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The importance of baseball statistics

With the explosion and use of advanced metrics in baseball, it's always helpful to remember why we use them.

The importance of baseball statistics

With the explosion and use of advanced metrics in baseball, it's always helpful to remember why we use them.

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OOTP 15 Review

Out Of The Park Developments recently released OOTP 15 and iOOTP 2014.

OOTP 15 Review

Out Of The Park Developments recently released OOTP 15 and iOOTP 2014.

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Pitcher Pace and Pitch Repertoire

The pace of Major League Baseball games is again a topic of debate this season. Much of the conversation is related to the pace of pitchers on the mound. Here we examine if a pitcher's pace is influenced by their pitch repertoire.

Pitcher Pace and Pitch Repertoire

The pace of Major League Baseball games is again a topic of debate this season. Much of the conversation is related to the pace of pitchers on the mound. Here we examine if a pitcher's pace is influenced by their pitch repertoire.

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A resurgent Albert Pujols, kind of

Albert Pujols is showing signs of life as he chases down his 500th home run

A resurgent Albert Pujols, kind of

Albert Pujols is showing signs of life as he chases down his 500th home run

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Sabathia and Cashner early season intrigue

CC Sabathia and Andrew Cashner have made some adjustments, producing some interesting results. Can the results continue?

Sabathia and Cashner early season intrigue

CC Sabathia and Andrew Cashner have made some adjustments, producing some interesting results. Can the results continue?

Scoring from first on a double--easy or not?

How often do runners on first score on a double? Probably less than you think.

Mark Buehrle: Edge Master

Mark Buehrle has been a good pitcher for quite some time, but what is the key to his success?

Can Matt Cain still dominate with his fastball?

Matt Cain's fastball usage has decreased significantly since 2010, but after carving up the Colorado Rockies in his third start of 2014 with a good dosage of fastballs, has Cain proven that he can still dominate with his heater?

What happened to R.A. Dickey?

Is it more than knuckleball problems plaguing R.A. Dickey?

Early season records: predictors of performance?

How well do good or bad early season records translate into making the playoffs?

Are the Dodgers targeting pitchers who rake?

In 2013, the Dodgers pitching staff led the majors in wRC+. It looks like the Dodgers have targeted pitchers who rake in free agency and via trade.

A closer look at Scott Kazmir's triceps tightness

We look at the role of the triceps muscle in throwing through the lens of Scott Kazmir's last start.

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Who else needs a contract extension?

The Padres locked up Jedd Gyorko to a contract extension. Extensions like his are becoming more frequent within baseball. Here is a look at some other players that should be considered for extensions.

Strikeouts are popular in 2014

Two weeks into the 2014 season, it looks like strikeouts are still on the rise

Fact or fiction: is the Brewers bullpen for real?

The Brewers are off to a red-hot start thanks to the strong production from the Brewers bullpen, but is it sustainable production from their relievers or are they in line for a sharp drop?

Zach Britton's sinker is the key to his career

Britton fell off the prospect map after under-performing in his first three chances in MLB. This season though, he's reinvented himself as a reliever and used his sinker to remind us all why he was once one of the best prospects in all of baseball.

Viewing Masahiro Tanaka Through Similarity Scores

With Masahiro Tanaka's much-heralded start, many try to find his best comparison as a pitcher. Who is Tanaka's most comparable according to Pitcher Similarity Scores?

Ben Sheets has a distinct place in history

Ben Sheets was awesome. Let's use standard deviations to see how awesome.

Jose Bautista’s keen eye

While Jose Bautista might be known for his power, it's not the only place where he excels.

An interview with Sean Forman

Baseball-Reference.com founder Sean Forman answers some questions about his site and advanced baseball metrics.

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