VORP? UZR? BABIP? No doubt you have seen some recent articles, including on this website, using terms that sound like they could come directly from NASA or the CIA. These terms actually are part of an emerging lexicon that is revolutionizing baseball circles called Sabermetrics.
Sabermetrics is the term given by baseball folks to the practice of churning and [...]
When we last visited this subject (see link here), there was considerable debate whether John Lannan’s abnormally low Batting Average for Balls Put into Play, or BABIP, was a statistical anomaly or whether there was something inherent in Lannan’s pitching technique and/or location that causes him to have the lowest BABIP in the league over the past [...]
On Monday, at a few minutes til 1pm, I sat down in front of my TV to root on my beloved Washington Nationals. Unfortunately, the outcome of this game, like many others the Nats play in, didn’t go the way I had hoped. They lost 11-1 to the Phillies. Starting pitcher John Lannan didn’t survive the 4th inning and was [...]