Maybe you noticed that my last article, “Medium and hort-term pitching memory,” has been removed from the site. While trying to elaborate an answer to one of the comments, I discovered an error in my code that generated the results that were published. After re-running the correct code, different conclusions came up; which I will […]
Batters who chase pitches way out of the zone.
Max explores the effect that workloads early in the season have on a pitcher’s fastball speed by the end of the summer.
Being a rent-a-analyst for one day—for MGL.
On September 11, I published this article on Barry Zito, where I stated that he dropped a hard curve, while adding a slider to his arsenal. Many readers commented that what I noticed might just be a change in the MLBAM classification algorithm, rather than in Zito’s repertoire. I’m not surprised, since I had the […]
The Giants lefty has traded one of his curves for a slider, with good results.
Can a fast runner help a fastball hitter?
He can bunt, he’s a good two strikes hitter, he can play D and he runs the bases well.
Max tests the validity of an old baseball credo.
A tour inside Johan Santana’s change-up and its deception.
Do pitchers throw differently to other pitchers?
Rules for success from PITCHf/x: Paint the corners, don’t hang the breaking balls and fire the high heater.
Max shows a way to weight batted balls to get closer to an optimal defensive alignment
Fine tuning the positioning of fielders according to pitch selection
Painting the corners: How important is it for a pitcher?