MLBAM Snr Data Architect. For every saber question answered, research should spawn two more questions: we move forward but end zone is farther away than thought

Joined May 2009
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Pitch most likely to be a wild pitch, that wasn't: baseballsavant.mlb.com/sport…
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Tangotiger retweeted
Before Joe Oliver knocked in the winning run in Game 2 of the World Series 31 years ago today, there was some drama in the dugout when Tom Browning went missing. #RedsVault #WireToWire (📽️ @MLBNetwork)
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This is perhaps the worst baserunning play of all-time. Never has a player's nickname been as apt as on this one occasion...
Chart above is from here: tangotiger.net/we.html Indeed, you can tell if a runner knows what he is doing if he ever emulates Psycho Lyons: baseball-reference.com/boxes…
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vault.si.com/vault/1990/08/1… Somehow this was a (potential) double-steal decided between the players, without being the green light to do so by the manager.
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#Statcast PB/WP rates by location of pitch
#Statcast Next up in the continuing path of Statcast WAR is including a Catcher's Blocking Skill. Here's how it looks league-wide. (I haven't looked at individual catchers yet.)
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Willians Astudillo... I want a 40mph pitch
If you could face any pitcher, who would it be?
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Final Scorecard: Hour 1: 22 batters Hour 2: 23 batters Hour 3: 22 batters (in 64 minutes, ~21/hr) This game of all those I've tracked the last couple of days had the most even pace.
Hour 1: 22 batters Hour 2: 23 batters Hour 3: 19 batters
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#MLBFieldVision Outfielder is 230 feet from 3B, which is ~2.3 seconds plus exchange time, putting it ~3 seconds. Taylor was 82 feet, and his ever-important Sprint Speed of 28.8 ft/s means he'd get there in 82/28.8 = 2.85 seconds. So, close but Taylor had good chance. But...
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... but there's a reason we say "don't make 1st or 3rd out at 3B". The difference between 1b/2b and 1b/3b is -0.021 wins for the Braves, while throwing him out is an enormous +.114 wins. The breakeven point is a whopping 84%. And this doesn't even include Betts coming to bat.
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That is plain and simple a terrible percentage play. The runner either forgot there were two outs and/or forgot Betts was the next batter.
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Hour 1: 22 batters Hour 2: 23 batters Hour 3: 19 batters
Hour 1: 22 batters Hour 2: 23 batters
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Hour 1: 22 batters Hour 2: 23 batters
Hour 1: 22 batters
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Hour 1: 22 batters
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#Statcast Next up in the continuing path of Statcast WAR is including a Catcher's Blocking Skill. Here's how it looks league-wide. (I haven't looked at individual catchers yet.)
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Final Scorecard: Hour 1: 15 batters Hour 2: 23 batters Hour 3: 21 batters Hour 4: 20 batters in 67 minutes (~18 / 60) Reminder: for a typical 75 batter game, to get a 3 hour game, you need 25 batters per hour. 30 batters per hour is a 2.5 hour game.
Hour 1: 15 batters Hour 2: 23 batters Hour 3: 21 batters Hour 4: 18 batters
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Hour 1: 15 batters Hour 2: 23 batters Hour 3: 21 batters Hour 4: 18 batters
Hour 1: 15 batters Hour 2: 23 batters Hour 3: 21 batters
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Nobody thinks Launch Angle is "swinging up"
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