This is a bit of lab work, but here’s a new graph/chart I’ve been tinkering with. It’s each of Lincecum’s strikeouts by pitch-type from yesterday’s 12 strikeout masterpiece. Each strikeout is color coded for pitch-type (red = fastball, green = slider, yellow = changeup, blue = curveball). I’ve included if the pitch was a swinging strikeout (as depicted by the… Read more →
First: if you’re a graph nerd like me, and you haven’t been reading The Prince of Slides blog, you need to go check it out now. You’ll notice that it’s been added to the link section on your right under ‘Friends of BCB’. Millsy has been on an absolute tear with his sab-R-metrics series — an introduction/primer to using R with baseball… 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.
As Pablo Sandoval continues to struggle this season — currently hitting a wOBA of .326 — it seems that everyone is in search for an answer. Two major things stick out to me: (1) His power, as determined by ISO — which remember, league average is around .150 — has plummeted. Pablo’s 2010 ISO of .145 is about 80 points… Read more →
All PFX data is from 2008. Unlike in the Randy Johnson FX post, I cleaned up some of the pitch-types for Zito this time around. The first plot is the familiar movement plot that you’ll often see with PFX data. The second plot is movement based on velocity. It’s very crude — I broke everything into 5mph chunks — but… Read more →
A very quick graph today for something I’ve been meaning to do since the offseason when RJ signed. Here’s a PFX movement plot of Randy Johnson’s 2008 season. A few quick words on the graph: The pitch-types included are all from the MLBAM algorithms and their accuracy has been disputed somewhat. Consider this plot a rough version of what Johnson… Read more →