John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

How Important is Hitting the Catcher’s Target? At Baseball Info Solutions, our video scouts recently began charting the catcher’s target before each pitch. This opens up many new avenues for analysis, but first we should examine the difference between pitches that hit the target and those that don’t. Considering all final pitches of each at […]

February 20, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Cahill, Latos and Floyd, Oh My A hot start can make a big difference in how players are perceived for the rest of the season. However, many times these same stretches occur in the middle of the season and may go unnoticed. A miniscule season ERA or a batting average above .400 for a couple […]

August 5, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Fantasy Baseball, John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

A Couple of Alternatives to ERA For years and years and years, and to this day, the standard stats to quote when talking about a player are home runs, RBI and batting average for hitters, and wins, losses and ERA for pitchers. Here are a couple of examples. From MLB.com’s Player of the Month section […]

April 30, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  One Comment

Fallout from the Cubs opening day blowout

Yes, it’s just one game, and no it was not lost due to the horrendously blown call on the trap by Nate McClouth on Marlon Byrd. Today’s 2010 season opener against the Braves in Atlanta was a lousy game from top to bottom. Cubs were twice doubled off base, committed 2 errors, pitchers walked 8 […]

April 5, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: game day, game recap, game strategy, lineup, Lou Piniella, players, roster  No Comments

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Which players have performed the best in the postseason? Performing well during the regular season is one thing, but producing in October wins championships. As we await the Twins-Tigers playoff and the Division Series, let’s take a look at the best playoff performers among active players. Most Productive Hitters by On-Base Plus Slugging (minimum 50 […]

October 6, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: John Dewan, playoffs, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments