Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 26

Disciples of Uecker

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Resource: FIPChart

By on October 16, 2012

Resource: FIPChart

I use Fielding Independent Pitching stats rather frequently in my pitching analysis, which can be useful or terrible depending on how transparent I am about how I’m using the stat. So, here it is, all of my assumptions and prejudices about FIP. (1) I prefer… [More]

Bronson Arroyo Wins Championships

When I started my 2012 runs prevented calculations — calculating each NL starter’s expected, park-adjusted runs allowed against his actual runs allowed, I was shocked to learn that Bronson Arroyo had such a strong season for the Reds. After serving as a near-replacement pitcher in… [More]

What the Reds and Giants say about pitching

The 2012 Divisional series between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds seems a fitting, if ironic, match-up. After gaining the reputation of a hitting heavy club without much pitching in the unwelcoming confines of Great American Ballpark, the Reds won 97 games while scoring… [More]

One Final Round-Up

By on October 4, 2012

One Final Round-Up

So, here we are. The 2012 MLB season officially closed yesterday, of course, not without some drama. Unfortunately for Brewers fans, our Milwaukee nine were far removed from the playoff-shaping drama yesterday. After 2011′s seemingly unstoppable club, after the replacement player and injuries saga, after… [More]

Tuesday Round Up: Winning Season!

Last night, the Brewers won their 82nd game of 2012 at Miller Park. Shaun Marcum escaped trouble and limited the damage with his walks, finishing six innings while allowing two runs. The Brewers’ bats powered their attack with three home runs, thanks to Rickie Weeks,… [More]

Thursday Lunch: Power/Speed, Changing Speeds

I’m tempted to say that it’s miracle time in Milwaukee, but y’all already knew that. In a sudden playoff race that required the Brewers to keep winning, well, now the Milwaukee nine simply need to win out. Last night, the Brewers beat the Reds in… [More]

Rebuilding in Two Easy Months

On July 27, my wife and I were enjoying the Olympic opening ceremonies at a neighborhood bar in Cleveland. Preparing for our impending move back to Wisconsin, we were celebrating our year in Ohio. Watching the Olympics seemed like an easy decision; the Brewers were… [More]

Spinning Wheels

By on September 20, 2012

Spinning Wheels

One of the difficult aspects of following a sudden Wild Card contender is that the cybermarket is flooded with loads of virtual ink analyzing said team and verifying the “what-ifs.” Of course, if this type of run happens to a team virtually overnight, there might… [More]

Tuesday Lunch: In Gallardo We Trust

As I previewed earlier this morning, the Brewers open their final 16-game stretch to continue their improbable Wild Card run. I am writing this as a separate feature because, frankly, Yovani Gallardo deserves a lot of credit for his recent stretch of starts. One of… [More]


By on September 18, 2012


What a wonderful day off on Monday — a nice opportunity to let Wily Peralta‘s dominant outing sink in, but also to step away from Wild Card insanity for a moment. Now that’s that. The Brewers begin their final run of the season, a grueling… [More]