Another Look at DIPS

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.

Win Share Notes

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.

Introducing PrOPS

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.

Whither the Closer?  Part Two

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!

Closer

Do managers use their closers effectively? Here’s a look, based on some insight contained in The Hardball Times Bullpen Book.