We kick off our season preview week with some fascinating visual aids.
It’s time to build a better heat map.
The metrics for catcher defense have expanded in recent years. Are they all telling the same story?
Comparing demographics to years past.
Good news for southpaws: there are now more LH batters in recent years than ever before.
That’s a lot of frequent flyer miles.
A graphic tracking BBWAA voting over the years.
A graphic with all the homers and their flight paths.
Who added the most talent?
Matt Cain had one of the greatest pitching performances we’ll see in decades.
A vector spray chart that separates fly ball batters from their ground ball brethren.
Using z-scores to adjust for differences in talent spread.
Improving “plus stats” with standard deviations.
Fun with Hit Tracker Online’s home run tracking calculations.
A graphical look at the Pythagorean Formula.