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Thursday, February 11, 2016

MLB New data results show high school baseball similar to MLB

Fewer pimples in the big leagues though.

I asked GameChanger to separate the high school baseball numbers to remove it from any noise from Little League baseball or softball. The data revealed that pitchers throw a first-pitch strike 56.9% of the time. If the first pitch is a strike, the batter’s on-base percentage is .320; if it’s a ball, the OBP shoots up to .432.

How do such numbers compare to first-pitch numbers in MLB?....

While ERA is lower in high school, it’s easier to get on base because of walks (and easier to score because of unearned runs), so the OBPs are higher in high school. But when you examine how the first pitch influences the outcome of the at-bat, the two brands of baseball that otherwise are a world apart look very similar. A first-pitch ball in high school yields an extra .112 in OBP, or a 35% increase. A first-pitch ball in the majors yields an extra .109 in OBP, or a 41% increase. And major league baseball pitchers aren’t that much better than high school pitchers at throwing first-pitch strikes—only one extra strike for every three times around the batting order, or one strike every 27 batters. The game appears to have a kind of innate equilibrium.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 11, 2016 at 12:24 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: gamechanger, high school, stats

Friday, January 29, 2016

Royals are one of the worst AL teams to win World Series since 2000

Since 2000, the NL and AL have won eight World Series titles apiece.

Looking at the batting averages of the eight AL winners, the 2015 champion Kansas City Royals rank as one of the worst Junior Circuit teams to win the World Series the past 15 years.

Scott Ross Posted: January 29, 2016 at 09:09 AM | 76 comment(s)
  Beats: dumbness, royals, stats

 

 

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