Archive for the 'Batted Balls' Category

There are numerous ways to show just how bad pitchers are when it’s their turn to bat.

Is the baseball really responsible for this season’s home run surge?

Exactly why do players choke up on the bat?

Updating an old prediction with new data to determine how a cigar container will work in the desert.

What roles should feeling and science have in determining history?

The 2016 season saw an epic power spike. Does it give us any lessons for this season?

What are the physics behind some of the best hit balls in the game?

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

Pitch calling and its influence on the pitcher-hitter relationship

As more batted ball data becomes available, we are able to make better projections. Here’s another step in the process.

If you’re going to hit it hard here’s how to hit it so you hit where you want it.

A look at what it means to have a “juiced” ball.

Forecasting player performance using batted balls with variables stripped out.

Doing the math once again to figure out the increase in home runs.

Delving deep into the world of college baseball statistics.

Has Pittsburgh broken the code to inducing ground balls?

Breaking things down component by component in search of an answer.

Scratching the surface of being able to accurately gauge whether a batted ball’s characteristics should make it a hit or an out.

What does it take to be a good worm burner?

Finding the answer is as evasive as ever.