Archive for September 2009

A look at how far hitters let the ball travel before making contact

A HITf/x look at the horizontal spray of balls put in play, by location and type of pitch.

A look at the most unproductive out of all, the harmless pop out, using HITf/x and PITCHf/x.

A look inside how Mike Pelfrey uses his sinker and what makes it effective using PITCHf/x.

A look at how the drop in velocity affects its effectiveness.

How the height of a player affects his performance at the plate

A look at how the height of each type of pitch affects the chance that it will be hit for a home run using PITCHf/x.

Investigating the personal strike zones of major league umpires.