Robert previews the rising power in the AL Central – the Cleveland Indians.
Robert looks at one of the most enigmatic franchises in baseball.
Robert looks at what high and moderate pitching workloads might tell us about future performance.
Sean Lahman and friends have been working hard gathering data and have now updated their excellent database through the 2004 season (version 5.2). It’s available in various forms, including Access (a relational database program). Access allows you to create statistical queries in a snap and imports and exports data with ease.
Robert looks at the first of the reference annuals to hit the market.
I was shocked and saddened to learn that former Blue Jay and Tiger John Cerutti has passed away. He had been a color commentator on Blue Jays televison broadcasts for the past 8 seasons. He was 44 years old, and is survived by his wife and 3 children. Cerutti did not have a long career […]
Robert opines on the departure of Josh Phelps and Carlos Tosca.
The conclusion of Robert’s conversation with Kent Williams, founder of Batter’s Box.
What do you get when you cross an old baseball warhorse and the internet? Robert talks to Kent Williams to find out.
Robert looks at some of the greatest pitching streaks of our time.
Following in the footsteps of Craig Burley, I’ve developed a beta-version of college pitcher rankings. More details are to be found at Batter’s Box, as well as a list of top 50 starters and top 20 Relievers in 2004. Our co-editor Matthew Namee will be pleased to see Wichita State hurler Tommy Hottovy topping the […]
Robert looks at the arrival of the much-heralded Alexis Rios in Toronto.
Here are the league leaders among starting pitchers (4 starts or more) in strikeout percentage [K/(BF-IW)]. Note that National League starters generally have higher strikeout rates than American League starters because they face pitchers instead of the DH. The median for these groups of starters so far this year: AL – 14.8%; NL – 15.5%. […]
Robert looks at which starting pitching prospects are doing well in AAA.
I’ll wager that no player has ever had a stretch of games with the following batting totals: 20 At-Bats 1 Hit (a double) 12 Walks 1 Strikeout .406 OBP .100 SLG Those are Barry Bonds’s numbers for May so far. After an unbelievable April, Bonds missed a few games with a sinus condition and has […]
Runs scored compared to runs allowed is a good predictor of a team’s win-loss record. The theory goes that teams can have a run of good or bad luck in close games, and that means that their runs scored and allowed totals are a better reflection of their ability. If that’s true, then it would […]
Robert digs into this year’s game logs to find out what Runs Created can tell us about wins and losses.
These are the first of several upcoming interviews from the Batter’s Box Erie roadtrip. New Hampshire Fisher Cats pitching coach Rick Adair talks about some of his charges and Leo Mazzone; Blue Jays prospect Aaron Hill discusses some of his experiences in college and pro ball.
Robert and friends visit Erie, Pennsylvania for some Double-A baseball.
How fast are the fastest triples? How slow are the slowest? Robert takes a look at perhaps the most exciting play in baseball.