Author Archives: Andrew Kyne

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?

The Rise of Minor League Defensive Shifts

We talk a lot about shifts at the MLB level. What about in the minors? Are they rising like they are in the majors? Are they are as common?

Mets moving away from the inside fastball

The Mets threw the highest percentage of inside fastballs in 2018. That hasn’t been the case in 2019.