Who are the league leaders in stuff only The Hardball Times tracks?
Not 10 graphs, some graphs.
J.C. analyzes the predictive power of DIPS and digs a little deeper to examine how much control, if any, pitchers have over hits on balls in play.
It’s a little early in the season to be discussing Win Shares, but here are some of the Win Share figures that merit discussion.
While there is no such thing as a perfect metric to evaluate how well a player is playing absent luck, J.C. thinks there may be a way to get a better grasp on how well players are performing than just relying on the standard raw statistics.
Steve, er, closes his four-part series focusing on modern bullpen usage — how it came to be, and where it might be headed. And he (finally!) gets around to offering answers to those questions he’s been dragging around for three weeks!
A closer look at some of the 2005 individual baseball stats now available on the Hardball Times.
Consider this a pseudo-review of Michael Schell’s Baseball’s All-Time Best Sluggers.
Steve’s examination of the modern bullpen has been through the LOOGYs: we’re ready to bring on the Closer.
A look at the lineups across the major leagues
The Yankees have a shakeup, Juan Rincon is suspended, Kerry Wood will be out at least 3 weeks and the rest of the news around the majors.
The Hardball Times’ 2005 Graphs are up. Here’s the background.
Alex Rodriguez sets a Yankee Stadium record, Bud Selig wants tougher steroid penalties, Ken Griffey Jr. finally homers and the rest of the news around the majors.
Aaron looks at some of the wacky early season numbers around baseball.
Looking for some pitchers who FIP might not catch.
How did major league hitters fare in 2004 relative to what we’d expect from their number of Line Drives, Fly Balls, and Ground Balls?
A quick look back at last season’s stats, to see who’s most likely to improve this year.
The objective — establish the average home field advantage for the 1999-2004 period. The results? Well, see for yourself…
Announcing The Hardball Times Bullpen Book — a different look at a controversial subject.
Do managers use their closers effectively? Here’s a look, based on some insight contained in The Hardball Times Bullpen Book.