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.
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.
April 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
baseball, mlb, world series
Baseball is back and we're all so glad.
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)
February 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
ballparks, baseball, mlb, pitching
When we talk about park adjusted stats, and park factors, what does all of that mean? How do we arrive at those numbers and how do we account for changes over time? We also talk about "pitch design" and how that combines analytical data and player development.
February 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 16 mins
baseball, mlb, pecota, projections
We talk with Jonathan Judge and Rob McQuown, who oversee Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections to get some more insight into how the projections are made, what's new this year, and of course hip hop.
January 31st, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
baseball, mlb, pitching, radar, umpires
We talk to Jeff Long, Sean O'Rourke, Wayne Boyle, and Russell Carleton about their recent Pitching Week article about the Robot Strikezone and Robot Umpires.
January 18th, 2018 | 57 mins 45 secs
baseball, mlb, pitching, sabermetrics
Stolen Signs is back. Harry and Kendall talk about the slow offseason, collusion and ideas on how to change the economics of baseball. After a short break (14:05) they discuss new research by Duke University that looks into neurological and motor skills and how they translate to baseball production, a new smart baseball that can provide some pitch tracking and tease some new work by the stats team at Baseball Prospectus. To wrap up (32:00), a look into the state of pitching and try to talk about what an inning(s) eater is and also what an ace is.
December 22nd, 2017 | 1 hr 42 mins
baseball, hall of fame, miami marlins, pitching, shohei otani
We touch on many issues of the day as we wrap up 2017 in style.
[3:10] - Marlins firesale fallout
[17:05] - Bob Bowman forced out at MLBAM
[23:38] - Shohei Ohtani ZIPS, Steamer and PECOTA projections
[35:20] - Long form movement article from Jeff Long
[51:00] - Major League Baseball's Statcast Can Break Sabermetrics by Emma Baccellieri
[1:19:20] - Hall of Fame discussion
December 7th, 2017 | 1 hr 23 mins
baseball, japanese baseball, mlb, ohtani
We talk with Ben Lindbergh and Kaz Yamazaki about the NPB posting system, differences between the mounds, balls, culture of MLB and NPB and dig a little deeper into some of the myths about Japanese pitchers coming over to MLB. We also look into the current state of the sabermetric community in Japan.