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Dave Cameron recently suggested that the rise in strikeouts over the last 6 years could be at least partially due to changes in umpiring. On The Book Blog forum, mcbrown focused in on 0-0 counts with the bases empty and … Continue reading
The final batch of Steamer Projections (for posterity, I suppose) welcomes Jose Fernandez and reluctantly accepts that Johan Santana is out for the year. You can find them here.
Dan Rosenheck showed that pitchers who get more pop ups and more swings and misses in the strike zone tend to have lower BABIPs and lower ERAs. Steve Saude also wrote about this back in October. As of today, Steamers’ … Continue reading
Strikeouts are up, walks are down and we’d changed by not changing at all. As Tango recently pointed out, Steamer was looking a a little pessimistic this year. Really, we were just a little behind the times. The good thing … Continue reading
There’s an individual player pool at my wife’s office. To help out, I matched seasonal PPG with Nate Silver’s projected bracket (to determine how many games each player is expected to play in) and multiplied these to project total tournament points … Continue reading
Our updated projections include three important additions: *Hiroyuki Nakajima, Kyuji Fujikawa and Hyun-Jin Ryu have been added. *Pitcher ERAs now take into account our team defense projections. This will help the pitchers on the Angels among others and hurt the … Continue reading
Two days ago, Dave Cameron wrote about the players Steamer and Zips disagree on the most, showing that Steamer is a little down on Jurickson Profar, Bryce Harper and a few others. In the comments, mattybobo pointed out that Steamer … Continue reading
Revisiting my last post, I thought it would make more sense to focus on the region in and immediately around the strike zone and to create smoother plots (click to zoom in).