If you’re going to hit it hard here’s how to hit it so you hit where you want it.
How the role of leadoff hitters is changing in major league baseball.
Forecasting player performance using batted balls with variables stripped out.
With Ichiro Suzuki set to join the 3,000 hit club, a look back at some memorable 3,000th hits.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, some major league hitters don’t hit it where it’s pitched.
Scratching the surface of being able to accurately gauge whether a batted ball’s characteristics should make it a hit or an out.
Using logistic regression and random forests to predict when batters will swing and miss.
A history of the almost-lost art of hitting home runs inside the park.
Membership in this prestigious round-number club may soon reach a round number, too.
Using Statcast data to study the flight of a baseball.
What hitters did, what they should have done, and how some over- or under-achieved.
Breaking things down, with some visual aids to assist.
A second look at why it’s important for pitchers to continue to hit.
Follow the adventure when native sons confront foreign objects.
These moments demonstrate how crucial it is for pitchers to continue to hit.
How often does the MVP win the Silver Slugger and/or Gold Glove?
Do older players really wear down more quickly than youngsters as summer turns to fall?
An event full of sound and fury – signifying something rare and amazing.
Do a player’s weight and age affect cold weather performance? What if he was brought up in a cold climate?
It’s hard to hit when the temperature drops, but harder yet when you don’t move around on the field.