Monthly Archives: October 2018

Who made the biggest improvements vs. pitch types in 2018?

By MARK SIMON Which hitter made the biggest improvement against a pitch type from 2017 to 2018? The answer should be no surprise – it’s Christian Yelich, though it wasn’t one pitch type, it was two. In 2017, Yelich hit .149 and slugged .194 against curveballs. He had 10 hits, three for extra-bases and recorded […]

Stat of the Week: 2018 Defensive Runs Saved Leaders

By Mark Simon With the 2018 regular season concluded, let’s look at the leaders in Defensive Runs Saved (DRS). Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman finished as the overall leader with 29. Chapman dominated all season, with his work being particularly outstanding on balls hit down the third base line. The next-closest third baseman in Runs Saved was […]