(H/T: to Phylan for the idea). Click the image to embiggen. Lots of red squares in 2011. This is probably the longest Huff has struggled since his 2001 campaign. Huff actually broke into the league in 2000 (not included in the heatmap) and 2001 was his first season that he started the year in the majors. It was a tough… Read more →
After last night’s 9-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, the Giants’ runs scored per game (R/G) fell to 3.5. That places the team 16th in the National League in R/G. The Giants have scored 395 runs this season. The team also ranks dead last or second-to-last in OBP (.303), SLG (.358), OPS+ (85), and slew of other offensive metrics that… Read more →
(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 →