Why does PITCHf/X seem to be more accurate than our own eyes?
if you want to understand Statcast, you need to know a little bit about radar.
Pitches might vary substantially in value based solely on when they’re thrown
Why did two seemingly similar home runs carry so differently?
So much of the detail of the game happens in extremely short time frames
Rounding the bases requires, well, rounding.
Fly balls, Lorenzo Cain and moving pigs: all part of the calculations.
Does pitch movement pose as large an obstacle to batter perception for the cut fastball as for other pitches?
You can’t make up for slow foot speed with a big lead
Answering every question you’ve ever had about baseballs dropped from on high.
There are no definitive conclusions to be made just yet, but there is enough data to start thinking critically.
This is one that everyone can wrap their head — and arms — around.
A detailed examination of how easy it is for the ball to get wrapped around Fenway’s Pesky Pole.
With the Giants back in the postseason, it’s an appropriate time to examine how a home run comes to land in McCovey Cove.
A spinning baseball does amazing things, as every good pitcher and frustrated hitter knows.
Using tools, we can see who really did make the best throws.
Let’s talk physics
A physical investigation.
We have the data model—time to collect video evidence.
The freak’s velocity keeps dropping—what gives?