Previously on Beyond the Box Score
Predicting Strikeouts Using Velocity and Whiffs by Blake Murphy | Beyond the Box Score
Blake Murphy used Whiff% and velocity to predict a pitcher's K%.
Quantifying the Game's Most Efficient Attacks by Max Weinstein | Beyond the Box Score
Max Weinstein dug into the numbers to find the most efficient offenses.
Are We Undervaluing Asian Pitchers? by Ryan Potter | Beyond the Box Score
I examined whether or not we have been undervaluing the pitching talent in Asian leagues.
BtBS Podcast 56: Watch Your Step | Beyond the Box Score
Blake Murphy and Bryan Grosnick discuss "luck", "variance" and "regressive" and recent events in baseball.
Around the Sabersphere
Matt Harvey’s Nearly Perfect Outing | FanGraphs Baseball
lineup terroristpitcher Matt Harvey was just about as good as a pitcher can be the other night, coming very close to throwing a perfect game. Drew Sheppard of FanGraphs broke down the Pitchf/x data to explain Harvey's success.
BOB: Stadium updates by Brian Borawski | The Hardball Times
Brian Borawski of The Hardball Times provided his latest update on the business of baseball, focusing on stadium updates.
Baseball Prospectus | The Lineup Card: 10 Things We've Learned So Far | Baseball Prospectus
Small sample sizes be damned! The staff of Baseball Prospectus outlined 10 things we have learned so far this season.
Paul Goldschmidt Knows What He Likes by Drew Fairservice | Getting Blanked
Drew Fairservice of Getting Blanked discussed why signing Paul Goldschmidt to an extension was a smart move for the Diamondbacks.
Around SB Nation
Searching For The Cause Of Price's Struggles by Michael Valancius | DRaysBay
Michael Valancius of DRaysBay looked at the numbers to try and determine the cause of Rays pitcher David Price's early season struggles.
Matt Harvey's Season Through Seven Starts by Chris McShane | Amazin' Avenue
Chris McShane of Amazin' Avenue provided a detailed examination of Matt Harvey's first seven starts of 2013.
The Unassuming Tale of Alex Sanabia by Dakota Schmidt | Fish Stripes
You don't often see a pitcher drafted in the 33rd round make it to the major leagues. Dakota Schmidt of Fish Stripes told the story of Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia.
Outside the SaberSphere
- I was watching the Padres game the other night and during the commercials I heard a song in a Modelo beer commercial and ended up finding it after some digging. I'm a sucker for a good guitar riff. The original song was by a band from Washington called The Sonics but I actually liked the cover version by The Black Keys a little better. Check it out.