Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Statcast Newsbeat

Sunday, January 19, 2020

The ‘alternative’ 2019 Gold Glove Award winners

Rawlings handed out its 2019 Gold Glove Awards back in November, but, with Statcast’s new infield defense metric released to the public, the temptation is too great not to take a fresh look at the best defender at each position.

With that in mind, we decided to identify the best defender at every position based on their 2019 Outs Above Average (OAA). Unlike with Gold Gloves, we are awarding only one “winner” per position as opposed to a winner for each league. (Note: The exceptions are pitchers and catcher, where we don’t have OAA. For catcher, we used a blend of Statcast’s catcher framing metrics to pick that spot. We did not select a pitcher.)

Infield OAA works in similar style to the outfield OAA you’re likely familiar with, considering the fielder’s time and distance while also accounting for the intricacies of the diamond dirt. Our winners for 2019 were certainly contenders for Rawlings’ Gold Gloves, but only two (Matt Olson and Nolan Arenado) took home the actual award. So our list below has some fresh variety.

Here are the best of the best

Every other award gets this sort of commentary- why not the Gold Gloves?

QLE Posted: January 19, 2020 at 12:11 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors, gold gloves, statcast

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

A new way to measure MLB’s best infield defenders

I know what I’ll be doing the next few days.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 08, 2020 at 01:39 PM | 111 comment(s)
  Beats: defense, statcast

Saturday, December 21, 2019

What Defined MLB in the 2010s?

As the decade comes to a close, we’re left with plenty of MLB storylines to unpack over the last 10 years. In a loaded, perhaps impossible exercise, we asked our baseball staff to outline what defined the 2010s to them. Here’s to the 2020s.

So, how would all of you answer this question?

 

QLE Posted: December 21, 2019 at 01:01 AM | 73 comment(s)
  Beats: 2010s, analytics, home runs, reviews, statcast, tanking, the sky is falling

Friday, September 20, 2019

Statcast Swing Take Tool: Daniel Vogelbach Should Swing More - Lookout Landing

Some new Statcast stuff.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 20, 2019 at 03:21 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: statcast

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Randy Jones
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMLB Rumors: Here's where investigation into 2018 Red Sox stands
(22 - 5:08am, Jan 19)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogMLB releases statement clearing Angels’ Mike Trout after HGH accusation
(8 - 4:19am, Jan 19)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogSign stealing in baseball is nothing new. The punishment now being meted out is absurd.
(88 - 2:54am, Jan 19)
Last: BrianBrianson

NewsblogOT - Soccer Thread - January, 2020
(170 - 2:10am, Jan 19)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogCubs Fans Boo Chairman Tom Ricketts at Team Convention
(1 - 1:59am, Jan 19)
Last: The Honorable Ardo

NewsblogRyan Thibs’ Hall of Fame Tracker
(1114 - 11:42pm, Jan 18)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogStolen away: Brooklyn pitcher recalls ’51 sign-stealing scam
(6 - 11:13pm, Jan 18)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread 2020
(517 - 10:44pm, Jan 18)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogCould baseball's sign-stealing scandal lead to a manager's job for Ozzie Guillen?
(9 - 10:21pm, Jan 18)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogRockies to honor Larry Walker by retiring his jersey number
(4 - 10:13pm, Jan 18)
Last: puck

NewsblogMissouri man charged with impersonating former MLB pitcher Omar Olivares
(19 - 9:49pm, Jan 18)
Last: Snowboy

NewsblogMLB Ineligible List Ends at Death for Banned Players
(13 - 9:08pm, Jan 18)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogCarlos Beltran's "Alleged" Niece Is Now Going Off Saying Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman Wore Electronic Buzzers Under Their Jerseys - Barstool Sports
(127 - 8:41pm, Jan 18)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim

Newsblog“Hire ’Tek!”: Red Sox fans make pitch for Varitek as manager
(11 - 8:22pm, Jan 18)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

Gonfalon CubsBeing cheap is not a plan
(43 - 6:49pm, Jan 18)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.9234 seconds
59 querie(s) executed