Research

Right field: Skill position?

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MLB teams have not treated right field as a skill position akin to "up the middle" positions. But should they?

Baseball bumslayers

4

What's more vital to team success, winning at home or beating inferior opponents?

SABR: Who are baseball's most valuable pitchers?

1

A publication of a response to the SABR Diamond Dollars Case Competition prompt: who are the top three "pitching assets" in the game today?

Position by position, offense is trending together

1

Let's take this for granted: overall, teams have put an increased emphasis on defense in the last several years. But has that affected some positions offensively more than others?

How temperature affects hitting

5

There is a clear relationship between temperature and offense

A matter of leverage? Medlen/Strasburg revisited

1

We revisit the Medlen/Strasburg debate on the best method for starting pitchers returning from Tommy John surgery and look at whether leverage plays a role.

Succeeding with secondary pitches

2

The fastball is (and always has been) the predominant pitch; other pitches, however, are still important. How common is it for a pitcher to experience difficulty with his fastball while succeeding...

Lucas Harrell's 2012 and standard deviations

2

Lucas Harrell's 2012 was rather good. Controlling for variables through standard deviations, how did he achieve that level of performance?

The best possible season

17

We talk a lot about what a player's ceiling could be, but rarely about what the best possible season might look like.

Rating managerial effectiveness

5

What are some ways to measure manager effectiveness? This post lists three.

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