Pitching coach effectiveness


I decided to set out to determine which coaches pitching staffs have out-performed (via ERA) their expected results (FIP, xFIP, SIERA). I would be interested to see if others have a better idea how to do this.

Game Day data in MongoDB


A Perl project that pulls data from MLB's AtBat servers and shoves them into a local MongoDB.

Help JFK's Quote of the Day:


Hello, I’m jrockies and a member of Purple Row. Every day I post a baseball related quote to the site noted as "JFK’s Quote of the Day." I have, however, come up with a problem. Most of the quotes I have are from former players/coaches (Berra, Mayes, Hornsby, Peter Uueberroth, etc.) or older authors and sports writers (Boswell, Russell Baker, Kahn, etc.) and I don’t have many from players and writers of today’s period. As an attempt to build my list of quotes I have decided to ask the different baseball communities around SBNation to help me out. I don’t get to read local articles for non-Denver teams very often and I know that players have said something wise/funny/absurd that should be remembered somewhere ("These are thin mints. I put them in the freezer. My favorites. So good." ~Reds outfielder Adam Dunn, on the Girl Scout cookies he keeps in his locker) So here is the challenge: In the comments section post your all-time favorite baseball quotes (I don’t have all of them) and your favorite quotes you’ve heard from around the league in recent years. For the next two weeks I will post my quote of the day in the comments here. Thanks, jrockies JFK

Catchers Framing Pitches


This takes a simple statistical look at which catchers are the best and the worst at framing pitches.

Bobby Grich Was The Victim of Some Bad Hall of Fame Voting


Being a Tigers fan, I'm partial to Lou Whitaker's overlooked Hall of Fame plight but I'd also have to agree with this article that Bobby Grich is more than deserving

MLB and Qualcomm team up to improve wireless connectivity in stadiums


Hey everyone! You may be interested in hearing about how we'll be able to take our spreadsheets with us everywhere -- even in MLB stadiums. Check it out!

An In-Depth Look At Deacon White, Pre-Integration Era Hall of Fame Candidate


The following is an in-depth look at the career and Hall of Fame candidacy of Deacon White, a 19th century catcher/third baseman who appears on this year's Pre-Integration Era Hall of Fame ballot.