NL Wild Card Game: Pitching Comparison

Divisions have been settled and the wild-card games are upon us. The Cubs and Rockies meet at Wrigley Field for a win-or-go-home game on Tuesday night. Let's take a look at the starting pitchers for the game. First, a quick pitching comparison Name IP ERA WHIP K/9 GB% FB% WAR WPA Kyle Freeland 202.1 2.85 … Continue reading NL Wild Card Game: Pitching Comparison

Waxahachie Swaps and Sergio Romo Playing Third Base

Time to talk about the Rays again. I didn't plan to write about them again, but then last Wednesday, Sergio Romo played 3rd base. The Rays used a very unique version of the Waxahachie swap. The Waxahachie swap is a maneuver in which the manager will move a pitcher (usually a lefty) to another position … Continue reading Waxahachie Swaps and Sergio Romo Playing Third Base

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