With the season almost over, Studes rambles on about a few things, including Victor Diaz, Win Expectancy and the 2004 Yankees’ place in history.
Double plays are a pitcher’s best friend. Studes takes a look at which infields would be voted “Most Popular” at pitcher high school.
Studes discusses why Win Shares are the best statistical tool to use for those MVP debates.
Studes pulls together a few graphs to illustrate how some major league teams are scoring runs this year.
Randy Johnson’s and Steve Carlton’s Win Shares, and the Win Share totals for each team this year.
A look at how players perform across the fourth dimension.
Larry shows how last week’s trade between the Dodgers and Marlins has illustrated the divide between sabermetrics and traditional analysis.
Studes gets lost wandering around this year’s ballparks.
A midseason look at each of the league’s best and worst fielding catchers.
Studes uses his entire Latin vocabulary for the title of his article, which is filled with non sequiturs and caveats. Alas, it is no magnum opus.
Now that ESPN is tracking Productive Outs, Larry takes one last look at the junk stat.
40% of the flyballs that Dustin Hermanson has allowed this year have been infield flies. Okay, that’s interesting, but what does it mean? Studes tries to figure it out.
He was the player traded more times than any other. That he knew, because the reporters told him so, over and over. He was the player who had played for more teams than any other. The big man didn’t need the reporters to tell him that. He had lived it; its reality never left his memory.
Steve fills us in on his recent participation in the Sixteenth Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, and provides some other vacation suggestions as well.
We’re not talking about Nathan Lane or Matthew Broderick, the former stars of “The Producers.” We’re talking about Scott Rolen, Vlad Guerrero and baseball’s run-producing stars. Dave takes a look at them all, and determines who should REALLY be leading each league in RBIs.
Dave’s last article on managerial strategies sparked a couple of e-mails that sparked some more research that sparked this article.
Dave looks at this year’s managers, and how often they use their favorite strategies.
Craig’s NCAA adjusted statistics for the top 250 hitters, to May 30.
Craig’s NCAA stats are complete and available for download as .pdf files.
We’re almost a third of the way through the season and the Red Sox, as expected, are having a fine year. In fact, there are so many players contributing to the team’s success, it’s hard to pick a team MVP. Dave looks to Win Shares for help.