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.
Examining home run rates and batting average on fly balls and line drives
Delving deeper into the effect of contact quality (or lack thereof)
Let’s see if it differs for different types of hitters.
If I were a millionaire philanthropist I’d pretty much become Batman, because — well, just because. Batman is cool, and if I have to explain it to you you’re beyond help. Of course, that gig is already taken, so I’d specialize: I’d only take cases and mete out black-caped vigilante justice to people who mess […]