The hitting streak is one of the most most exciting feats in baseball, but is this show of physical and mental endurance real or just a statistically expected illusion?
We've all heard MLB commentators, especially the old-school ones, complain about a team's postseason chances because its players lack experience, but is there real evidence to suggest that's true? Taking a look a hitters, pitchers, age, and experience, we can draw a data-driven conclusion.
Every team has that player who seems to crush the team they used to be on. But is this a general trend? This is an investigation into whether the average MLB player seeks revenge.
For July Fourth we look at whether players hit better on their own birthdays, or it's just another day for batting.
No-name hitters will often surprise pitchers with strong early showings, but in the modern game of constant tracking, pitchers are quick to adjust. Some hitters adjust back, and others... don't. But even for those who don't, there is hope.
From hitting to pitching, to power to contact, there are many skills that a team can chose to build around. But, some of those skills are better to construct a roster from than others. Only a study of 480 rosters can tell us which.
The MLB season is finally here! I project the playoff picture and awards voting, plus make 10 bold predictions for 2018.
The top 10 catchers in MLB for the 2018 season
The top 10 shortstops in MLB for the 2018 season
The top 10 first basemen and designated hitters in baseball for the 2018 season
wRC+ is the most important offensive metric in today's game, composed of several smaller pieces, which unify to make such a powerful number. Those small pieces, explained here, are the key to why wRC+ is so revered.