You know what a line drive is, right? Maybe not.
Trevor Cahill may not be Oakland’s best starter, but he’s good. He and three other strong arms could be 2011′s difference makers.
Aaron Hill was unlucky last year, there’s no doubt about it. But was it just luck that derailed him?
Whether a fly ball becomes a home run depends on more variables than just distance.
In this second part of looking at Ricky Nolasco, we try to understand why he may be abandoning one of his more successful secondary pitches.
How reliable are today’s fielding metrics?
The Rangers’ 2006 top pick is still looking to make his mark.
On the use and misuse of batted ball stats.
What’s a line drive? It depends on your perspective.
Breaking down park factors to see who benefits—and who suffers—from their home park.
Which farmhands have it, and which ones don’t?
If not a ground ball, what?
Another look at the differences between a pitcher’s best and worst starts. This time, using Jarrod Washburn as a case study.
A second look at scoring bias.
Another look at batted ball classifications—Gameday’s soft and sharp.
A look at how far hitters let the ball travel before making contact
Six players “improved” their groundball rates in 2009. Two saw it happen without an actual improvement in performance.
B.J. Upton has very little value for single-season leagues as he sits at a crossroads for his career. Does he become the next Carl Crawford or Mike Cameron?
Does it help us predict future performance?
If repeating the same actions and expecting a different outcome is a definition of insanity, then baseball is crazy.