Introducing Batting Goggles for the iPhone and iPod Touch

We’ve recently introduced a new iPhone/iPod Touch app over at Sabometrics. Batting Goggles is perfect for taking in a game at the ballpark or the bar. It gives you instant access to interesting info about every batter and pitcher in the majors. The app shows you an interactive hot and cold diagram presenting each player’s […]

Nick Markakis and the disappearing walk rate

Daniel Moroz has a really deep five part series about the differences in Nick Markakis’s approach at the plate from his stellar 2008 to his much less efficient 2009. Nick’s strikeout rate fell from 19 percent to 15.3 percent but was accompanied by a drop in walk rate from 14.2 percent to 7.9 percent. Not […]

The influence of batters’ expectations on pitch perception

Hi everyone. This is my first post on The Hardball Times Live and I’m really excited to have to opportunity to post here. I hope you enjoy my work. You can find more of my original research at my personal site. What we’re going to look at today is the relationship between percentage of pitches […]