Some interesting insights into what happens when balls are hit in the air.

# Are The Umpires At It Again?

Pitch calling and its influence on the pitcher-hitter relationship

# Toward a Probability Distribution Over Batted-Ball Trajectories

As more batted ball data becomes available, we are able to make better projections. Here’s another step in the process.

# The Physics of Hard-Hit Balls

If you’re going to hit it hard here’s how to hit it so you hit where you want it.

# A Brief History of Juiced Ball Conspiracies

A look at what it means to have a “juiced” ball.

# The Reliability of Intrinsic Batted-Ball Statistics

Forecasting player performance using batted balls with variables stripped out.

# Exit Speed and Home Runs

Doing the math once again to figure out the increase in home runs.

# A New Way to Look at College Players’ Stats

Delving deep into the world of college baseball statistics.

# The Pirates and Team Groundball Rates

Has Pittsburgh broken the code to inducing ground balls?

# Why Are Ground Balls Hit?

Breaking things down component by component in search of an answer.

# Using Statcast Data to Predict Hits

Scratching the surface of being able to accurately gauge whether a batted ball’s characteristics should make it a hit or an out.

# Ye Gods of BABIP! An Ode to the Ground Ball

What does it take to be a good worm burner?

# Can Pitchers Prevent Solid Contact?

Finding the answer is as evasive as ever.

# Improving Projections with Exit Velocity

Having more and better data will increase the skills of our seers.

# Going Deep on Goin’ Deep

Using Statcast data to study the flight of a baseball.

# The Intrinsic Value of a Batted Ball

What hitters did, what they should have done, and how some over- or under-achieved.

# Optimizing the Swing

What pitch type can be hit the farthest, and how is that accomplished?

# tDIBS: A Look at Defense Independent Batting Statistics Using Publicly Available Data

Let’s apply defense independent statistics to batters!

# BABIP in the Rogers Centre, Revisited

Is the Rogers Centre’s new turf unfriendly to ground balls?

# Offensive Batted Ball Statistics and Their Optimal Uses

We have neat new statistics. Now we have to figure out what they they mean — and don’t mean.

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