Archive for the 'Pitching' Category

A deep dive into the numbers and how the ball affects them.

Pitcher and hitter speed matters.

What effect will the adoption of the humidor have on league-wide home run rates?

Can a machine really call balls and strikes more accurately (and quickly) than a human?

A former MLB top prospect takes his talents across the ocean to NPB.

Topspin, backspin, sidespin? What in the heck does this pitch do?

The ebb and flow of the pitcher-hitter battle is just part of the sport’s natural evolution.

Virtual reality could become a big part of advance scouting.

A reflection on one of baseball’s much-beleaguered statistics.

Looking for options that might be an improvement over Delaware River mud.

The end of the nine-inning start and how we got here.

There’s too much standing around in today’s game. What can we do about it?

“Spahn and Sain and pray for rain” would totally catch on these days.

Well, of course it’s late – and here’s why.

Even if you think you know what’s coming, you don’t know what’s coming.

Lots of pitchers would hit better, if we just game them the chance.

A change in leverage doesn’t necessarily mean a change in performance.

How much rise could a fastball rise if a fastball could rise up?

Checking out a theory Evan Longoria suggested because of Chris Sale’s skill.

Clayton Kershaw’s been giving up dingers this year. Weird. Should we worry about it?