The Very Best of Beyond the Box Score

MLB Top 10 Most Strikeouts With The Least Power

18

Swinging big and trading off strikeouts for power dates back as far as Babe Ruth, but not everyone who whiffs a lot generates enough power to offset the strikeouts. Let's look at the worst...

Who wins the extra-long at-bat?

17

Examining whether batters are more likely to succeed once they've seen 8, 10, 12, or even 18 pitches in an at-bat.

Further differences between WAR variants

6

What happens when we take WAR variants and break 'em down per game over the past few years? FUN, that's what.

On Processes and Results

4

In analyses, we tend to focus on the process. But how much do we really know about the process anyway? Should we be paying more attention to results?

Is Roy Halladay starting to decline?

16

Roy Halladay has been one of the best pitchers of our generation, year after year finishing at or near the top of every measure we consider valuable. But In 2012 he was not himself ... is it...

The Filthiest Pitches in Baseball

28

An analysis of which pitchers have the best fastball, change, curve and more -- and what the most valuable pitch in all of baseball was in 2012.

Were the 2012 A's more than lucky?

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The story of the 2012 Oakland Athletics is an odyssey that started with selling high, adding depth, and became a real success when gambles paid off ... and luck kicked in.

Can Ricky Romero be fixed?

12

2012 was a year to forget for Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero. Is it possible for him to fix his mistakes, or could he be destined for the bullpen?

Does Blowing a Late Lead Affect Performance?

12

Does the sense of hopelessness that comes from blowing a late-lead have an effect on subsequent game outcomes?

Optimizing Your Lineup By The Book

47

Finding the ideal batting order is overrated, but if you're going to do it, do it right. BtB shows how, from the leadoff hitter down through the number nine hitter (who shouldn't be the pitcher).

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