Throughout the Saber-Slant series, we have covered much of how hitting is viewed, but we have yet to discuss pitching or fielding contributions. However, due to my decreasing time availability, I will…Read More
Last week, I introduced a concept that most fans understand but few know how to properly apply: park factors. We all know that parks can definitely affect a players’ hitting, pitching, or even fielding…Read More
Remember that the first thing to keep in mind in sabermetrics is that context is everything. One of the most common contexts that fans are aware of and adjust for in their mind is the context of home park.…Read More
Last week in the All-Star Game lineup optimization piece, I mentioned a stat called wOBA, an acronym for Weighted On-Base Average. I did not explain much about it last week in order to get to the lineup…Read More
This week, we’ll cut our discussion on lineup optimization short. I was initially planning to devote an entire article on the cleanup spot, but the honest truth is that this spot is one that the…Read More
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