Guarding the lines is a strategy used typically in the late innings of a close ballgame in order to defend against a ball pulled down the foul lines.
Left on base percentage, sometimes referred to as “strand rate,” is the percentage of runners that reach base but fail to score.
Zone Rating measures the percentage of balls in play in a fielder’s area of responsibility that he registers as an out.
Although players each have their own gear, MLB equipment is regulated. These are the rules players must abide by when it comes to the tools of their trade.
Linear weights is a term for systems of run estimators that assign run values to offensive events, based on the connections between events and the scoring of runs.
MLB playoff eligibility is determined by the players on the 40-man, or reserve roster, at 12 AM on September 1 of each season.
Pete Hodges explains how leverage Index quantifies the potential influence one play has on the outcome of a game, given the score, inning, and base/out situation.
Win expectancy and win probability added are two statistics that measure the narrative of the game based on empirical evidence taken from previously played MLB games.
RE24, or run expectancy based on the 24 base-out states, quantifies the effect a player has on the runs their offense is expected to score from the start of a play to the end of it.
Isolated power measures a player’s extra bases per at-bat, displaying a hitter’s in-game power by removing singles from the equation.