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barrel zone
Sabermetrics & Analytics

Barrel Zone

What is a Barrel Zone? It starts out with launch angle which we covered here. Batter would like to see their be in the 10-50 degree range because grounders doesn’t often produce more than an […]

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Sabermetrics & Analytics

Weighted Runs Created Plus

  Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+) wRC+ takes the statistic Runs Created and adjusts that number to account for important external factors — like ballpark or era. It’s adjusted, so a wRC+ of 100 is […]

spin rate
Sabermetrics & Analytics

Spin Rate

Spin Rate-What is it? Spin rate is measured in RPM’s or revolutions per minute. It is the rate of spin on a baseball after it leaves the pitcher’s hand. Spin Rate is important to a […]

Sabermetrics & Analytics

Defensive Efficiency Ratio (DER)

What is Defensive Efficiency Ratio (DER)? Defensive Efficiency Ratio is the percentage of ball in play that a defense convert into outs/ The formula for Defensive Efficiency Ratio is: 1 – ((H + ROE – […]

Sabermetrics & Analytics

Statcast-Launch Angle

What is statcast? Statcast is an automated tool used to measure player movements and athletic abilities through the use of high-speed and highly accurate technology. In 2015, it was installed in all 30 major league […]

Sabermetrics & Analytics

FIP- Fielding Independent Pitching

FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) is a measurement for the pitcher. It looks at the things he can control. The pitch. Consider this, you are driving on  a country road , minding your own business, driving […]

batted ball statistics
Sabermetrics & Analytics

Batted Ball Formulas

Batted Ball Statistics are fairly straightforward: they express the share of a pitcher’s balls in play that are line drives, ground balls, or fly balls, including home runs that leave the ball field. This should […]

Baseball History

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History of Baseball and Music

Baseball and Music History Down through time there is a strong bond between baseball and music. Musicians have been writing about the game since the beginning of the game of base ball. Let’s take a […]

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