue of framing pitches

Digging further into the skill.

Max estimates the impact a catcher can have by framing pitches effectively.

A simple formula to assess how much a pitcher’s ERA can be affected by his BABIP fluctuations

Poor control, release inconsistency… and a no-hitter.

Max explores batters’ different tendencies in responding to different pitch locations

Mound heights, pitchers’ injuries, altered deliveries: a quick tour on pitching release point.

Digging some more into the ability to locate curves.

Confirming the flaws and the strengths of the system.

Measuring pitchers’ ability to hit spots.

In the final article of the series, Max ranks the top five World Series with the help of a statistical tool.

Automation vs. the human element: a comparison of rankings of the best World Series games.

Thrilling Championship Series games

Drama in Division Series baseball through the lenses of statistical tools.

Measuring baseball at its most dramatic, with the help of some advanced statistical tools.