Jordan’s Research Ramblings: Predictive wOBAcon Soup for the Soul
While we still have playoff drama, the offseason has already begun for most teams. This has meant tons of mock drafts and more time for in-depth ruminative analysis–one of my favorite times of year.
Jordan’s Research Ramblings: Expected Power Based on Fly Ball Distance – MLB Observations
My social distancing experience thus far is best summed up in two ways: increased hours of Fallout 4 (underrated!) and Outer Worlds on PlayStation, and ruminations on baseball power metrics. Let’s continue with the latter!
Taming Tim Anderson’s BABIP Monster
Tim Anderson BABIPd .399 last year. Beware. Stay away. Sell high. …Right?
Pete Alonso is for real
From the moment Pete Alonso’s sixth major league home run splash landed in Atlanta, he’s been on the national radar.
Using Statcast’s ‘expected statistics’ to dispel fears about slow starts
The baseball fanatic in me, and hopefully in you, loves when Statcast releases a new tool to try and help us understand the game. This year, it’s publicly available “expected statistics.” For hitters, that means using the percentage of time a batted ball equals a certain result to determine what
Chad Pinder possesses some of baseball’s sneakiest power
The 2018 leaderboard for barrels per batted ball event (min. 50 batted balls) reads like a home run derby bracket, or maybe a list of baseball’s strongest men. That’s especially true for the first 17 names. But at No. 18, right ahead of reigning American League MVP Mookie Betts, is
Brandon Lowe’s bat will play no matter where he takes the field
The pre-arbitration extension is one of baseball’s popular new trends. But one might have slipped under the radar this offseason: the new deal signed by Tampa Bay Rays’ youngster Brandon Lowe. Late on March 19, Ken Rosenthal reported that Lowe had signed a 6 year, $24 million deal with Tampa
Dynasty’s Child Episode 47: Episode 47: Baseball Villainy With Emma Baccellieri of Sports Illustrated
The Boys Are Back with special guest Emma Baccellieri! Lance McCullers and future value (2:40) Tom Murphy demoted…what are you doing with him? (6:02) Alex Wood and his value (7:36) GUEST SEGMENT w/ Emma Baccellieri of Sports Illustrated Mike Trout (12:26) Daniel Palka (16:02) Trevor Bauer (17:25) Jake deGrom (18:52) Chris
Statcast Data Primer For Diagnosing Player Performance
Is Yoan Moncada a “flyball revolution” guy? Has Francisco Cervelli raised his launch angle? What about Xander Bogaerts, has he become a different type of hitter? Did Trevor Bauer really cheat for an inning to prove a point? These are just a few of the questions that I’ve answered for
Statcast Primer: What Do I Need To Know?
Hi. My name is Jim. I write about launch angles, exit velocities, expected on-base averages, barrels and all manner of things that try to answer the question “why?” Why do baseball stats like batting average, WHIP, home runs, earned run average, isolated slugging percentage and on-base percentage become what they