Analyzing This Year’s All-Star Rosters: Pitchers

I've already talked about the hitters for this year's All-Star game so let's look at the pitchers. I once again used an algorithm to analyze the pitchers. I used 5 stats and weighted them equally to get a glimpse at who were the best pitchers in the first half of this season. Strikeout percentage (K%) … Continue reading Analyzing This Year’s All-Star Rosters: Pitchers

Analyzing This Year’s All-Star Rosters: Hitters

It’s just about time for another MLB All-Star Game, this year in Washington DC. A lot of people say the All-Star game doesn’t mean anything and I don’t think the game itself really does. However, we judge players’ careers on All-Star appearances. When talking about a player, announcers often say ‘the 5-time All-Star’ or refer … Continue reading Analyzing This Year’s All-Star Rosters: Hitters

Willson Contreras is Hurting His Pitchers

I will get into the Cubs and Willson Contreras later, but first I must talk about catcher defense in general. One area of the game that is hard for a lot of people to understand or quantify is catcher’s defense. It’s a lot easier to see how a catcher produces offensively than defensively. There are … Continue reading Willson Contreras is Hurting His Pitchers