Here I begin to create an economic model of the labor market for baseball. By estimating the number of wins a player is worth, estimating the average value of a win, we can learn about their contribution to a team in terms of revenue generated. By subtracting out their wages, the player’s surplus or cost to a team, known as their rent, can be estimated as well. This model has applications in determining the rational economic response of teams as they strive to the goal of winning profitably.
Originally Published: 1/4/18
In a continuation of my recent articles looking at pitch location, I added in the other half of the picture, horizontal movement.
Originally Published: 12/26/17
This is a piggyback article to my previous one, taking a more in-depth look at the eye-level changes and what it looks like over the course of a season.
Originally Published: 12/6/2017
Here I took a quantitative look at the proverbial “Eye-Level Change”, or change in vertical positioning of pitches, for pitchers in the Majors, and how it can make the Pirates more effective in 2018.
Originally Published: 11/27/2017
Charlie Morton went from a middle of the rotation pitcher to a dominant one over the course of one year. Looking at his change in pitching philosophy, the Pirates should make some similar adjustments.
Originally Published: 11/7/2017
In this article I took a look at the aggression at the plate for the Pirates and how it relates to batter performance.
Originally Published: 10/24/2017
Here I took a look at the effectiveness of each of Gerrit Cole’s pitches and how he can leverage them more effectively.
Originally Published: 10/11/2017