Author Archives: Andrew Kyne

Quantifying Aaron Nola’s Early Season Command

A look at what our command charting metrics say about Aaron Nola’s slow start.

The Cost of Defensive Mistakes

The Mariners started the season at a torrid pace, but were one of the worst defensive teams in baseball. How do our Defensive Misplays correlate with winning?

Breaking Down Plate Discipline by Pitch Type

Is Joey Votto’s greatness evident against both fastballs and breaking balls? Who else is that good?

Visualizing Plate Discipline

We can put a number on plate discipline. But what does it look like? Where are hitters taking their swings, and how far do they extend their zones?

What we can learn from Rougned Odor’s bunts against the shift

Rougned Odor bunted against shifts far more than any other player. We watched them. Here’s what we learned.

Which catchers get strikes at the top of the zone?

Robinson Chirinos has struggled to frame the high strike. Which catchers are best at getting strikes at the top of the zone?

Finding Candidates for a Four-Man Outfield

Four-man outfields may be more common in 2019. Which hitters are candidates to face the strategy?