Stolen Signs

Kendall Guillemette and Harry Pavlidis discuss baseball statistics, as well as look for the stories and people behind the stats.

About the show

Kendall Guillemette and Harry Pavlidis discuss baseball statistics, as well as look for the stories and people behind the stats.

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  • Episode 36: Dingers, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and ARod

    April 25th, 2019  |  21 mins 41 secs
    baseball, mlb

    We talk about the Great Home Run Surge of 2019, the Rabbit Ball, Slippier in the Air Ball, the call up of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Alex Rodriguez on YouTube.

  • Episode 35: New MLB Rules with Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal

    March 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 10 secs
    baseball, mlb

    We talked with Jared Diamond about recent MLB rules changes. Specifically related to one of our favorite subjects, two-way players. We address how teams will have to designate players as, pitchers, hitters, or two-way and what effect those rules will have on the game. We also get a peak into Jared's upcoming book.

  • Episode 34: Projection Roundtable with the creators of ZiPS, Steamer, THE BAT and Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA

    February 21st, 2019  |  50 mins 52 secs
    baseball, mlb, pecota, projections

    We chatted with the creators and maintainers of four major projection systems, ZiPS (Dan Szymborski), Steamer (Jared Cross), THE BAT (Derek Carty) and Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA (Harry Pavlidis) about how their systems are created, how the past is used to project future performance and how projecting young players without much track record can be tricky.

    Music is "Open Your Face" by Parker Projection

  • Episode 33: PECOTA 2019 with Jonathan Judge and Rob McQuown

    February 7th, 2019  |  51 mins 57 secs
    baseball, mlb, pecota, projections

    Deep dive into DRC+ and PECOTA with Jonathan Judge and Rob McQuown of Baseball Prospectus.

  • Episode 32: How big can this Hall get?

    December 15th, 2018  |  53 mins 41 secs
    baseball, baseball prospectus, mlb

    Shohei Ohtani revisited, baseball Hall of Fame bar lowering and how it affects who gets in, lining up optimal player development and what happens when you launch a new statistic.

  • Episode 31: Changing Pitchers, Changing Players, Changing Owners

    November 15th, 2018  |  54 mins 46 secs
    baseball, baseball prospectus, mlb

    Harry and Kendall talk about the quantifying The Opener phenomenon, Bill James' comments about replacing players, trying to figure out if regular baseball fans could visibly tell the difference between top MLB talent and replacement level talent. Then cap it off with a discussion about the changes at Baseball Prospectus.

  • Episode 30: In the playoffs (and always) pitching and catching are important

    October 25th, 2018  |  25 mins 45 secs
    baseball, catching, pitching, world series

    In the playoffs (and always) pitching and catching are important

  • Episode 29: Building a Baseball Team for the Playoffs and the Future

    October 4th, 2018  |  58 mins 42 secs

    We talk about how you build a baseball team for the playoffs and the future. It’s good to talk about baseball. Enjoy the playoffs.

  • Episode 28: Women's Baseball World Cup and the Rise of the 100 MPH Pitcher

    August 23rd, 2018  |  50 mins 16 secs

    Harry and Kendall talk about the Women's Baseball World Cup, then look at how the number of 🔥high velocity🔥pitchers has increased over the last 10 years. They wrap up with a discussion of how bullpen usage affects lineups and how it might affect your daily fantasy league.

  • Episode 27: Bringing numbers to the booth with Jason Benetti

    July 13th, 2018  |  59 mins 19 secs

    We visit with Jason Benetti, television play by play announcer for the Chicago White Sox. We talk with him about his start in the business, taking over for a broadcasting legend, how he integrates Steve Stone's first hand knowledge, with the plethora of statistical data he has access to.

    We also touch on the All Star Game and how catchers are evaluated for the Hall of Fame.

  • Episode 26: It seems the seam material has a material impact with Dr. Meredith Wills

    June 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    baseball, home runs, knitting, mlb

    Talking about the materials that make up a baseball with Dr. Meredith Wills. We also revisit two-way players, dig into defensive metrics and why they're difficult, and are reminded that everything old is new again.

  • Episode 25: Sergio Romo is The Opener with R.J. Anderson

    May 31st, 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins
    baseball, cbs sports, mlb, mlb draft

    R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports came on to talk with us about the Rays recent usage of Sergio Romo as a starting pitcher. We talk about whether this concept will continue and if there may be other teams willing to try it out. We also talk with Anthony Rescan about his Baseball Prospectus Intern project for calculating surplus draft value. We threw in a handful of things we've learned over the last few weeks including tidbits about Kendrys Morales, Jordan Hicks, and the predictive value of xStats.

  • Episode 24: Report of the Committee Studying Home Run Rates in Major League Baseball

    May 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 51 mins
    baseball, home runs, mlb

    We discuss the Report of the Committee Studying Home Run Rates in Major League Baseball released on May 24, 2018. We talk with committee chair Dr. Alan Nathan, and committee member Dr. Dan Brooks as well as radar and target tracking research engineer, Dr. Sean O'Rourke. We examine what the report is saying and what it means going forward.

  • Episode 23: Evaluating Baseball Statistics with Sam Miller of ESPN

    May 17th, 2018  |  1 hr 14 mins
    baseball, pitching, statistics

    Sam Miller joined us to talk about his recent article about evaluating Statcast's new Pop Time metric. Surprising exactly no one, we also talk about Shohei Ohtani, again. And take a look at Robinson Cańo's Hall of Fame candidacy.

  • Episode 21: Baseball is Back

    April 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min
    baseball, mlb, world series

    Baseball is back and we're all so glad.

  • Episode 20: Spin Rates and Designing Pitches with Jeff Long

    March 15th, 2018  |  1 hr 21 mins
    baseball, mlb, pitching, radar

    2:32 Revisiting PECOTA team projections
    10:44 Announce winners of The Shift by Russell A. Carleton giveaway
    14:40 Spin Rates and Pitch Design with Jeff Long
    1:08:45 More juiced ball talk (h/t Rob Arthur)