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Lousy Lineup Optimizer: Pittsburgh Pirates

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An optimized batting order only gains a team 5 to 15 runs a year, but to buy those marginal runs on the current free agent market usually costs a team from two to seven million dollars. This is the...

Catcher Throwing Isn't That Big of a Deal

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Nice article for the Wall Street Journal by Dave Cameron. Here's a nice quote: "Over the last five years, the percentage of runners thrown out on the bases only has a .15 correlation with run prevention, which suggests there's almost no impact on a team's chances of winning (a correlation of 1 represents a direct relationship, whereas 0.0 shows there's no relationship at all).... So don't worry if your team's catcher throws to second like a nine-year-old. The best way to stop the opposing team from scoring is to avoid putting runners on base in the first place."

Lousy Lineup Optimizer: San Diego Padres

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An optimized batting order only gains a team 5 to 15 runs a year, but to buy those marginal runs on the current free agent market usually costs a team from two to seven million dollars. This is the...

Lousy Lineup Optimizer: Kansas City Royals

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An optimized batting order only gains a team 5 to 15 runs a year, but the teams with some the worst offenses in baseball need all the help the can get. This is the first post in an occasional...

The Best Base Stealers Since 1900

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If the stolen base is the lost art, what does that make the caught stealing? Using the SQL database I decided to find the best basestealing runs created (.22*SB - .38*CS as BSRC) by the decade. The...

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