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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

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

How Jarrod Dyson stole the biggest base of his life

Aggressiveness was part of the Royals’ game plan, as they tied a playoff record with seven steals. There’s blame going the way of Derek Norris, who replaced an injured Geovany Soto, and to be sure, Norris could’ve had a better game. But something we’ve really come to understand in the past few years is that steals are more off of pitchers than catchers, and this wasn’t so much the Royals taking advantage of Norris as it was the Royals taking advantage of the batteries. The Royals read and the Royals ran, and there was no bigger stolen base than Jarrod Dyson‘s arrival at third in the bottom of the ninth.

Zach Posted: October 01, 2014 at 07:41 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, baserunning, detectives believe speed was involved, royals, wpa

 

 

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