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.
A preview of shape of things to come.
A breakdown of the Cardinals starter’s epic ground ball extravaganza on Tuesday against the Mets.
Comparing FIP, xFIP and tRA.
Sportvision has released April’s HITf/x data in advance of the 2009 PITCHf/x Summit. Here’s a first pass through the data.
By June, pretty lucky.
Ex-baseball blogger, noted presidential historian, world class librarian, vehement Cleveland-hater, and longtime ShysterBall reader Bob Timmerman left a comment in ATH this morning about Orlando Hudson hitting for the cycle: You forget that Dodgers fans had almost been like the Jews in the desert traveling to the Promised Land with the cycle. It had been […]
A look at the relationship between how hard a pitcher throws and his ability to prevents hits on balls in play.