Does a proficient base stealer on first base distract or disrupt the pitcher?
Answering a few questions.
David takes a look at Jeff Francoeur’s hot start and not-so-hot finish.
That’s Defense Efficiency Ratio to you.
Catch up on the Daily Graphings with a double-sized look at Coco Crisp (with PitchZone analysis) and the disappointing Ted Lilly.
Dan takes an opportunity to make corrections in his THT Baseball Annual 2006 article “Are You Feeling Lucky?”
To get into the Hall of Fame will Mark McGwire have to buy a ticket?
A cool new way to evaluate pitchers.
David takes a look at Bronson Arroyo’s midseason collapse.
Picking up on last week’s column, Dave gives the batted-ball results of some of the most interesting pitchers in baseball.
That’s the question Dan takes on this week when considering sacrifice flies.
David tries to figure out how the chances of getting a hit changes with the location of each pitch.
Dave follows up on a couple of issues from last week’s article. Really, he just likes to play with data.
Dan delves into the depths of OPS as a tribute to his biggest fan.
David takes a look at Sammy Sosa’s horrible 2005 and a report that he may be headed to the Nationals.
David makes it easier to do, with a little help from his friends batting average and Manny Ramirez. (Hint: Manny stinks.)
David takes a look at Jeff Weaver’s minuscule walk rate and why it didn’t bring him as much success as it could have.
David takes a look at Corey Patterson’s awful second half.
David examines why Ryan Franklin won’t do any better in Philly.
Well, maybe not pictures. More like graphs. Really pretty graphs. With a surprising finding at the end.