Yesterday Tim did his article on the AL mid-season awards. He covered the Cy Young, rookie of the year, comeback player of the year and the manager of the year. Today I will be doing the same thing but for the National League. (more…)
After almost an entire month of baseball there are some pretty extreme BABIPs out there. Some players have extremely high BABIPs, and should expect some regression. Others are suffering from extremely low BABIPs, and look to overturn their misfortune in the coming games. (more…)
With starters having three or four starts so far, there are some extreme ERAs so far. One can look at a pitcher’s difference between his ERA and FIP to see how lucky or unlucky he has been so far. Both lists will see good and bad FIPs, so you shouldn’t get sucked into thinking the lists are just lucky mediocre pitchers and unlucky good pitchers. (more…)
Today I’m starting a fun series, looking at all-decade teams using both fWAR and rWAR. Players are decided on total and rate of production throughout the decade. I will provide a starting lineup, rotation, and main bullpen arms, and then name the players who just missed the cut. Players who played multiple positions during the decade will be put only at positions where they had at least 3000 innings in that span. The 2000-2009 team is the first to be unveiled. (more…)
The writers here at Saber Analysis have been planning some exciting things for the blog in the near future. I can’t give it all away but one thing I can tell you is that starting tomorrow we will begin season outlooks for every team in baseball. Be sure to check often for an analysis of your favorite team.
Many people, including myself, have shown shock at the deal the Tigers gave Prince Fielder earlier this week. Most people in the sabermetric community do not believe Prince will produce at a level in line with his contract. I do not think it is likely, but I can set up a plausible forecast that shows him producing nearly exactly market level. (more…)
Over the past seven seasons, Albert Pujols has been, by far, the best position player in baseball. That should be no surprise to anyone with some sort of baseball knowledge. While the experienced sabermetric crowd knows who #2 is, this player exhibits many skills that are vastly underrated by the mainstream media. He’s also not the great 5×5 fantasy type. The only major category he’s ever led the league in is runs scored one season. (more…)
Everyone, I’d like to give a warm welcome to two new writers. One of them is LeeTro. He has a very good sabermetric background and is an excellent addition to the blog. He will be bringing pitch f/x among many other things with him? I myself don’t understand pitch f/x so that’ll be something even I can enjoy. It’s a pleasure to have him joining me. We are also welcoming AJP13237 who will be posting every now and than. AJ is also a fangraphs fan with sabermetric knowledge. Again, we’d like to welcome both to the blog!