Category Archives: Full Spectrum Baseball

Sabermetric Mining: K-BB Metrics – The Simpler The Better?

Title: Sabermetric Mining: K-BB Metrics – The Simpler The Better?
Date: September 21, 2012
Original Source: Full Spectrum Baseball
Synopsis: The latest Sabermetric Mining piece doubles back to the very first SM piece looking at ERA estimators, and re-evaluates their efficacy in the light of some new research. It also introduces (K-BB)/PA as a leading in-season ERA indicator.
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Down On The Farm – Updating Prospects You Were Expecting in 2013

Title: Down On The Farm – Updating Prospects You Were Expecting in 2013
Date: September 19, 2012
Original Source: Full Spectrum Baseball
Synopsis: My latest DOTF piece looks back at Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects for 2012, specifically those in the top-50 who had an ETA of 2013. The article updates the timelines of those players who were originally expected to debut sometime next season.
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Sabermetric Mining: Relief Pitchers Part 2 (LI & WPA)

Title: Sabermetric Mining: Relief Pitchers Part 2 (LI & WPA)
Date: September 14, 2012
Original Source: Full Spectrum Baseball
Synopsis: The latest Sabermetric Mining piece dives further into Leverage Index and also includes Win Probability Added, giving readers four different stats by which to measure relief pitcher performance. It also looks at the correlation between LI and WPA stats and future save opportunities, while identifying possible 2013 closer candidates.
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Down On The Farm: Fun With Major League Equivalencies

Title: Down On The Farm: Fun With Major League Equivalencies
Date: September 12, 2012
Original Source: Full Spectrum Baseball
Synopsis: This week’s DOTF piece went in a different direction, analyzing Minor League Baseball’s top performers within the scope of Major League Equivalent statistics. Using a converter tool, I took some of MiLB’s MVPs and top performers and translated their stats to the MLB equivalent, given their current level and performance.
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Sabermetric Mining – Leverage Index

Title: Sabermetric Mining – Leverage Index
Date: September 7, 2012
Original Source: Full Spectrum Baseball
Synopsis: The latest Sabermetric Mining piece dives into Leverage Index, a measure of how relief pitchers are deployed by their managers. The article looks at how fantasy owners can use Leverage Index as a proxy for manager trust in a pitcher, thereby helping to identify potential future saves candidates.
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Down On The Farm: Arizona Fall League Part 1

Title: Down On The Farm: Arizona Fall League Part 1
Date: September 5, 2012
Original Source: Full Spectrum Baseball
Synopsis: The Down On The Farm weekly feature is heading in a slightly different direction with Minor League seasons winding down, now focusing on the Arizona Fall League rosters, and what those assignments mean for the development of the players involved. Part 1 of the series looked at the Mesa Solar Sox, the affiliate team for the Orioles, Cubs, Tigers, Astros, and Dodgers.
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Sabermetric Mining: FB%, HR/FB, “Lucky” Homers

Title: Sabermetric Mining: FB%, HR/FB, “Lucky” Homers
Date: August 31, 2012
Original Source: Full Spectrum Baseball
Synopsis: The latest in my Sabermetric Mining series took a look at FB% and HR/FB, two home run-related sabermetric stats, and included an exploration of the Hit Tracker tool, with the goal of identifying over- and under-performers in the home run category.
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Down On The Farm: Kansas City Royals

Title: Down On The Farm: Toronto Blue Jays
Date: August 29, 2012
Original Source: Full Spectrum Baseball
Synopsis: My latest Down On The Farm piece takes a look at the top-5 farm system belonging to the Kansas City Royals.
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Sabermetric Mining: SwStr%, K%, and K/9

Title: Sabermetric Mining: SwStr%, K%, and K/9
Date: August 17, 2012
Original Source: Full Spectrum Baseball
Synopsis: This weekly Sabermetric Mining feature will look at a different statistics each week, explaining it and identifying how to leverage it for fantasy purposes. This time I took a look at strikeout-related stats, and how different metrics can help to identify over- or under-performers in the strikeout category.
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Down On The Farm: Cincinnati Reds

Title: Down On The Farm: Cincinnati Reds
Date: August 15, 2012
Original Source: Full Spectrum Baseball
Synopsis: For the third instalment of Down On The Farm, I needed an excuse to rave about speedster Billy Hamilton, so I dove into the Reds’ minor league system and explored.
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