The Royals cracked the code. Now the rest of baseball is on to their secret.
For the first time online, here is Jeff’s essay from THT 2017.
“I don’t buy any of that crap.”
Seasonal graphs with interesting takeaways about the Cubs, Indians, Red Sox, Twins, and hopefully your favorite team.
Some interesting insights into what happens when balls are hit in the air.
How do catchers do what they do?
Can just anybody play first base?
Are defenders getting the credit they truly deserve?
Scaling an outfield wall is even more difficult than it looks.
What does it take to be a good worm burner?
Taking another look at one of the more exciting plays in baseball.
What hitters did, what they should have done, and how some over- or under-achieved.
How often does the MVP win the Silver Slugger and/or Gold Glove?
What are the most beautiful, amazing and exciting plays in baseball? Let’s have one more look.
What are the most beautiful, amazing and exciting plays in baseball? Let’s have a look.
How a small-market team fills a position economically — and sometimes very well.
Analysts for 30 teams no doubt are digging into this right now.
A little bit of baseball’s quirky weirdness soon will be slipping away.
Now that we have more information, is it time to update our values?
Fly balls, Lorenzo Cain and moving pigs: all part of the calculations.