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Mike Trout's one weakness

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Mike Trout has been the best player in baseball by a wide margin for the last two seasons. However, he was woeful in this one aspect in 2013.

Re-imagining the Hall of Fame

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Most of us are tired of Hall of Fame arguments. Instead of abandoning the endeavor entirely, let's simply take a different approach. If we were building a Hall of Fame from scratch, who would be...

Are elite GB% relievers undervalued?

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Part of what makes a high-GB% reliever valuable is the increased likelihood of double plays. But how much value does that add?

Which pitchers give up the most home runs and why?

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Although home run rates are essential random from season-to-season across baseball, some pitchers are particularly home run-prone. Why is that, and how can we identify them?

Sonny Gray: Why He'll be an Ace for Oakland

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PITCHf/x shows why Oakland may have found themselves an ace in Sonny Gray. Taking a deep look at Gray's pitch usage, release points, and pitch mix allows us to see why the young pitcher was so...

K/PA+: A proposed new stat

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Every other stat in baseball is normalized -- why not strikeouts?

How today's starter affects tomorrow's game

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Managers have long stretched starters under the guise of "saving the bullpen" after periods of heavy usage. But what effect, if any, is there between reliever usage yesterday and win probability...

Where are Home Runs Hit?

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Which parks have the most home runs hit per game at different areas in the park compared to average?

Which Pitchers Are the Most Similar?

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In this piece, we compare pitchers' arsenals through speed, break, location, and usage to determine which pitchers are the most similar in the Majors.

Dan Uggla and the Probability of Getting a Hit

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How do we figure out the probability of getting a hit? Dan Uggla's 2011 hitting streak motivates the creation of a statistic PresAvg, which estimates the probability of getting a hit at any one time.

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