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Baseball Statistics: BABIP Updated

April 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Statistics and Analysis

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 […]

Introduction to FanGraphs, WE and WPA

April 18, 2010 by  
Filed under New Media, Statistics and Analysis

Given that my Washington Nationals were being pummeled 11-7 by the Milwaukee Brewers on this Sunday afternoon, I thought my time would be better spent talking a little bit about FanGraphs ( and some key statistics being used to analyze games. is a company located in Arlington, Virginia that provides statistics for every player in Major […]

Baseball Statistics: BABIP

April 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Statistics and Analysis

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 […]

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