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Put-in-Play Percentage: A "Great Metric" for Youth Baseball? July 30, 2009 Reporting

My posts have gotten pretty sporadic (…again, sadly), and I’ll once again play the “lotta’ stuff goin’ on” card. Fortunately, it’s mostly fun stuff, but it does mean I’ve got ...... Continue »

Perfect Game / Pretty Good Youth Baseball Scoring System July 24, 2009 Reporting

I’ve had this post half-written for a few days, but it became more timely last night when Mark Buehrle pitched a perfect game for the Chicago White Sox, so it ...... Continue »

VORP, EqA, FIP and Pure "Data" as the Answer July 21, 2008 Analysis

I’ve written about baseball before, and I’ll do it again. My local paper, The Columbus Dispatch, had a Sunday Sports cover page two weekends ago titled Going Deeper – Baseball ...... Continue »

Baseball Stats and BI Musings Part II: Data Quality June 4, 2008 Analytics Strategy

In Part I, I took a run at assessing a couple of the most popular baseball statics to see how they measured up as well-formed performance metrics. The other thought ...... Continue »

Baseball Stats and BI Musings Part I: Good Metrics? June 3, 2008 Reporting

It’s late spring, and my 9-year-old’s baseball season is getting rolling. Due to my gross lack of eye-hand coordination, I volunteered to do the scoring for the team. There are two ...... Continue »