Category MLB

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?

Which Pitchers Are Forced to Throw the Most Extra Pitches?

Whose defenses have let them down? We’ve got a list of the top 10.

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?

What’s been behind Justin Verlander’s great season?

Slider dominance and defensive dominance are going hand in hand to allow Verlander to outperform his peripherals.

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.