How much can run environments differ for starting pitchers on the same team?
After years of dormancy, Beyond the Box Score re-opens a classic guide to creating your own sabermetric workbench.
What concepts do you use to explain sabermetrics to your uninitiated friends? I'd start with Sky Kalkman's list.
The search for evidence to back many sabermetric assumptions about year-to-year batting average on balls in play for pitchers.
Has the gap between a pitcher's ERA and FIP always existed? Or is it something that has begun to occur just recently?
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).
At the end of last month, FanGraphs rolled out a new pitcher valuation metric: Fielding Dependent Pitching (or FDP). Check out how FDP describes three great Braves starters other than the "Big Three."
At the end of last month, FanGraphs rolled out a new pitcher valuation metric: Fielding Dependent Pitching (or FDP). Check out how FDP describes the Braves' legendary "Big Three."
At the end of last month, FanGraphs rolled out a new pitcher valuation metric: Fielding Dependent Pitching (or FDP). This week, at Beyond the Boxscore, we describe it to our readers, as well as provide FDP looks at great Braves starters.
Bill Petti (now with Fangraphs and with roots at Beyond the Box Score) appeared on the MLB Network's Clubhouse Confidential to discuss park factors.
Some pitching metrics are more descriptive than predictive. Here's a quick reference for which metrics correlate year-to-year for starting pitchers.
All fielding opportunities are not created equal, causing there to be great variance in modern advanced fielding metrics.
Bill Petti | Ever wanted a handy table for the year-to-year correlations of batting statistics? Well look no further.
The ability to substantiate defensive performance in an analytical form has become, in essence, almost a necessity for sabermetricians in need of verification of whether a fielder is a solid...