December 12, 2013
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About Colin WyersColin Wyers, formerly a Marine Corps journalist, is a television director and video switcher operator. He lives in Davenport, IA with his wife and two girls. He is an avid Cubs fan.
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A second look at scoring bias.
It's all a matter of your point of view.
You, too, can be a sabermagician.
Fancy run estimators like linear weights explained in layman's terms.
How well do we know what we think we know?
Pretty accurately, but not perfectly.
Looking at updating a projection in-season. Beware of math.
A closer look at how regression to the mean affects players at the extremes.
Regression to the mean: good for groups, but it can't tell the future. A graphical analysis.
Does it help us predict future performance?
Why we should be spending less time arguing about BABIP, and more time looking at how to convert DIPS theory into runs.
A preview of shape of things to come.
Why some arguments don't need to be had.
Comparing FIP, xFIP and tRA.
Or deal with the draft. You choose.
The funny thing about the improbable is that it's not impossible.
Introducing Simple Zone Rating, and looking at infield defense since 1871. Yep, 1871.
How much of an effect does an umpire have?
Should Micah Owings hit or pitch?
Sometimes a big lead just means you have that much farther to go to get back to the bag.
A look at some of the top prospects in the Cubs' low minors.
What works for teams doesn't always work for players.
Ten run estimators enter. One leaves.
A "deadly accurate" look at why you shouldn't believe PECOTA when it comes to Matt Wieters.
Doubling back around to look at replacement level one more time.
Building a model to explain the money players make.
Is Jeff Francouer worth $12 million? Is anyone?
Another look at batted balls finds that pitchers have trouble getting hitters to hit the ball to fielders.
Putting theory into practice.
Never confuse the model for what you're measuring.
How and why is as important as what when it comes to finding out a player's true worth.
Are these high salaries really justified?