Having looked at starting pitcher leveraging of the last few months, there’s still another issue to tackle: which franchises did it the most.
A look at past top high school pitching prospects with an eye towards this Thursday’s draft.
Could the Cardinals have won it all in 1941 if they had just brought up their young phenom a little earlier? Guy named Musial?
Read and find out when starting pitcher leveraging rose and fell over the decades.
Which managers did the most and least leveraging of the starting pitchers in baseball history? Click here and find out.
David Gassko reviews Derek Zumsteg’s new book, and comes away very impressed.
Take a look at Jonathan Eig’s new book on Jackie Robinson’s rookie season.
A continuation of Part 5, this lists the teams that saw the fewest LHP, and then gives the L# for just about every team from the days when teams leveraged their pitchers.
Previous articles showed platoon leveraging was a key component to pitcher leveraging. This article, examining SP platoon leveraging head-on, uncovers some interesting information that offers a modest revision to a point Bill James made in his Historical Abstract.
With the help of the masochistic Eric Chalek (he’s a regular reader—what more proof is needed?) we’ll take a look at four more potential Hall of Fame clunkers (plus a surprise!—No Dave I’m not quitting; nice try though).
The Hall of Famers tomorrow … today!
John looks at the history of hitting to the opposite field. Are hitters using the opposite field more now than in the past?
The inspiration for this study was a work that claimed Wes Ferrell, if adjusted for how he was leveraged, was as good in his prime as Lefty Grove. Yet AOWP+ indicates that Wes Ferrell was rather poorly leveraged. What gives?
Nerd fight, part two.
After going over best/worst leveraged careers and single seasons in the first two articles, how ’bout we figure out how important it was, and how much it impacted pitchers’ stats?
… the baseball Hall of Fame?
Picking up where he left off on Wednesday, Jeff looks at the future Hall of Famers taking the mound in the junior circuit.
On April 10, 1897, Ross Youngs was born. By the time he was 21, he was a major league regular. Just more than 10 years later, Youngs was dead. In that short time, however, he managed to construct a career deemed worthy of the Hall of Fame.
David continues his look at the evolution of league quality, and gives us some conclusions.
There are probably 50 or 60 future Hall of Famers playing the major leagues right now. Jeff tries to figure out who they are.