Previously on Beyond the Box Score
Adjusting Pitching for Quality of Offense by Stephen Loftus | Beyond the Box Score
Stephen Loftus created OARA, a pitching metric that adjusts for the quality of the opposing offense.
A.J. Burnett's Age-36 Re-emergence by Blake Murphy | Beyond the Box Score
Blake Murphy discussed the late career revival A.J. Burnett has experienced with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Changing the Way We Look At Offense, Part Six: Summary and Future Implications by Ken Woolums | Beyond the Box Score
Ken Woolums concluded six part series "Changing the Way We Look at Offense" with a discussion of how we can use the analysis of "well hit balls" going forward.
Carl Crawford, Possible Role Model For B.J. Upton by Lee Trocinski | Beyond the Box Score
Lee Trocinski explained why B.J. Upton should look to the career of Carl Crawford as model for his own.
Around the Sabersphere
Fringe Average Podcast: Episode 6 | Baseball Prospectus
Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin discussed catcher framing and broke down Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner, amongst other things.
A Moment of Not Taking Clayton Kershaw for Granted by Jeff Sullivan | FanGraphs
Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs looked at Pitchf/x to explain the rise of Clayton Kershaw.
Running Hot and Cold by Shane Tourtellotte | The Hardball Times
Shane Tourtellotte of The Hardball Times examined the numbers to determine if young players have more ups and downs in their performance than veteran players.
The Texas Rangers Are Succeeding In Unexpected Ways by Jonathan Bernhardt | Sports On Earth
Jonathan Bernhardt of Sports On Earth discussed how the Texas Rangers have succeeded this season despite the departure of some of their biggest stars.
Around SB Nation
Eight Scouting Reports That Really Nailed It by Rob Neyer | Baseball Nation
The new Hall of Fame "Diamond Mines" exhibit has provided us with a thousands of scouting reports. Rob Neyer of Baseball Nation discussed eight scouting reports that were spot on.
Clayton Kershaw, Historically Relevant Ace by Marc Normandin | SB Nation MLB
Marc Normandin of SB Nation MLB examined how Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw stacks up against great pitchers in baseball history.
Finding the Pitching-Development Droughts For All 30 Teams by Grant Brisbee | Baseball Nation
Grant Brisbee of Baseball Nation took a look at which teams have been the best at developing home grown pitching.
Outside the Sabersphere
- SB Nation was down for most of Wednesday, but we've got it seems we've got our act together. It likely won't happen again.
- I've been reading Christopher Hitchen's autobiography "Hitch-22" the past few days. It's excellent.