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Pirates Hall of Fame Class

  Pirates Hall of Fame class, the inaugural version was announced for induction. There is plenty of storied history in Pittsburgh and this has been  long anticipated from the media and fans. On September 3, […]

Sabermetrics

Sabermetrics & Analytics

Plate Discipline

Plate Discipline- What Is It? Plate Discipline is a baseball statistics that tells how often an hitter swings and makes contact with certain or different types of pitches or how often a pitcher induces swings […]

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 […]

weighted runs created plus
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 […]

FIP
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 […]

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