Category Archives: Fangraphs

Riding the Waves of BABIP Variance with Chris Colabello

Title: Riding the Waves of BABIP Variance with Chris Colabello
Date: April 12, 2016
Original Source: Fangraphs
Synopsis: For my latest at Fangraphs, I spoke with Chris Colabello at spring training about the ups and downs of life as a high-variance hitter and how to keep faith in your process.
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Aaron Sanchez and the Trevor Rosenthal Experiment

Title: Aaron Sanchez and the Trevor Rosenthal Experiment
Date: July 18, 2014
Original Source: Fangraphs
Synopsis: This article looked at whether the Toronto Blue Jays were smart to call up prospect Aaron Sanchez and have him work out of the bullpen down the stretch.
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The AL East War Of Attrition

Title: The AL East War Of Attrition
Date: July 11, 2014
Original Source: Fangraphs
Synopsis: This article looked at how tight the AL East race was three weeks from the trade deadline, suggesting the teams involved should be aggressive in making even marginal upgrades.
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Is Brett Lawrie Putting Himself In Harm’s Way?

Title: Is Brett Lawrie Putting Himself In Harm’s Way?
Date: June 26, 2014
Original Source: Fangraphs
Synopsis: This article looked at Brett Lawrie being hit by a pair of pitches in short order, and whether a change in approach at the plate put him in additional danger.
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Casey Janssen And The Hyperefficient Save

Title: Casey Janssen And The Hyperefficient Save
Date: June 13, 2014
Original Source: Fangraphs
Synopsis: This article looked at an incredible one-pitch save from Casey Janssen of the Toronto Blue Jays and its historical context.
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The Giants And High-Leverage Dominance

Title: The Giants And High-Leverage Dominance
Date: June 6, 2014
Original Source: Fangraphs
Synopsis: This article looked at the dominance of the San Francisco Giants in high-leverage situations and suggested it wasn’t sustainable (it wasn’t).
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What Happens When A Pitcher Goes Right Down The Middle?

Title: What Happens When A Pitcher Goes Right Down The Middle?
Date: May 30, 2014
Original Source: Fangraphs
Synopsis: This article looked at pitchers who throw directly down the middle, why they may do so, and what type of outcomes they can generally expect when doing so.
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San Diego’s Historically Tenuous Trio

Title: San Diego’s Historically Tenuous Trio
Date: May 16, 2014
Original Source: Fangraphs
Synopsis: This article looked at the horribly ineffective group of hitters the San Diego Padres had been using to begin the season.
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Wasted Pitches and the Pitchers Who Make the Most of Them

Title: Wasted Pitches and the Pitchers Who Make the Most of Them
Date: May 9, 2014
Original Source: Fangraphs
Synopsis: This article looked at pitchers who throw the most pitches outside of a reasonable zone for possible strikes and examined which make the most of said offerings.
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Why Would A Pitcher Pitch Against The Shift?

Title: Why Would A Pitcher Pitch Against The Shift?
Date: April 18, 2014
Original Source: Fangraphs
Synopsis: I’ll now be writing at Fangraphs (non-Roto side) more often. This latest article broke down push and pull rates to determine whether pitchers should alter their location when a shift is on.
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