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Friday, March 20, 2015

Fangraphs: Diving Into First Base: Maybe Not Crazy

Most of us have been taught that running through the bag is unequivocally faster than diving into it. Those who dive into first base are often ridiculed for doing so, risking injury to themselves while simultaneously making themselves less likely to beat the throw. However, a new way of thinking about the physical effects on the runner as he dives through the bag — pioneered by the father/son duo that make up “Baseball con Ciencia” — shows that the diving runner could close the distance to the first base bag at a faster rate. Theoretically.

I buy it.

PreservedFish Posted: March 20, 2015 at 01:33 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: baserunning

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Is Yasiel Puig baseball’s worst baserunner? - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN

A look at Puig on the bases.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 23, 2014 at 07:03 PM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: baserunning, sabermetrics

 

 

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