Brian Bannister

Kansas City Royals #19 - Pitcher

  • Born: 02/28/81
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 215

Pitch selection tendencies

Looking back at the last ten years of pitching data, what pitches have remained popular and which ones could soon be extinct from the pitcher's arsenal?

Saber Seminar: Day 2 Recap

With the first day of Saber Seminar in the books, the group reassembled for an exciting day two that featured more impressive speakers from both inside and outside baseball. Here is a recap of a few presentations from this past Sunday in Boston:

This Date In Mets History: February 28

Exactly six years to the day after the Mets first acquired Dave Kingman from the San Francisco Giants, they brought him back in a swap with the Cubs for Steve Henderson — the man who replaced Kingman in left field after he and Tom Seaver were traded.

Staircase Wars

In his career, Matt Stairs was 1-for-1 against Brian Bannister with a double and two walks. I just thought you'd like to know.

Winter League Update: The Pitchers - 11/7/11

After looking at the positional players keeping busy this offseason, this Minor League Monday we'll take a look at the moundsmen.


Mets Prospect Graveyard: Brian Bannister

A look back at Brian Bannister, who was a nice enough pitching prospect for the Mets before he was traded to the Royals for... gulp... Ambiorix Burgos.

Tonight's Kansas City Royals Pitching Menace: Doug Fister

How does Doug Fister survive? It isn't obvious.

RA versus ERA 1871-2010: Baseball Databank Data Dump 2.3.1

Earned Run Average distorts the contribution of pitchers in multiple ways, yet it is still widely used. Until everyone gets on board with a Runs Allowed scale, here are the easy conversions.

Daily Plug: Nippon Professional Baseball Imports for 2011

Patrick Newman over at has an interesting piece that is worth taking a look at about the latest additions of foreign born players who will be regulars in Japan.


Stathead's lament - Top 10 things about baseball I can't appreciate

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