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Pitching vs. Hitting

Several recent posts have talked about what it would take for the Royals to be in contention next year. Is it as simple as adding two decent starting pitchers? Yost said YES - but what do the...

This goes out to all the early morning nerds. I stumbled upon this fun li'l tidbit before the sun...

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This goes out to all the early morning nerds. I stumbled upon this fun li'l tidbit before the sun rose: The Rays had the second worst BABIP in the league (tied at three decimals with the Giants), but had 1 of the league's only 9 teams with above average hitting (over a 100 wRC+, that is). Only two ways you can do that: (1) dingers and (2) great OBP skills.

Visualizing the Most and Least Cost Effective Run Creators in 2010

Who were the most cost efficient run creators in 2010? Hint: they're typically young and cheap

Ok, so he’s good, but how good? The PLUS metrics

When looking at advanced statistical metrics, one has to take raw numbers with a grain of salt. The "+" metrics help us to take account of the time when a player played and the park he played in.

The Big Hurt VS The Mang (wRC+)

Frank Thomas is Pujols' number one ranked comparable player on Baseball Prospectus. I take a look at each player's first nine seasons in the MLB and how they compare based on wRC+. Admittedly, I used this post as an exercise to develop a better understanding of wRC+ and why it's better than wOBA+. And I just wanted to use my Saturday afternoon thinking/writing about baseball.

Counting Rocks: There are so many statistics....which one should I use?

Learn about wOBA, perhaps the best statistic yet to evaluate hitters, in an in-depth step-by-step explanation.

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