Reliever performance, and manager evaluations of that performance, can be fickle.
The demographics of baseball have changed greatly over the history of the game, but not always in the way we’d expect.
While everyone hopes for the next island superstar, what do the numbers really tell us?
Sometimes the truth is more mundane than fiction.
Creating pitch tunnels is great, but should doing so be the gold standard factor in pitch selection?
If the game report says it was warm and breezy, was that really the case on the field?
Seeking the balance between skill and “the mean” when determining just how good players truly are.
Now that there is data on manager challenges, we can get to the heart of this question.
“Optimal coverage” and “total coverage” are not the same thing.
The Killer-Bs and some killer pitching make the Astros a team to take seriously.
One player best illustrates the contrast between pure scouting and pure statistical evaluation.
Playing every day and being awesome all season is not an easy feat.
An examination of how much home field advantage matters in the postseason.
Win Probability Added is a great metric, but we can improve upon it.
What do we mean by consistency, and do we want it from our players?
Do pitchers with different styles make a difference?
New research into measuring pitching on a pitch-by-pitch basis.
Can small sample sizes actually tell us something significant about players’ performance?
An encouraging step toward designing a reliable fielding metric for minor leaguers.
It’s time that we try to capture human factors when evaluating future performance.