Diamond Data Dive

The Jose Abreu experience

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Putting Jose Abreu's start in historical context

Innings per pickoff career leaders

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Pickoffs are an oft-overlooked pitcher skill. Who's shown the best ability to catch runners napping on a consistent basis?

Approaching Pujols

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We've already established that Albert Pujols has seen the cut fastball more often over the last four years, but are teams intentionally approaching him that way, or is it simply a result of the...

The lifespan of an ace

9

We spend a lot of time arguing about which pitchers are aces and if any of them are worth investing in long term, but how long do their reigns typically last?

Does location of the pitch affect BABIP?

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Is there a relationship between the zone where the pitch is thrown and the resulting BABIP?

AT&T Park's longest home run in HitTracker era

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"When you hit it that far, everybody should still be mesmerized by it. That was a home run derby type homer." - Jimmy Rollins

The Weekly Walk, Volume 4

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Every day, week, month, and year in baseball, we can see something happen that doesn't happen often (or, in some cases, ever). I'm here to chronicle as many of these oddities as I can.

Should the OBP formula include errors?

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The current OBP formula doesn't give batters credit for reaching base on error. How does adding ROE affect how we use OBP?

The wildest pitchers in 2014

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Who has the most wild pitches in 2014? The answer may surprise you.

Updating the Intentional Walk Rage Scale (IWRS)

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The Intentional Walk Rage Scale (IWRS) leaderboard is updated with all of the intentional walks from the first half of the 2014 season.

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Clayton Kershaw's Scoreless Inning Streak

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Putting Clayton Kershaw's scoreless innings streak in perspective among his peers.

Albert Pujols and the cut fastball

14

Has the cutter been one of the bigger reasons for Pujols' struggle over the last four seasons?

Angel Stadium's Longest Home Run in HitTracker Era

22

"I didn't watch where it landed, but I watched it go far enough" - Nelson Cruz

Pitching above and below expectations

2

A look at the ERA-FIP differential for starting pitchers after the first half of the 2014 MLB season.

Who has been the most powerful hitter in baseball?

6

The top sluggers rank very well, but the top spot is controlled by someone who isn't a household name.

The Weekly Walk, Volume 3

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Every day, week, month, and year in baseball, we can see something happen that doesn't happen often (or, in some cases, ever). I'm here to chronicle as many of these oddities as I can.

The Weekly Walk, Volume 2

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Every day, week, month, and year in baseball, we can see something happen that doesn't happen often (or, in some cases, ever). I'm here to chronicle as many of these oddities as I can.

2014's most unexpected performances

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Every year, some players exceed their projected production level. Who are 2014's most unexpected players as we approach the halfway point?

The best outfield in baseball

1

Who has the best all-around outfield in baseball?

Hamilton, Martinez are equals

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You probably couldn't find two more different major league skill sets than Billy Hamilton and Victor Martinez, but in one way, they're almost twins.

The Weekly Walk: A new series

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Every day, week, month, and year in baseball, we can see something happen that doesn't happen often (or, in some cases, ever). I'm here to chronicle as many of these oddities as I can.

Baserunning mistakes: An analysis

7

This post measures how often base runners are out on the bases

Clayton Kershaw and the no-hitter+

2

Last night, Clayton Kershaw threw the greatest modern no-hitter. Let's celebrate that, and look at the other exceptional no-hitters thrown in baseball history.

Royals pound the Tigers again

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The Royals took consecutive games from the Tigers by the scores of 11-8 and 11-4. How rare is that offensive firepower from Kansas City, and how much worse could things get for Detroit?

Playoff odds and games back in the standings

4

A look at the relationship between cumulative games back in the standings and odds of making the playoffs.

Where DRS and UZR disagree

2

We usually like to have confirmation from multiple sources about the statistical measurements of defense. Where might two main sources disagree?

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