Archive for the 'Batted Balls' Category

Introducing Weighted Batted Ball Runs Above Average.

Should the eephus pitch be thrown more frequently?

Not all ISOs are built the same.

Introducing pBABIP, a stat that simplifies the process of predicting batting average on balls in play.

It is often said that to succeed, you want to hit the ball on the ground and put pressure on the defense. But does that maxim hold up to scrutiny?

Come for the fabulous correlation tool, stay for the advanced batted ball analysis.

In this first look at new Inside Edge hang time data, we explore many topics, including Juan Lagares, Fenway Park and Jeremy Hellickson.

Billy Martin’s and George Brett’s day of infamy had its beginnings eight years earlier

Where has the old Ichiro gone and can we expect him to come back?

A vector spray chart that separates fly ball batters from their ground ball brethren.

Mike says: Quit bad-mouthing the free-swingers—or you’ll regret it!

Yes, this piece will further lambast the mythic season of Adam Dunn and, hopefully, so much more.

Fresh off the DL with a new hitting coach, can he get his season back?

He’s performing like a legitimate ace with some solid peripherals to back it up, but something doesn’t seem quite right…

You know what a line drive is, right? Maybe not.

Trevor Cahill may not be Oakland’s best starter, but he’s good. He and three other strong arms could be 2011’s difference makers.

Aaron Hill was unlucky last year, there’s no doubt about it. But was it just luck that derailed him?

Whether a fly ball becomes a home run depends on more variables than just distance.

In this second part of looking at Ricky Nolasco, we try to understand why he may be abandoning one of his more successful secondary pitches.

How reliable are today’s fielding metrics?