Popular Articles

John Hirschbeck

Umpire John Hirschbeck Favored Cubs in Game Three

Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique charts to determine if John Hirschbeck called an even game behind the plate in Game Three of the World Series.

In Case You Missed It

The Evolving Strike Zone in the PITCHf/x Era

Ian York has examined the evolving strike zone since 2008 and found some interesting changes to keep an eye on during the 2015 season.

Major League Baseball Player Contracts Are Non-Linear

With Major League Baseball player contracts growing year by year, Tony Kosinski and Justin Gorman look to figure out what the value of large deals is.

The What Did I Just See!? Factor

Every day in baseball, there are plays that elicit gasps from spectators. The home-run-saving leap at the wall. An outfielder leaving his feet and...

Pitches and Stuff: Two-Seam Fastball

The two-seam fastball is thrown at the same speed as the four-seam fastball, but it can have a very distinct break. Mike Richmond explores why.

More Articles

What Makes Rich Hill A Successful Pitcher?

Ian York takes a look at what makes the Dodgers' Rich Hill a good pitcher. He'll be facing the Astros Justin Verlander in Game...

Just How Good Is Clayton Kershaw?

The Houston Astros will be facing the best pitcher in baseball on Tuesday night. Ian York takes a close look at what the Los...

Alex Cora Named New Red Sox Manager

The Boston Red Sox have named Alex Cora to be the fifth manager of the team in the John W. Henry era. Rick Rowand...

The Road Map For 2018

Cot’s Baseball Contracts estimates that the Red Sox have a touch over $202M already on the books for next year. They also just finished...

Sports & Sorts ALDS, Farrell Gone, Pedroia Surgery and Yanks Advance!

This week we spend 30 mins talking about Dustin Pedroia's knee problems and what is in store for him in the future, John Farrell's...