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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The AZ Snake Pit Statcast Primer

If you don’t know how to use MLB’s Statcast tool, then start here!

Time some of you fossils learned something new   ;)  OK….I’m a fossil too.

shoewizard Posted: May 02, 2018 at 05:48 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: analytics, statcast

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Joey Gallo benefits from tighter launch angle

An interesting look at Joey Gallo using Statcast.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 30, 2018 at 07:28 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: joey gallo, rangers, statcast

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

MLB starters who fare better in shorter stints

If you are going to pull starters earlier, why not go to a four-man rotation? This would add another body to the pen (someone you should be able to use for two+ inning stints). As Earl Weaver used to say, it’s easier to find four good starters than five.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 03, 2018 at 08:29 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: statcast

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Castillo, Chatwood among 2018 breakout arms

More good Statcast stuff. I’m all aboard the Statcast train.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 02, 2018 at 06:27 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: statcast

Monday, December 18, 2017

Major League Baseball’s Statcast Can Break Sabermetrics

We are clearly at a fork in the road.

That’s notably different from the operating procedure that’s fairly standard in the public analytics community: typically, if a researcher knows something he’s working on is incomplete, he’ll want to, well, complete it before its release (or at least slap a “beta” label on it). But as Tango notes, the incentives and big-picture goals of a complex enterprise like Statcast are dramatically different from those of a guy moonlighting on Baseball Prospectus. And while independent researchers often measure the system by the same standards as any other project in public baseball analysis—or by even higher ones, given the involvement and investment of the league—it’s simply not any other project in public baseball analysis. It needs to speak to a far larger and more varied audience, and it needs to be available in far more forms, and it needs to work on a timetable that incorporates multiple partners. Statcast isn’t aiming for just public baseball analysis, but public baseball entertainment, too.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 18, 2017 at 08:54 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: statcast

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Star Statcast pitchers who debuted in 2017 | MLB.com

Interesting stuff.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 30, 2017 at 07:07 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: statcast

xStats

Andrew Perpetua has been doing some interesting stuff with Statcast data. Check it out.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 30, 2017 at 06:07 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: statcast

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Impact of stadiums on Giancarlo Stanton | MLB.com

The future (or present for some teams) of adjusting for parks. Of course, it doesn’t factor in changes of approach, but this is interesting stuff.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 28, 2017 at 10:35 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: giancarlo stanton, marlins, statcast

 

 

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