Previously on Beyond the Box Score
Much Ado About Bunting: The Art and Skill of Laying it Down by Lance Rinker | Beyond the Box Score
Lance Rinker looks at the traits of successful bunters.
Lineup Styles, Part Two by Lee Trocinski | Beyond the Box Score
OBP and SLG correlate almost equally to scoring, but Lee Trocinski examined how much difference can be made by an individual hitter.
Is Patrick Corbin Arizona's New Ace? by Mike Mulvenna | Beyond the Box Score
Mike Mulvenna discussed the qualities that have made Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin successful, and whether his success is sustainable.
Submit Your Questions to the Beyond the Box Score Podcast!
The Beyond the Box Score podcast is now accepting questions to be answered on the air by Blake Murphy and Bryan Grosnick.
Around the Sabersphere
BP Unfiltered: Kevin Towers on Catcher Receiving Skills by Ben Lindbergh | Baseball Prospectus
Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus talked with Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers about the importance of catcher receiving skills.
The Ideal Groundball Rate for Hitters, Featuring the Royals by Eno Sarris | FanGraphs
Eno Sarris of FanGraphs attempted to determine the ideal groundball rate for hitters.
Doctoring a Baseball Is Harder Than It Looks by David Roth | Sports on Earth
Alex Sanabia was caught on camera spitting on the ball the other night, David Roth of Sports on Earth explains how history shows that doctoring the baseball is ineffective.
BOB: Owners’ Meeting Update by Brian Borawski | The Hardball Times
Brian Borawski of The Hardball Times brought us up to date on the latest developments on the business side of baseball, including the recent owners' meeting, renovations at Wrigley Field, attendance, and minor league merchandise sales.
Around SB Nation
Just who is the Orioles' Kevin Gausman by Marc Normandin | SB Nation
Orioles prospect Kevin Gausman makes his debut today. Marc Normandin provided all the information to bring you up to speed on Gausman.
Leave Don Mattingly Alooooooone by Mike Bates | SB Nation
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has been under fire so far this season. Mike Bates explains why, since managers have minimal impact on the game, we should lay off Mattingly a bit.
Baseball Cards As Beers: Assigning Spiritual Brews to 1990s Card Sets by Jon Bois | SB Nation
No real baseball analysis here, but Jon Bois' piece on baseball cards as beers is pretty entertaining.
Outside the Sabersphere
Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England by Juliet Barker
My major non-baseball interest has always been military history and international relations. Juliet Barker not only does a wonderful job outlining the strategic aspect of the Battle of Agincourt, but also provides historical context by describing the events that led up to it.
- I'm considering starting a running list of books I need to get to, so if you have a suggestion, leave it in the comments.