(Click to enlarge) Continuing with the heatmap theme, here is a graph using the same concept but with the more advanced statistics. All numbers are pulled from Fangraphs as of 8/28/10. I cheated and used Excel for this particular graph. Aubrey Huff: Still pretty darned good.
A little bit of visual labwork on this Friday. I’ve been playing around with R lately and I’ve been working on ‘heatmaps’. Each square has a number value and that value is ranked within each column by color — ie: all HR’s are compared against other HR totals for that column. White (higher value) -> dark red (lower value). For… Read more →
*From 1901-2010 I’m in love with the new Baseball-Reference WAR data. WAR, or Wins Above Replacement, is the uber-stat that attempts to encompass the total value of what makes a player, erm, valuable. With the development of FanGraphs and other saber-slanted websites, WAR has become a pretty well known statistic. If you’re new to the game, check out the glossary… Read more →
This one speaks for itself. A graph of fastball velocity by appearance from our favorite flame-throwing closer.
Outside of on-field performance, there’s a few things that will always endear me to a pitcher. Stirrups, check. Weird facial hair, check. Funky pitching motions, double-check. As a fan of the Giants and their farm system, sometime around 2007 Sergio Romo caught my eye when he completely devastated the California League. If you ever read any scouting report on Romo,… Read more →
A quick graph. I’m trying something new — let me know if it’s helpful or not. What you’re looking at is Tim Lincecum’s fastball velocity by inning. The game data is from his first start — and victory — of the year against the Houston Astros. Each red dashed-line indicates the end of an inning. So, you’ve got 7 dashed-lines… Read more →
A quick graph post tonight before I turn in. I’m trying to come up with a graph that shows the ups and downs of a player’s progress over the course of a season. I know that the praiseworthy FanGraphs has been doing similar graphs for awhile, but I wanted to try my hand at my own style and it’s good… Read more →