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Quarter Season Crisis

By on May 20, 2013

Quarter Season Crisis

.215/.276/.339 Traditional baseball fans know that this slash line is not a particularly good one. All three stats (batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage) are below the current league average. .615 OPS /.271 wOBA /68 wRC+ Fans of baseball’s advanced metrics (Sabermetricians, statheads, Saberheads, nerds, number crunchers,… [More]

Extend Gallardo Now!

By on December 11, 2012

Extend Gallardo Now!

The climate for right handed starting pitching exploded over the weekend, for two distinct reasons. First and foremost, ace-in-waiting Zack Greinke rode the coattails of Matt Cain‘s record deal (and the strength of Cole Hamels‘ extension) to a record deal for RHP (and an annual… [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]

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]

Cutter City and Contract Considerations

Last night, I noticed that Zack Greinke’s moving fastball showed up frequently during his start. The right-handed ace-once-again went cutter crazy upon announcing his new pitch, selecting it more than 19% of the time during his April starts. As a result, approximately 71% of Greinke’s… [More]

Contract Comparisons: Zack Greinke Update

Major League Baseball fans were abuzz with excitement all day yesterday, as the news cycle churned out report after report about extremely large contract extensions. San Francisco Giants ace Matt Cain signed on for at least five more years in the Bay Area, landing more… [More]