Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, August 01, 2011

Building The Perfect Pitcher

But whose brain do we use? Stay away from the Abby-Normal ones…

I’ve seen this sort of exercise done before, usually in difficult-to-quantify terms like “Mental Toughness” or “Stuff” or “Nastiness” or “Poise.” This time I’d rather it be metric-driven, even if the data is based in part on observation and, by extension, is subject to error. I simply wanted to determine who had the best pitches this season or, more accurately, who had the best results from their pitches

vegasman2000 Posted: August 01, 2011 at 01:30 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: fantasy baseball

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Spivey Posted: August 01, 2011 at 04:59 PM (#3890344)
As I was watching some of the Detroit/Angels game yesterday, Verlander's "everything" seems to be pretty close to perfect this year.
   2. PreservedFish Posted: August 01, 2011 at 05:13 PM (#3890357)
Best Knuckleball: Tim Wakefield.

Because he’s Tim Wakefield, that’s why.


I think Wakefield may have passed the baton to RA Dickey.
   3. GuyMcGuffin Posted: August 01, 2011 at 05:26 PM (#3890369)
If we're building the perfect pitcher, shouldn't we make him throw lefty and righty? You could allow him two spots in the rotation, or he could just neutralize platoon splits throughout the course the game.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Harry Balsagne
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NBA Playoffs Thread 2016
(6248 - 9:17pm, Jun 29)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogOTP 2016 June 27: Republican comeback after eight years? Yeah, on the baseball diamond
(1103 - 9:16pm, Jun 29)
Last: Empathy, I Promise You (SBB)

NewsblogMets greats slam Dykstra for Davey Johnson ‘drunk’ accusations | New York Post
(17 - 9:15pm, Jun 29)
Last: ellsbury my heart at wounded knee

NewsblogSABR 46 Convention in Miami
(31 - 8:58pm, Jun 29)
Last: Bote Man makes baseball fun again

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 6-29-16
(55 - 8:54pm, Jun 29)
Last: Orange Julius Is the New Black

NewsblogReport: Red Sox, Jason Groome Far Apart In Contract Negotiations « CBS Boston
(46 - 8:50pm, Jun 29)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogTop prospect Aaron Judge making case to be on the New York Yankees - Yankees Blog- ESPN
(12 - 8:42pm, Jun 29)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogPhillies prospect Mark Appel has season-ending elbow surgery
(11 - 8:19pm, Jun 29)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogThe Francisco Lindor Effect Is Ridiculous | FanGraphs Baseball
(13 - 8:17pm, Jun 29)
Last: AROM

NewsblogOT: 2016 Summer Soccer Thread
(1186 - 8:09pm, Jun 29)
Last: frannyzoo

NewsblogCubs use 3 different pitchers as OFs en route to 15-inning win
(14 - 8:06pm, Jun 29)
Last: Fadeaway: The Baseball History Podcast

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-29-2016
(26 - 8:02pm, Jun 29)
Last: Fadeaway: The Baseball History Podcast

NewsblogAndrew Mccutchen in the country of baseball.
(1 - 7:56pm, Jun 29)
Last: Fadeaway: The Baseball History Podcast

NewsblogMatt Carpenter joining some of elites, when it comes to leadoff hitters.
(5 - 7:48pm, Jun 29)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogBA: Kevin Maitan Is Venezuela’s Next Great Prospect Read
(1 - 6:41pm, Jun 29)
Last: Ken Griffey Junior Bacon Cheeseburger

Page rendered in 0.2621 seconds
47 querie(s) executed