Author Archives: Andrew Kyne

Evaluating Infielder Throwing with the DRS PART System

Baseball Info Solutions recently introduced a major update to Defensive Runs Saved that will be rolling out this offseason. We’re splitting DRS for infielders into Positioning, Air, Range, and Throwing components. In that introductory blog post, we mostly covered how this will affect the Positioning and Range components (which were previously reported together as one […]

Infield Defense in PARTs: A Major Update to Defensive Runs Saved Coming Soon

A major update to Defensive Runs Saved will provide a better understanding of infield defense.

Which hitters reach favorable counts?

Which hitters get into favorable counts, like 2-0, 3-0, and 3-1? And which hitters then do damage?

Visualizing Home Runs by Pitch Location

A look at which pitch locations generate home runs, and how it compares to several years ago when the home run wasn’t as common.

The Effect of Outfield Position Changes on DRS

How does DRS rate center fielders when they move to a corner? How do corner outfielders rate when they move to center?

MLB’s Best Positioned Infields

Teams like the Astros, Rays, and Dodgers are aggressive in their positioning of infield defenders. Which teams have been best positioned in 2019?

On Catcher Injury Risk and Managerial Decision-Making

Managers often avoid using backup catchers out of fear of injury. But how often do catchers actually get hurt?