Research & Analytics

Jeffrey
Zimmerman
December 08, 2016 1:05 AM GMT
Do "meatballs" thrown down the middle of the plate get hit harder than other pitches? Are some pitchers more prone to throwing "meatballs" than others? And does it really matter?
Brandon
Gavett
December 01, 2016 1:06 AM GMT
In this article, three of the most common approaches to valuing players are directly compared.
Arik
Florimonte
November 17, 2016 1:05 AM GMT
Home run rates regress to 10% of flyballs. Or do they?
Jeffrey
Zimmerman
November 11, 2016 1:05 AM GMT
Getting hit by a pitch can hurt. Do certain batters have a tendency to get hit more than others, and if so, do those who get hit frequently age differently or miss more time due to injury?
Arik
Florimonte
July 22, 2016 12:03 AM GMT
The Strikeouts-minus-Walks metric works well as a quick gauge of SP effectiveness. But can it help us find elite pitchers on the rise?
Arik
Florimonte
June 16, 2016 12:03 AM GMT
In which we coax newPQS to reveal what it knows of future events.
Matthew
Cederholm
June 07, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
The ribbon-cutting ceremony complete, expected wins joins the Forecaster's Toolbox.
Brandon
Gavett
June 02, 2016 12:03 AM GMT
Part 2 of this research column attempts to develop new methods for detecting changes in pitching performance and playing time.
Brad
Kullman
May 27, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
A hitter's ability and willingness to drive the ball to the opposite field may tell us a lot about his potential for long-term success.
Nick
Trojanowski
May 13, 2016 12:03 AM GMT
Does looking at September+April splits better predict changes in performance over the rest of the season than looking at April splits alone?

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