The Truth About Productive Outs

Productive Outs, a new statistic publicized by’s Buster Olney last week, has been touted as a significant part of winning ballgames. Is it a meaningful statistic? Larry takes a look at the last two postseasons, and what he found might surprise you.


Bryan opens up his favorite computer program and gazes into the crystal ball for six lucky players.

About Those Stats…

Dave reviews some of the statistics we’re posting on The Hardball Times, with a closer look at what some of the stats mean and where we’re going with all these numbers.