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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]

The Mirage of the “Retooled” Brewers Bullpen

The 2012 Brewers bullpen had the worst earned-run average (ERA) in baseball: 4.66. The 2013 Brewers bullpen had the fifth-best ERA in baseball: 3.19. Because this dramatic improvement in ERA coincided with an overhaul of the bullpen, it’s tempting to chalk it up to great… [More]

2012 NL 100+ IP Rankings

By on November 1, 2012

2012 NL 100+ IP Rankings

In 2012, the National League was a robust replacement league, which made mid-level performances (and mid-IP performances) more valuable throughout the season. Overall, National League clubs employed 73 regular starters to work 100+ innings in 2012. Those regular starters averaged between 28 and 29 G… [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]

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]