Date Archive:

June 2016

Which Teams Use Their Bullpens Optimally?

Teams with deep bullpens like the Royals, Yankees, and Orioles can stretch their success even further by using their resources in the most optimal manner. By correlating game context and reliever ability, they can conserve inning counts for each reliever and prevent fatigue and meaningless usage. The metric presented here attempts to quantify this usage, with the caveats of small sample sizes and the lack of quality interpretation.

Probability: Why Hitting Streaks are Impressive (And Why They’re Not)

Long hitting streaks seem to happen every year in Major League Baseball. Even though they seem this common, there is conflicting evidence as to whether or not they truly represent a noteworthy skill. How likely are hitting streaks to happen?