Previously on Beyond the Box Score
Phil Hughes: Baseball's own "Jekyll and Hyde" by Dan Rozenson | Beyond the Box Score
Dan Rozenson went in search of the root of Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes inconsistency.
Games Played And Percent Change in wOBA by Stephen Loftus | Beyond the Box Score
Stephen Loftus examined the effect of playing a large of games on a players career performance.
2013 Cardinals and Estimating the "Skill" of Hitting with RISP by Max Weinstein | Beyond the Box Score
Max Weinstein investigated the Cardinals success with RISP.
Is Munenori Kawasaki Ruining Baseball? by Blake Murphy | Beyond the Box Score
Blake Murphy waxed polemically in opposition to the #WriteInKawasaki movement.
Around the Sabersphere
Facts Regarding the Season’s Longest Plate Appearance by Jeff Sullivan | FanGraphs
Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs on the 15 pitch battle between Vinnie Pestano and Jeff Baker.
The Clutchiest Hitter of All? by Carl Aridas | The Hardball Times
Carl Aridas of The Hardball Times looked at the numbers to find the best clutch hitter since World War II.
In A Pickle: What the Arbitrators Will Hear by Jason Wojciechowski | Baseball Prospectus
Jason Wojciechowski provided Baseball Prospectus with his unique perspective as a labor lawyer to break down the Biogenesis case.
Reports of the AL East's Death Were Greatly Exaggerated by Marc Normandin | Sports on Earth
Marc Normandin of Sports on Earth on how the AL East has remained strong despite early reports that the division's era of dominance was coming to an end.
Around SB Nation
A Few Thoughts on Position Scarcity by Brian Creagh | Fake Teams
Brian Creagh of Fake Teams on whether we should value a player's stats more or less based on the position he plays.
Deep in the Numbers: Minnesota Twins Prospect Byron Buxton by Doug Gray | Minor League Ball
Doug Gray of Minor League Ball took a close look at Twins prospect "Lord" Byron Buxton.
Are the Mariners rushing Mike Zunino? by Rob Neyer | Baseball Nation
Rob Neyer examined the Mariners decision to call up Mike Zunino. For what it's worth, I'm not calling him up in my dynasty league.