Category Archives: General

Game Star Ratings

I’ve added a star rating to each game. It measures the “enjoyability” of a game based on a few different factors. There are many elements to a game that can make it enjoyable to the unbiased fan. I’ve tried to … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, General, Statistical Analysis | 5 Comments

2016 Retrosheet Database

One of the best days of every offseason for a baseball nerd is Retrosheet annual end of season release day. It’s the day one of the best sites on the internet releases the play by play data from the previous … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, General, Site Additions | Leave a comment

2011 Royals Farm System

The Royals are on the brink of winning their first World Series in 30 years, leading the Mets three games to one. While it’s certainly not over (5 of 43 teams have come back from being down 3-1 in the … Continue reading

Posted in General, Historical, Statistical Analysis | Leave a comment

Top Plays of the 2015 Postseason (so far)

During the postseason, I have been making series win probability charts. They’re available on the front page of the site and regularly on Twitter. I’ve also been calculating championship win probability (cWPA) added for all players. This is similar to … Continue reading

Posted in General, Statistical Analysis | Leave a comment

Greatest Postseason Comebacks

The Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals are headed for a decisive Game Five tonight. On Monday in Game Four, the Astros held a 6-2 lead and were just six outs from advancing to the ALCS. With one out in … Continue reading

Posted in General, Historical, Statistical Analysis | Leave a comment

Season Similarity Scores

While Bill James was writing his Abstracts in the 1980’s, he came up with Similarity Scores, which puts a number on how similar the statistics are from two different players. Scores can range from 1000 for the most identical players … Continue reading

Posted in General, Historical, Statistical Analysis | 2 Comments

Double Plays and Opportunities

One of my pet peeves in baseball is when an announcer mentions a stat without giving any context. It’s lazy and misleading and it’s usually done with counting stats. For example, both A.J. Pierzynski and Prince Fielder have grounded into … Continue reading

Posted in General, Quick Posts, Statistical Analysis | Leave a comment

Traveling Championship

Suppose the World Series winner from the previous season held a championship they had to defend every game, sort of a “championship belt”. I’ll call this the “traveling championship”. Once the traveling champion loses, the championship is then transferred to … Continue reading

Posted in General, Quick Posts | Leave a comment

Disparity in Division Quality

It’s time to change the playoff seeding, just as the NBA did recently. The following is each division’s record vs non-divisional opponents during the wild card era (1994-present). As you can see, the NL Central (.555) has the seventh best … Continue reading

Posted in General, Historical, Quick Posts, Statistical Analysis | Leave a comment

Greatest Comeback Seasons in History

Just like Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over”. Year after year, we watch magic numbers and debate whether or not a team is “done” or if they still have a chance to make the playoffs. Pennant races … Continue reading

Posted in General, Historical, Statistical Analysis | Leave a comment