Category Archives: Beyond the Boxscore

Visualizing the AL MVP Race

Title: Visualizing the AL MVP Race
Date: September 11, 2013
Original Source: Beyond the Boxscore
Synopsis: While Wins Above Replacement is a counting statistic, it can also change retroactively as replacement level changes. Still, I took an attempt at visualizing the American League MVP race with time series WAR data.
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Team WAR, Pythagorean Wins and Actual Wins

Title: Team WAR, Pythagorean Wins and Actual Wins
Date: August 28, 2013
Original Source: Beyond the Boxscore
Synopsis: This article looked to visualize the relationship between individual player wins above replacement,Pythagorean wins and actual team wins.
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Do pitchers get more efficient with experience?

Title: Do pitchers get more efficient with experience?
Date: August 14, 2013
Original Source: Beyond the Boxscore
Synopsis: This article examined whether starting pitchers get more efficient with their pitches as they age, thought the results were relatively inconclusive.
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Giving some love to under the radar 2013 rookie hitters

Title: Giving some love to under the radar 2013 rookie hitters
Date: August 7, 2013
Original Source: Beyond the Boxscore
Synopsis: This article took a look at some of the top hitting rookies who were getting overshadowed by the Yasiel Puigs and Wil Myers of the world.
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Francisco Liriano and the Rare “Third Peak”

Title: Francisco Liriano and the Rare “Third Peak”
Date: July 31, 2013
Original Source: Beyond the Boxscore
Synopsis: This article examined Francisco Liriano’s third career peak and explored other pitchers who have been as up-and-down as Liriano..
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BtBS Podcast #73: In Our Defense

Title: BtBS Podcast #73: In Our Defense
Date: July 26, 2013
Original Source: Beyond the Boxscore
Synopsis: This edition of the podcast broke down a number of topics, including Francisco Liriano’s resurgence, the Jays’ struggles and more.
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BtBS Podcast #72: Dead on Arrival

Title: BtBS Podcast #72: Dead on Arrival
Date: July 23, 2013
Original Source: Beyond the Boxscore
Synopsis: This edition of the podcast broke down a number of topics, including another friendly wager, pre-deadline talk, elite ground ball pitchers and more.
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Jay Bruce and the early hitter peak

Title: Jay Bruce and the early hitter peak
Date: August 21, 2013
Original Source: Beyond the Boxscore
Synopsis: This article took a look at personal favorite Jay Bruce, pointing out how he peaked early in his career, contrary to normal aging curves.
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BtBS Podcast #71: Ring Rust

Title: BtBS Podcast #71: Ring Rust
Date: July 18, 2013
Original Source: Beyond the Boxscore
Synopsis: This edition of the podcast broke down a number of topics, including wager punishment, early MVP talk, personality above replacement and more.
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Introducing “The Roger Dorn,” A Pinch Hit Hit by Pitch

Title: Introducing “The Roger Dorn,” A Pinch Hit Hit by Pitch
Date: July 11, 2013
Original Source: Beyond the Boxscore
Synopsis: This article introduced “The Roger Dorn,” looking at those instances where a batter was hit by a pitch as a pinch hitter..
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