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2014 NL Team Pitching, Defense, and Parks

After a comment on my last 2014 National League Starting Pitching ranking post about Fielding Independent Pitching, I thought it would be valuable to present a basic resource about FIP to show its versatility and importance. In general, FIP is a statistic that is now… [More]

Resource: Fun with FIP, 2011-2013

One of the issues with Wins Above Replacement (WAR) statistics is that they are typically calculated with statistics that are removed from actual runs scored and allowed. This is especially true with pitching WAR in many cases, which are based around pitchers’ Fielding Independent Pitching… [More]

Correcting Performances

By on October 18, 2012

Correcting Performances

One of the problems with ranking baseball players is that any stat you choose as the basis for those rankings is going to have some blind spots, biases, or shortcomings that influence the rankings. We saw this problem in the recent arguments about the AL… [More]

Exploration: Exceeding / Underplaying FIP

In case you had not heard, yesterday the Milwaukee Brewers released struggling southpaw Randy Wolf. Yesterday, Jaymes noted the news, and effectively summarized Wolf’s legacy in Milwaukee while looking forward: Thus, looking back, was the Wolf signing a good one? Probably not. But it’s not… [More]

Fielding versus Bullpen: Efficiency

My dad called the other afternoon to talk about the Brewers. He asked me a simple question: is there any one stat that I can use to explain the difference between the 2011 and 2012 Brewers. I hmm’d and haw’d for a bit, before saying,… [More]

FIP Tales of Yore

By on June 16, 2012

FIP Tales of Yore

My grandfather pitched the greatest game in the history of baseball. I’m sure of it — tall tales be damned. The way he tells it, he pitched in amateur and independent leagues, and also while he was overseas serving his country. He never made it… [More]

Brewers Round Up: May 10, 2012

The Brewers lost to the Reds in heartbreaking fashion yesterday, wasting a phenomenal start by Zack Greinke and failing to capitalize with runners on base in the bottom of the 9th. The Reds took the series from the Brewers, who receive a much-needed day off… [More]

Randy Wolf is a Better Pitcher than Zack Greinke

In 2009, Zack Greinke pitched one of the greatest seasons in the “live ball era” by a pitcher 25 or younger. Facing 915 batters, Greinke struck out more than 240 batters, walked only 51, and allowed 11 home runs. Allowing 64 runs in nearly 230… [More]

Efficiency and Yovani Gallardo

Adam McCalvy reported at MLB.com that the Milwaukee Brewers are looking to increase Yovani Gallardo’s efficiency. Ron Roenicke introduced an interesting idea while discussing Gallardo’s efficiency: “Sometimes it’s not throwing the nastiest pitch you have the first pitch…There’s a lot of guys that you don’t… [More]

2011: Fielding By Fielding Independent Pitching

First and foremost, I would like to say that I am thrilled to be a part of Disciples of Uecker after a couple of great years with JSOnline as Bernie’s Crew. I feel extremely fortunate to work with a staff of great writers, and I… [More]