Short-Stop Analytics Articles

Short-Stop Analytics #10: Adrian Beltre: The Ageless Player

Jeff Adams

Adrian Beltres career may have ended, but our very own Jeff Adams wants to celebrate the future Hall of Famer and his incredible career. Jeff analyzes his career through aging curves to show why Beltre is truly the ageless player.

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Short-Stop Analytics #9: The Triple Crown in 2018

Matthew de Marte

The Triple Crown has long been the most exclusive club on hitters on earth. With sabermetrics now playing a prominent role in mainstream baseball culture what do we make of the Triple Crown? This article breaks down how statistical evaluation has evolved past the Triple Crown, and rendered it ineffective at determining baseballs best hitter.

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Short-Stop Analytics #8: Analyzing a Twitter Poll

Matthew de Marte

In this edition of Short-Stop analytics we look at a Twitter poll, and see what the actual answer to the question is. We find out of the options of the poll, what the true gold standard for hitters and pitchers is.

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Short-Stop Analytics #7: Quantifying the Coors Effect Using Statcast

Matthew de Marte

In this edition of Short-Stop analytics, we look at the Coors effect. We aim to specifically look at what kind of batted balls does Coors aid hitters most on compared to league average to better understand what makes it the hitters paradise it is.

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Short-Stop Analytics #6: Lets Talk About Launch Angle

Matthew de Marte

Launch Angle has become a buzzword with not much meaning behind it, and the definition and application of it has become mixed up in mainstream baseball media. In this piece I attempt to set the record straight on launch angle and introduce a better way to utilize it in player evaluation.

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Short-Stop Analytics #5: The Rays Made Baseball History

Matthew de Marte

The Rays made history on Saturday May 19th, and Sunday May 20th when they deployed Sergio Romo as their starting pitcher. A reliever who recorded a combined 7 outs during the two starts. In this addition of Short-Stop analytics I analyze The Opener and how viable a strategy it can be for teams.

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Short-Stop Analytics #4: An Attempt to Bridge the Gap from Old School to New

Matthew de Marte

Since launching SOTG one complaint I have heard often is everything that baseball analytics cannot do. In this piece I attempt to bridge the gap from old school to new. As someone who is fully invested in analytics place in baseball, I give my best shot at explaining why you should believe in analytics with some evidence of how this sort of analysis can lead to one becoming more educated about baseball and will gain a better perspective regarding it.

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Short-Stop Analytics #3: Should Christian Yelich be Elevating More?

Matthew de Marte

Christian Yelich is one of the premier center fielders in baseball and is already a well above league average hitter. In this Short-Stop Analytics piece, I explore whether or not elevating more could benefit Yelich as a player and make him a more productive hitter.

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Short-Stop Analytics #2: A Potential Evolution for the Shift

Matthew de Marte

Every team in Major League Baseball employs some sort of shift, and every year teams benefit from it by preventing hits through the positioning of fielders based on studying spray charts of opposing players. Can organizations become more creative with their shifts? In this article, I explore the possibility of the four-man outfield and if it would be beneficial for teams.

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Short-Stop Analytics #1: The Death of the Sac Bunt

Matthew de Marte

The sac bunt has died. In this exploratory analytics piece, I go behind the numbers that have influenced teams’ decisions to limit the number of times they sac bunt. I analyze and explain the numbers to better understand when, if ever, it is a good time to sac bunt.