Baseball Analytics

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Sabermetrics

Billy Martin

The New “Billy Ball”

In 2003, Michael Lewis published his deep dive into what became an analytics revolution. “Moneyball” popularized Bill James theories on analytics and thrust Billy Beane reluctantly into the baseball spotlight. Take away Brad Pitt, an A’s historic win streak, and…

Isn’t It Ironic … Don’t You Think

Bill James, the father of Sabermetrics, called bunting “usually a waste of time.” Super Agent Scott Boras referred to the defensive shift as “discriminatory”, in part because his client Bryce Harper was struggling against the tactic. How do these extreme…

Inning Outcomes

Does the inning affect player production? Do certain batters perform better under pressure (in the late innings of a ball game when the outcome usually hangs in the balance)? Conversely, can we derive any patterns from a pitcher’s performance over…

Send ‘Em to The Pen

Baseball player development is in a really cool place at the moment with the ability to rely on advanced technology and data to evaluate players’ performances and what’s best for those players moving forward. Something that goes overlooked outside of…