Category Archives: General

Park Neutralized Stats

One thing that gives people like me headaches is having to deal with the fact that all ballparks are different. Don’t get me wrong, the uniqueness of the sport is part of what makes baseball so special. But it’s an … Continue reading

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Gauging the First Half

Instead of making a post about mid-season awards, which we are sure to see a few of during the All-Star break, I figured I’d try something different. Let’s take a look at how individual plays affect a team’s postseason probabilities. … Continue reading

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Reunions

There has been a lot of attention being paid to 30th anniversary of the 1986 New York Mets, especially with their reunion this weekend. In addition to being one of the best teams in baseball history, they are one of … Continue reading

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MLB.tv Game Changer (formerly Dashboard)

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been watching a game on MLB.tv and all of the sudden, my twitter feed blows up when something big happens, like Giancarlo Stanton hitting another 450+ ft homerun. But I missed it … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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