Why do some pitchers advance successfully through minor league levels, while some don’t? There’s more than “stuff” involved.
How does it feel to be all on your own for the first time on a major league mound?
Sometimes, it makes no sense for a team to add another good relief pitcher.
The reasons for keeping a failing player on one’s team range all over the map, but the core cause is misinterpretation.
The reasons for keeping a failing player on a team range all over the map.
The difference between a perfect game and a one-hit shutout is negligible. But the emotion we pour into that tiny difference is immense.
How much credit should the pitcher get for reining in runners? Here’s a framework for figuring that out.
As quickly as I had gone from excitement to disinterest upon first laying eyes on the southpaw, the reverse occurred.
The second of two posts that attempt to bring together all of the available information on the Tommy John surgery.
The first of two posts that attempt to bring together all of the available information on the Tommy John surgery.
You have to wonder how a guy can stand upright in a batter’s box while another guy standing just 60 feet and six inches away fires a series of missiles so close to him.
Taking you deep into the situations behind situational wins.
Should the eephus pitch be thrown more frequently?
It’s pretty hard to record 27 outs without allowing a hit but not strike anyone out, but it has been done before.
As we see with the case of Danny Salazar, not necessarily.
There are many variables at play. Can they be teased out?
A first attempt at defining the vertical edges of the strike zone for the Edge% metric.
Extreme spin deflection and plus velocity meet in the person of one Marcus Stroman.
Can we predict what type of pitches certain pitchers will throw?
For the first time online, here is Jon’s SABR Award-nominated essay from THT 2014.