As of writing this, the Seattle Mariners are 47 - 31 on the season. This gives them the fourth best winning percentage in baseball. Not too shabby. The Mariners seem to have been born again in the month of June, quickly climbing past the Angels in the standings, and at one point even taking first … Continue reading Are the Mariners for Real?
Month: June 2018
Trevor Story: Most Improved?
Is Trevor Story the most improved player from last season? Well lucky for us, we have the power of data to answer that question without speculation. 2017 was less than stellar for the Rockies shortstop. He hit .239 / .308 / .457. Nothing to write home about, even with the slightly above average slugging percentage. To … Continue reading Trevor Story: Most Improved?
Grounds for Execution: The Save
We all know how new statistics are born. The professional baseball quants get together in a back room and devise new ways to eliminate those dreaded traditional scouts, while their computers make all the decisions. But this begs the question, how do stats die? Well the first step, in my mind, is education. So it's … Continue reading Grounds for Execution: The Save
On the Rise
In the early days of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, I found myself in a usual April evening spot: solving math problems while watching the Red Sox dominate. On the verge of one of their 19 victories that month, Craig Kimbrel trotted out to the mound to start the top of the 9th inning. … Continue reading On the Rise