By Laura Peebles January 27, 2024 Yesterday while the Washington Nationals were holding their Hot Stove event, the SABR Day for Bob Davids Chapter event was going on simultaneously. After the announcements, the first speaker was Chelsea Janes of the … Continue reading
The Nationals have the second most singles in baseball, with 86. They strike out the least in the entire league (17.8%) and get on base an average amount while having the 12th-best batting average in the league.
The BaseballSavant site provides an incredible array of data and graphs. Virtually anything you want to know can be found there. I had frankly forgotten how useful it is until I stumbled upon it yesterday looking for information on Cade … Continue reading
We do not always get the sample sizes we need to properly analyze the data. But one thing is for sure, that Juan Soto is a legitimate superstar. Red (hot) highlights in the chart (above) is good and blue (cold) … Continue reading
The Washington Nationals welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to the Nation’s Capital for a two game set on the heels of Washington’s seven game losing streak. The Nats have not fared well lately in pushing across late inning runs to … Continue reading
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The annual SABR day for the largest chapter of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) had the usual array of interesting speakers. Some of their research is available on-line, so if you have a particular interest and can’t find the … Continue reading
The Tampa Bay Rays won’t make the playoffs. The historic excellence of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the great play of the second-place New York Yankees, has seen to that. But it’s undeniable that the Rays have done … Continue reading
Houston, we have a problem. There are over 100 free agents still available with about 28 to 42 of those players who could move the projections (shown below) that have been compiled by Baseball Prospectus and FanGraphs.
These summaries are transcribed from my notes, so none should be taken as verbatim quotes. Somehow in the Q & A every speaker was asked about replay and the possible pitch clock, and most of them were asked about the … Continue reading
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo refers to his analytics department as “The Pentagon”. They are a key to the Sabermetrics and the math of WAR (Wins Above Replacement) which keeps Rizzo’s analytics department on their toes as each player … Continue reading