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Lets take a look at all-time career pitching performances, as well as active pitchers still in the...

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Lets take a look at all-time career pitching performances, as well as active pitchers still in the league. Two of em are still pitching this postseason, Colby Lewis who pitched only 5.2 innings last nite with a 6.35 ERA, and Chris Carpenter, pitching tonight, and looking to follow up to his dominant series winning performance last Friday against the Phillies.going 5 innings giving up 3 runs. More on http;//FUNGraphs.tumblr.com

Top 50 Statistics Blogs of 2011

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"... In deciding which ones to include in our (admittedly unscientific) list of the 50 best statistics blogs we considered a range of factors, including visual appeal/aesthetics, frequency of posts, and accessibility to non-specialists. Our goal is to highlight blogs that students and prospective students will find useful and interesting in their exploration of the field." Top 50 Stats Blogs 2011 | thebestcolleges.org What an awesome honor! We love the recognition.

Please welcome Kevin Dame, Baseball Nation's Infographic Editor! He's already producing some really...

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Please welcome Kevin Dame, Baseball Nation's Infographic Editor! He's already producing some really neat stuff. Check them out here: Baseball Nation | Infographic of the Day

Deception: Three Layers Deep

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Check out my article on Peanuts and Cracker Stats about pitcher deception and how it relates to getting swinging strikes on sliders.

Over at Amazin' Avenue, I took a look at David Wright's performance on fastballs in 2011 vs. 2008...

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Over at Amazin' Avenue, I took a look at David Wright's performance on fastballs in 2011 vs. 2008 to see if there's any reason to believe we'll see more of the old Wright if healthy going forward.

Top 5 K% Since 1954 (min 400 PA) - C'mom Dunn

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  1. Melvin Nieves - 43.7% (1997)
  2. Adam Dunn - 42.6% (2011)
  3. Mark Reynolds - 42.3% (2010)
  4. Jack Cust - 41.5% (2007)
  5. Jack Cust - 41.0 (2008)

Negro League Database

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Seamheads releases Negro League Database. As they state, it is a work in progress for adding the data, but looks great. wOBA and all.

Ian Kinsler: One of a kind

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A look at one of the most distinct, enigmatic players in baseball. There are some mind-blowing stats at the end of the piece.

The Limits Of War (or) Ben Zobrist Isn't Really A Superstar?

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"When you go to the individual "leaders" pages on FanGraphs, the default ranking is according to Wins Above Replacement. A lot of people -- including a lot of baseball writers -- use those pages, and are informed by them. But very few baseball writers are going to just copy those rankings onto their MVP ballots. Dave Cameron is as responsible as anyone for what happens on FanGraphs ... But is Dave Cameron going around arguing that Ben Zobrist is EXACTLY 9.3 percent better Adrian Gonzalez? I really really really doubt it." Rob Neyer | Baseball Nation Go read this. Right now. Then come back and smile at how often we try to remind sabermetric critics not to attack imaginary sabermetricians doing imaginary things. - jbopp