There’s really only one question for the Yankees.
Just a quick hit to share park factors for HR/FB rate. I used BIP data and the methodology from Baseball Reference to determine simple HR/FB park factors for 2009 and 4-year weighed factors (weights are 5,3,2,1). Update: My spreadsheet was thrown off by the Rays’ name change. I’ve corrected the numbers below Without further adieu, […]
Over his last two starts Joba Chamberlain has pitched quite well. Did speeding up his game have anything to do with it?
Are “beer-league softball players” more likely to hit into double plays?
A different way to look at that old baseball saw about strength up the middle winning championships.
Examining how the timing of a stolen base attempt affects its value; or why Rickey Henderson’s 130 steals in 1982 weren’t that special.
Smoltz and Eckersley: The two biggest transitions from successful starter to successful closer.
A look at the history of stealing home in the 2000s.
Investigating whether wasting an 0-2 pitch really makes sense.
Identifying under what circumstances a pitcher will “waste” a pitch on a 0-2 count.
A look back at the great families of the Retrosheet era.
A look at the relationship between how hard a pitcher throws and his ability to prevents hits on balls in play.
He has had two down years in a row, and is owed $117 million. What can the Blue Jays expect now?
Delving deeper into the effect of contact quality (or lack thereof)
Further examination of a pitcher’s control of balls in play.