Jul 13, 2021
Mathematically Discovering Jack Leiter’s MLB Pitch Comps
In the months preceding the Major League Baseball draft, the buzz around the top draft-eligible pitchers start to come about. Baseball news outlets love to…
Jul 09, 2021
Improving Pythagorean Winning %
The Pythagorean Win Percentage for baseball was created by Bill James to correlate a team’s winning percentage to their expected win percentage. His initial equation…
Jul 06, 2021
Plate Discipline and Hit Tools
As the Tigers focused on pitching during the early stages of the rebuild, it has started to make its presence felt at the Major League…
Jul 01, 2021
Sidearm Pitchers with Reverse Splits this year???
As a right-handed submarine pitcher, you hear countless times that you will be more effective against righties and will struggle against left-handed hitters. The past…
Jun 30, 2021
Physics in Real Life: Bombs Hidden within the Bender
Hitters are often told by their coaches to “hunt the fastball,” to look to drive a fastball rather than seek out a breaking ball that…
Jun 24, 2021
The Curse of the Triple Play
Why was I screaming at my TV in agony as the Yankees turned their first triple play of the year on May 21st to get…
May 25, 2021
Identifying Overlooked Position Players with K-Means Clustering
Baseball analytics have long been focused on helping teams gain a competitive advantage by finding players their competitors have overlooked for one reason or another….
May 20, 2021
Where did their Spin go?
Usually when a pitcher adds more spin to his fastball you see a relatively similar increase in velocity; however, these 5 pitchers go against this…
May 19, 2021
Karinchak had Glasnow’s Curveball… and Said No
In his abbreviated rookie year, James Karinchak dominated out of the Cleveland Indians’ bullpen. He was a little wild, but striking out 48.6% of batters…
May 11, 2021
Coors Field’s Impact on Pitch Movement
Coors Field has long been synonymous with offensive slugfests which give pitchers nightmares. In addition to this, we know that the higher altitude in Denver…
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