Debuting a new feature this week, "What I'm Watching." Highlighting a game or sporting event(s) I'll be keeping an eye on.
We have another week full of baseball articles! Football is coming so I'm boxing out all the space for some hardball. Nice basketball reference in there, huh?
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This Week's Lineup
MLB’s ‘Three True Outcomes’ Worst Since 2005.
Why would homers and strikeouts and walks all drop this season, after years of rocketing up? Executives and coaches have some (statistical) thoughts.
49 Seasons of the Designated Hitter
Great summary of the history of the DH and how its use in the batting order has changed over the years.
Bayesian Prediction: Will Aaron Judge Break Roger Maris’ Home Run Record?
I've shared this with all my baseball leagues. This link is a breakdown of how the bayesian calculator for Aaron Judge's final predicted HR count is created. Pulling for him!
Which Team Added the Most Value at the MLB Trade Deadline?
Using Raw Value (examines how a hitter performs throughout each pitch of an at-bat rather than just the end result), we can see which teams added the most value. Frairs!
The Padres Add Juan Soto in the Blockbuster of All Blockbusters
A well-written in-depth summary of all the MLB Trade Deadline deals that took place.
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