Archive for August 2007

Sal learns that there are no efficient pitchers, only effective ones.

Do pitchers who control the strike zone force batters to put the ball in play?

Sal sifts through Retrosheet data to look beyond averages and evaluate plate appearances through distributions.

One pitch? Two pitches? Sal figures out how far back a hitter can remember.

We review some of the surprising performances in the first half.

Sal takes a look at how hitters react to 3-0 pitch counts.

The hits that made AL and NL Central fans swoon so far this season.

The highlights of the season so far, using Win Probability Added.

A review of Mike Stadler’s new book, The Psychology of Baseball: Inside the Mental Game of the Major Leaguer.