Because it keeps it simple, stupid.
Many ballparks have unique features. Do all of them affect game play at a significant level?
What is the coldest month of the baseball calendar? Are the Minnesota Twins destined to freeze every year? We look at those questions and more.
Extreme spin deflection and plus velocity meet in the person of one Marcus Stroman.
The Tigers have been one of the slowest teams in the game in recent years. Will that change in 2014?
Putting normalized stats into context.
How do hitters go about combating the inevitable effects of aging?
The metrics for catcher defense have expanded in recent years. Are they all telling the same story?
Introducing pBABIP, a stat that simplifies the process of predicting batting average on balls in play.
The optimal strategy for challenging calls might surprise you.
With the increase in the three true outcomes and the rise in infield shifts, is infield defense as important as it used to be?
Teams are often lambasted for paying high price tags for “proven” closers. But in some cases, doing so helps teams save a good deal of money.
Come for the fabulous correlation tool, stay for the advanced batted ball analysis.
A continued exploration of what kind of attributes make a hitter appear more or less consistent throughout the season.
Some teams are reliable performers, others are far from it
One of the offseason’s favorite timewasters.
Can stats leaders predict voting leaders through the years?
Your favorite version of WAR might say something very different from mine. Who’s right and how do we handle it?
Hooray for average.
The WPS Index comes back, just in time for October. (And late September.)