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About Max MarchiMax is a statistician who does analysis on infectious diseases as a day job. When he is at home his attention shifts toward baseball data.
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Watch out! The numbers say the game is getting more boring.
Looking for the game's ultimate hackers.
Or why there are no articles by Max in October
To remove or not to remove a rolling starter in the ninth?
A defensive evaluation conundrum.
Max tries to further improve his estimate on runs saved by virtue of framing pitches
Digging further into the skill.
Max estimates the impact a catcher can have by framing pitches effectively.
A simple formula to assess how much a pitcher's ERA can be affected by his BABIP fluctuations
Poor control, release inconsistency... and a no-hitter.
Max explores batters' different tendencies in responding to different pitch locations
Mound heights, pitchers' injuries, altered deliveries: a quick tour on pitching release point.
Digging some more into the ability to locate curves.
Confirming the flaws and the strengths of the system.
Measuring pitchers' ability to hit spots.
In the final article of the series, Max ranks the top five World Series with the help of a statistical tool.
Automation vs. the human element: a comparison of rankings of the best World Series games.
Thrilling Championship Series games
Drama in Division Series baseball through the lenses of statistical tools.
Measuring baseball at its most dramatic, with the help of some advanced statistical tools.
Max begins a journey through the last three decades and a half in search of forgotten great games.
Looking for the ultimate hacker.
When pitchers increase the number of their weapons.
How to keep track of who's available.
Max refines his pitch classification algorithm... and gives out a promised spreadsheet.
Oh, no! Not another clutch hitting article.
Max expands on previous works by John Walsh and Dave Allen on platoon splits by pitch type
Revisting PITCHf/x pitch classification, with a little help from baseball lore.
Evaluating the arts of blocking pitches and keeping the runners honest.
Evaluating minor league shortstop defense.
The easiest position among the three?
If only he could hit
Some good throwers aren't so good at other things
Exploring the game-calling differences between Yankees catchers when C.C Sabathia is on the mound.
Why we still need to adjust run values for pitch count.
Batters who chase pitches way out of the zone.
Max explores the effect that workloads early in the season have on a pitcher's fastball speed by the end of the summer.
Being a rent-a-analyst for one day—for MGL.
The Giants lefty has traded one of his curves for a slider, with good results.
Can a fast runner help a fastball hitter?
He can bunt, he's a good two strikes hitter, he can play D and he runs the bases well.
Max tests the validity of an old baseball credo.
A tour inside Johan Santana's change-up and its deception.
Do pitchers throw differently to other pitchers?
Rules for success from PITCHf/x: Paint the corners, don't hang the breaking balls and fire the high heater.
Max shows a way to weight batted balls to get closer to an optimal defensive alignment
Fine tuning the positioning of fielders according to pitch selection
Painting the corners: How important is it for a pitcher?