Written by Scott Steinberg Increasingly publicized voting ballots, heated debates over social media, and a seemingly higher frequency of controversial Curt Schilling tweets mean that the release of the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017 is here. This voting season’s significance is marked by the final year of Tim Raines’s voting eligibility, the first… Read More Predicting the Next Year’s Worth of Baseball Hall of Famers
By: John McCool (@desertrose28) Long Home Runs From Unusual Suspects On a hot mid-July afternoon, Starling Marte launched a 430-foot long home run against reliever Oliver Perez into the left field bleachers giving his team a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighteenth inning against the Nationals. Of his nine home runs in 2016,… Read More Long Home Runs from Unusual Suspects
Note: This was piece was written as part of a hackathon sponsored by TruMedia By Steven Silverman (@Silver_Stats) Introduction TruMedia’s detailed pitch-by-pitch data allow for extraordinarily deep analysis. Having access to velocity, spin, and movement for every pitch, plus the identifying information about the involved parties and the outcome of the pitch and the… Read More A New Method for Clustering Pitchers
By John McCool On Wednesday evening, the Toronto Blue Jays advanced to the American League Championship Series for the first time since 1993. After falling behind two games to the Texas Rangers, the Blue Jays rallied to win three straight in dramatic fashion. The final game at the Rogers Center was capped by a wild… Read More Toronto Blue Jays ALCS Outlook
“…there is an underlying structure between types of pitchers without considering the outcomes of at-bats.”… Read More The Principal Components of Pitching: 2015 Introduction
By Ron Yurko (@flyingSerb21) It’s easy to forget how long the baseball season really is. In 2014 it seemed the Oakland Athletics were destined for glory, with blockbuster trades for aces like Samardzija and Lester it was clear the A’s were going for a deep run in the playoffs. Except the MLB season is 162… Read More Abandon Ship… in May?
By Byung Joon Yoon What can we expect from Kang Jung-ho, the newest recruit of the Pittsburgh Pirates hailing from Korea? The Pirates spent 16 million dollars on posting for Kang over a guaranteed 4-year contract. Then the question becomes, can Kang live up to the expectation of the team and prove worthy of his… Read More What can we expect from Kang Jung-ho?