Hitting Statistical Analysis

Hitting Statistical Analysis

Aaron Judge Recuses Himself

Time was, strikeouts were seen as the worst sort of out: true failure, and also selfish – an unproductive out, a time at bat sacrificed without benefit to the team. The bunt, the sacrifice, and the ground ball behind...
Mookie Betts Streak

Anything More Is Gravy

The Boston Red Sox come to the Bronx with a 4.5 game lead over the second place New York Yankees while riding an eight game winning streak, in large part propelled by the additions of Rafael Devers and...
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Analyzing the Red Sox First-Half Offense

Rick Rowand examines the Boston Red Sox offense from the first half, using the 2016 offense as a measuring stick.
Andrew Benintendi Slump

Should Red Sox Fans Be Concerned with Andrew Benintendi’s Slump?

Ian York looks at Andrew Benintendi's recent slump to figure out if it is something for the Red Sox to be concerned about or just something the rookie can work through.

Are the New York Yankees Overachieving?

Baseball’s best and brightest pundits forecasted the 2017 Yankees as a middling team, with very few picking them to even secure a playoff spot, and almost no one giving them a chance to make noise in October. However, as...
Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval: The Fat Man In The Bathtub With The Blues

Rick Rowand explores the weakest link that Pablo Sandoval displays in his game - not his fielding, but hitting from the right side of the plate.
Eric Thames

What is Different About Eric Thames in This Go Around MLB?

Joseph Ferraiola compares the old Eric Thames with the new Eric Thames in an attempt to figure out what's different this time around.
Mike Trout

Revisiting the 2016 AL MVP Mookie Betts – Mike Trout Race; Now with a...

Ah, the 2016 Most Valuable Player race, a contest in Major League Baseball’s junior circuit that seemed to further the widening gap between baseball’s average fan and its sabermetric community. It was ultimately won by Los Angeles Angels outfielder...
Slugger Hanley Ramirez

How Has Slugger Hanley Ramirez Fueled Red Sox Hot September?

Ian York uses his unique charts to show us how slugger Hanley Ramirez has fueled Boston's September surge in the AL East standings.

Jackie Bradley Jr. in August

Ian York looks at Jackie Bradley Jr. in August to see if pitchers adjusted to him, or if he was doing anything different to cause his ineffectiveness at the plate.

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Change in Slider Value: 2016 Edition

Ian York determines the change in slider value from 2015 to 2016 using total bases per 100 pitches and offers a ranking of all pitchers from MLB.
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The 2017 Strike Zone Mid-Season Report

Ian York takes a look at the subtle shifts in the strike zone between 2008, 2016, and 2017 using his typical blend of charts, gifs, and words.