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Lucas Apostoleris

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Musing on Sergio Romo's Slider and Platooning

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Hopefully Sergio Romo gets off the DL soon, because he is incredibly fun to watch.  Though Brian Wilson’s popularity might have you thinking otherwise, Romo is the original bearded reliever on the G...

Brilliant Bartolo: A Pitch F/x Analysis

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A Bartolo Colon Pitch F/x Analysis

On Charlie Furbush, Particularly His Slider

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On Charlie Furbush, Particularly His Slider

Checking In: Whiffs in 2011

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Looking at the best swing-and-miss rates in 2011.

Hello, Alex White

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Recapping Alex White's major league debut against the Tigers.

A PITCHf/x Recap of Coleman's Debut

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Some charts and graphs from Louis Coleman's first MLB game.

Drilling Down Further on Slugging Splits: Quantity vs. Quality

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Drilling Down Further on Slugging Splits: Quantity vs. Quality

The Evolution of Clay Buchholz's Slider

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While his low-mid 90s heater, hard 12-6 curve and straight change have been staples in his repertoire for the majority of his career, his slider has evolved quite a bit.

Power Factor: A Better Way To Measure Power

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What do you guys think about this? I find it pretty intriguing.

Oliver Perez has been released

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And there you go.

It won't be long before we get the first wave of nonsense from stat-crazed dunces claiming there's...

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It won't be long before we get the first wave of nonsense from stat-crazed dunces claiming there's nothing to be learned from a batting average, won-loss record or RBI total. Listen, just go back to bed, OK? Strip down to those fourth-day undies, head downstairs (to "your mother's basement and your mother's computer," as Chipper Jones so aptly describes it) and churn out some more crap. For more than a century, .220 meant something. So did .278, .301, .350, an 18-4 record, or 118 RBIs. Now it all means nothing because a bunch of nonathletes are trying to reinvent the game?

SFGate writer Bruce Jenkins on how the game is being destroyed.

DBITL: Yankees' whiff rates

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As a follow-up to my post here on Wednesday, I looked at how the Yankees rank in terms of whiff rate.

Made You Miss: Best Whiff Rates of 2010

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So basically, I love whiffs.  (That pretty much goes without saying for those of you who've been reading my work here at BtB.)  This post will be dedicated entirely to the whiff, as I will present...

Charting Pitching Components, 2008-2010

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As you can see, the graph gives you four quadrants - above average NIP / above average BIP; above average NIP / below average BIP; below average NIP / above average BIP; and below average NIP /...

Highest Pop-Up Rate, 2008-2010 (minimum 2000 PA)

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  1. Scott Baker, .129
  2. Jered Weaver, .127
  3. Ted Lilly, .125
  4. Clayton Kershaw, .109
  5. Johan Santana, .109

Swinging Strikes Are Good For Pitchers, But Not Bad For Hitters

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...an attempt to illustrate something you probably already know - it's really good if your pitcher can get hitters to swing and miss, but it's really not bad, necessarily, if your hitter swings and...

ESPN: Warthen Sees Mejia as a Reliever Long-Term

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Discuss. Particularly those who know more about Mejia than I do.

All About A.J.

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It would be an understatement to say that the Yankees need A.J. Burnett to pitch better in 2011 than he did in 2010.  He set career worsts in losses (15) and ERA (5.26, 81 ERA+); his .317 BABIP and...

League Leaders in ERA Estimators

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League Leaders in ERA Estimators

Fangraphs now has heat maps in the PITCHf/x section of the player pages. This one shows Mariano...

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Fangraphs now has heat maps in the PITCHf/x section of the player pages. This one shows Mariano Rivera's cutter location to lefties in 2010. (h/t Albert Lyu)

The FanGraphs Library

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What an awesome addition to the site! I'm really loving the percentile charts.

Passan: "Sabermetrician In Exile"

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"If I give DIPS away for free once, that's fine," he says. "I came up with an idea that was monetized to the hundreds of millions of dollars, and I'm broke. I'm glad I did it. Can't do it anymore. I've done enough to prove I can at least do something. Boy, that's a revolutionary idea that changed baseball. Can you do it again? No. I can't do it again unless you pay me." A really good article on Voros McCracken.

Hanson's Drop In Strikeouts

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Tommy Hanson had a successful second season in the big leagues last year, pitching 202 2/3 innings with a 3.33 ERA, 3.31 FIP, and 4.04 xFIP.  His contributions were good for 4.3 fWAR.  Throughout...

THT: Garza's Trip

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Extremely in depth and enjoyable read on Matt Garza.

First-Pitch Swing Rate Leaders, 2008-2010

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  1. Pablo Sandoval, .451
  2. Jeff Francoeur, .447
  3. John Buck, .445
  4. Vladimir Guerrero, .444
  5. Josh Hamilton, .438

Venters' Rookie Campaign

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Venters' Rookie Campaign

Laying It Down, Part 2

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Last week, I used some different metrics to quantify bunting performance in 2010.  In this post, I would like to build on what I found after researching the first part of this post.  The clear...

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