The second round of the all-time draft is in the books now. This round saw five players return to their former real-life teams, and plenty of recently retired players came off the board as well. A quick refresher on the stats: AVG+, OBP+, and ISO+ are how many points above and below league average each of […]Read more "All-Time MLB Draft – Round 2"
A quick refresher on the stats: AVG+, OBP+, and ISO+ are how many points above and below league average each of that hitters’ stats are. BsR is how may runs a player contributed on the basepaths. This includes stealing and advancing to third on hits. Fld is fielding runs above average determined by Ultimate Zone Rating since 2002 […]Read more "All-Time MLB Draft: Round 1, Picks 11-30"
I like ranking things. I rank the best quarterbacks in the NFL and the greatest Led Zeppelin albums (each of their first six are tied for first). And, like many before me, I’ve ranked the greatest baseball players in history. But there’s a problem with doing that. For starters, how does one compare batters and […]Read more "All-Time MLB Draft"
Baseball fields are the only playing surfaces in America that aren’t bound to specific dimensions. Football gridirons are 100 yards long, basketball courts are 94×50 feet, and so on. But no two baseball stadiums are the same. Deep outfields generally make a ballpark pitcher-friendly, and short fences favor hitters. Today we’ll examine how one team is putting up offensive […]Read more "How to Build a Lineup in a Pitcher’s Park"