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The Premature Commitment to Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson just received the largest contract ever for a player with less than one year of service time. Anderson signed a contract that guaranteed him 25 million dollars over 6 years, plus two options that could double his contract. 451 more words

Predict the Pitch ! Fun with Baseball Research


To predict the pitch type, given the following parameters.


Data Analysis

Saves and Relief Pitcher Usage Over 56 Years

The role of the save artist has morphed over time.  In the past, it was not uncommon for a reliever to work multiple innings in an appearance in order to earn a save.  771 more words

Baseball SeRies: Computing Park Factors.

As pointed out in Practicing Sabermetrics, one of the major characteristics of Baseball is the fact that the dimensions of a field may vary from one ballpark to the next.   358 more words

Hocus Throwcus: How RA Dickey Fooled Us All (everyone except Major League hitters that is)

Imagine for a moment that you’re the GM of a Major League Baseball team. It’s something every fan has done at some point or another. Whether you’re shouting obscenities at your TV or tinkering with your fantasy team, we’ve all imagined what it would be like to call the shots for a big league club. 2,227 more words

Columnist says Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is using alternative facts to explain his team's struggles in 2017

Bernie Miklasz, who covered the St. Louis Cardinals for 26 years, relies on advanced metrics to illustrate that the team’s manager, Mike Matheny, has incorrectly blamed younger players for problems in 2017. 72 more words

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