It occurred to me yesterday that I haven’t seen much of Aaron Rowand lately. Yup. That’s what happens when your wOBA is .282. Rowand will be making $12M per year over the next two seasons. I wholeheartedly give Bochy credit for realizing that there are much better CF options on the team in Andres Torres and Cody Ross. Ross is… Read more →
The idea behind Chernoff Faces it that you can take data and map it to facial features in order to visually present differences in the numbers. The theory is that humans easily recognize facial features and can notice changes fairly quickly. There’s a lot of debate as to how useful Chernoff Faces are, but they’re a fun diversion and, I… Read more →
Sanchez has been solid on defense this year, but the Giants are going to need a little more oomph out of his bat. His current .302 wOBA — using the original Tango formula and not the FanGraphs’ version — leaves much to be desired. In our graph I’ve also included the league average for wOBA. The league average 2B this… Read more →
Click for mega-size In 2009, Pablo Sandoval emerged as an offensive force for the Giants. For a team that sorely lacked any kind of hitter that you could qualify as ‘good’ or ‘non-terrible’ Sandoval’s wOBA in ’09 of .396 was one of the best things about the year. He hit for power, walked at a league average rate (for a… Read more →
Your ‘Wednesday Graph’ is coming early this week. I decided to make a gigantic team plate approach graph — using the 9 players on the team with the most plate appearances. Red circles are swings, green circles are non-swings. (Click to view the extra-large version. Large version is a little clearer.) Players are listed in no particular order. Quick thoughts… Read more →
This one speaks for itself. A graph of fastball velocity by appearance from our favorite flame-throwing closer.
Below you’ll see this week’s Wednesday Graph — a new feature I’m going to be doing here on BCB. Every Wednesday I’ll be posting a Giants-related graph. Please, hold back your excitement. This week’s graph focuses on Aaron Rowand has his BB% and K% rates. (Last data pulled from 5/23/10. BB% = BB/PA, K% = SO/AB) Career K% – 20.4… Read more →