Jonroegele

Jon Roegele

  • joined Oct 04, 2012
  • last login Apr 18, 2014
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Lifelong baseball fan that loves the endless possibilities that exist in analyzing this beautiful game.

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How does changing leagues affect BB% for batters?

Between trading and free agency, every year there are a number of hitters who find themselves playing on a new team in a new league. Does changing leagues have any noticeable impact on their walk rate?

Pre-Tommy John Surgery Pitch Velocity

After completing two studies comparing characteristics of pitchers headed toward Tommy John surgery with the league average pitcher, we look to the academic research arena for assistance on interpreting the results.

Pre-Tommy John Surgery Pitch Type/Frequency

After completing two studies comparing characteristics of pitchers headed toward Tommy John surgery with the league average pitcher, we look to the academic research arena for assistance on interpreting the results.

Do pitchers headed for Tommy John throw harder?

A look at pitch velocities of pitchers in years immediately preceding Tommy John surgery as compared to the league average pitcher.

Which pitches lead to Tommy John Surgery?

A look at pitch mix of pitchers in years immediately preceding Tommy John surgery as compared to the league average pitcher.

Tommy John Surgeries: A More Complete List

Since Tommy John's groundbreaking surgery in 1974, hundreds of baseball players have undergone the same procedure. In this article we present a more complete list of these players than appears to be publicly available.

Is Encarnacion's power for real? Maybe!

Edwin Encarnacion smashed a career high 42 home runs in 2012. Will this lethal power continue next season? Let's take a look at five aspects of his power game in an effort to bring light to this question.

Who had the lowest-elevated homers of 2012?

Home runs come in all shapes and sizes. Moonshots. Laser Beams. Just Enoughs. Let's look back at the line drive home runs that stayed closest to the turf in 2012.

Tigers vs. Giants: Radically different offenses

The Tigers and Giants have earned their ways to the World Series. Each team boasts an MVP candidate in their everyday lineup, but a closer look shows that they have arrived here with radically different offensive makeups.

MLB Top 10 Most Strikeouts With The Least Power

Swinging big and trading off strikeouts for power dates back as far as Babe Ruth, but not everyone who whiffs a lot generates enough power to offset the strikeouts. Let's look at the worst performers from 2012 in striking out without the power.

Kyle Lohse: Good fortune or good pitching?

Kyle Lohse had a very successful 2012 season based on traditional pitching statistics, but many sabermetric measures suggest things should not have worked out so well. By taking a closer look, can we identify reasons to explain how he is doing this?

Cheesy Sabermetric Poetry, Part I If you're sad that Cliff Lee pitched so well, yet only had six...

Cheesy Sabermetric Poetry, Part I If you're sad that Cliff Lee pitched so well, yet only had six wins, Welcome to the sabermetric side, where we throw those in the bin. We try to measure players by only things that they control, No run support cannot be helped, so pitcher wins is not the goal. Consider the Three True Outcomes stat, the lovely F-I-P, Strikeouts, walks, HBP and homers are what pitchers oversee. Balls in play are tricky, as so many other factors come into play, Was the regular defense out there or did Ty Wigginton start that day? So relax and know that Clifton still ranked highly in our book, Eighth in the league in FIP, so don't even take a second look. His strikeout rate's still healthy, his walk rate's off the charts, In 2013, he'll be fine, making more outstanding starts.

MLB's most frustratingly inconsistent players

A look back through baseball history at players who had dramatic, alternating better and worse offensive seasons.

Are unexpected power surges sustained?

Desmond, Headley, Hill, Pierzynski. These four hitters all muscled up in 2012. What can history teach us about their chances of sustaining their new found power in 2013?

The Running Game Still Matters

Stolen base attempts have less impact on run creation than many other events during the course of a baseball game. Yet the cumulative effect over a 162-game season can make a difference. We examine the 2012 AL West pennant chase as an example.

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