Aaron takes a look at what to expect from the newest Japanese League imports.
How extreme of a pitcher’s park is it? How would Derek Lowe have performed had he pitched for the Dodgers in ’02-’04? How will the changes to the park affect its effect on runs scored? The answers to these questions and more!
Complete DRA Test Results for 2001-03
Explanation of DRA Testing Methodology
Includes an introduction and summary of results, explanation of DRA testing methodology, and complete DRA test results for 2001-03
Michael Humphreys reintroduces his revolutionary new fielding statistic, in the first of a three-part series.
Steve takes a close look at the decade of the 1910s, and the transition between the Deadball and live ball eras. We see that there were quite a number of dazzling hitting performances obscured by spit, slime, scratches, and stains.
Roger Clemens is getting $18 million? Win Shares, salaries and the big bucks thrown at the top players.
The best reliever in the major leagues last year wasn’t high on the list of Save or Hold leaders. Can you guess who he was?
In the second of a series on relief pitching, Studes takes a unique look at team bullpens — including THT’s official team bullpen rankings.
Looking at the LOOGY’s and ROOGY’s of 2004.
Steve conducts the “careful scoring-environment context assessment” look at the achievements of the best players of the 1930s that he challenged himself to do last April. You might want to print this one out: it’s mighty hefty!
What it is, and why we like it.
Robert looks at what high and moderate pitching workloads might tell us about future performance.
In the lid-lifter of a twin bill, Steve estimates the impact that the 1963-68 top-of-the-shoulder-to-the-bottom-of-the-knee rule book strike zone had on every player’s and every team’s numbers. Maybe it “really” wasn’t as much of a pitcher’s era as we might think.
A quick look at not only who hit what, but who hit what when.
Come along with Steve, as he explores a wonderful new database that catalogues how well (or badly) various pitchers have been able to dominate that imaginary three-dimensional rectangle. We gain a new appreciation of just why they were so Dazzled.
Brian Sabean just signed a 37-year-old shortstop to a three-year contract. What was he thinking? A look at age, salaries and a couple of Francos.
Robert looks at the first of the reference annuals to hit the market.
Another sneak preview of The Hardball Times 2004 Baseball Annual, this time revealing the batting tendencies of major league batters.