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Payoff Pitch: Why "Protecting the Plate" on Full Counts Could Go the Way of the Dodo

With one take in late August, the Chicago Cubs’ Ian Happ inadvertently…

Stats Perform's Pitch-Type Awards for July

We may have a new name – Stats Perform – but the rules…

Insights Weekly: The Season of the Home Run Continues and Escobar Eyes a Rare Feat

The sluggers keep slugging, the young White Sox show promising…

Good Intentions: Analyzing How Command Can Affect Hitters' Performance Using STATS Pitch Intent Data

What separates STATS Pitch Intent data from other metrics is…

Bryce Who? How One Underrated All-Star Compares to the National League's First-Half MVPs

At the MLB All-Star break, it’s starting to become clear which…

Evaluating the MLB All-Star Starters With STATS Advanced Heat Maps

On the eve of the Midsummer Classic, STATS thought it was about…

Stealing Strikes? How to Evaluate Pitch Framing Using STATS’ Proprietary Pitch Intent Data

Things turned ugly at Wrigley Field last week when the Cubs’…

STATS MLB DFS Projections, May 7: Syndergaard a Lock Against San Diego

It is early in the season, but some pitchers deserve some recognition for their performance so far this spring. Of course, there are a number of different factors worth analyzing that contribute to a pitcher’s success like usage, scouting, the frequency and combination of certain pitches, etc. For this article, we chose to focus on which pitchers have had the best pitch in each specific pitch-type category through the first full month-and-change (we included those few days in March) of the 2019 season.

STATS Pitch-Type Awards for April

It is early in the season, but some pitchers deserve some recognition for their performance so far this spring. Of course, there are a number of different factors worth analyzing that contribute to a pitcher’s success like usage, scouting, the frequency and combination of certain pitches, etc. For this article, we chose to focus on which pitchers have had the best pitch in each specific pitch-type category through the first full month-and-change (we included those few days in March) of the 2019 season.

STATS' MLB DFS Projections, April 23: Keep Riding Altuve, Yelich

After scorching hot starts, both Jose Altuve and Christian Yelich still present good value, as STATS projections don't see an end to those hot starts tonight. Altuve's teammate, Alex Bregman, also projects to have a standout performance tonight. Carrasco is off to a rollercoaster 2019 campaign that has seen him run out of the game by Kansas City in less than an inning, and then unhittable through seven versus the Mariners. A matchup versus a lowly Marlins offense that is last in the league in scoring gives him a chance to get right, and do so in a big way.