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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How Catch Probability works for diving catches | MLB.com

I need to look up Jackie Bradley on the Statcast fielding thingie.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 17, 2017 at 10:48 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: fielding, statcast

Friday, March 31, 2017

Statcast ranking of top defensive outfielders | MLB.com

More great stuff.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 31, 2017 at 08:43 AM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: fielding, statcast

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Cabrera, Gregorius seemed solid — but these metrics say otherwise - NY Daily News

Although I’m sure the missing plays in Statcast will need to be address, I’m looking forward to seeing better data for infielders.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 09, 2017 at 11:57 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: asdrubal cabrera, didi gregorius, fielding, mets, yankees

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Routine plays are probably underrated - Beyond the Box Score

The distinct separation between Pederson’s starting points, marked by the bright blue dots, indicate a clear directive to differentiate between hitters (probably by simple handedness), and virtually every chart shows fielders adjusting their depth, within a range, based on who’s hitting.

How big are the gaps between those little dots? I’m not totally sure. But 15 or 20 feet of ground, gained more than a hundred times a season, adds up to something worth measuring.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 07, 2017 at 08:51 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: fielding, statcast

 

 

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