Each week, we publish north of 100 posts on our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times and blue for Community Research.
Minors to Majors: Calculating Individual Pitch Grades by Jeff Zimmerman
One step in tying pitch grades to actual on-field performance.
The 2016 World Series’ Nastiest Pitches by August Fagerstrom
Video clips of men imparting improbable velocity and spin onto leather spheres.
The Kyle Schwarber Decision by Dave Cameron
Revisit a moment in history when rostering Schwarber was a question.
The 2015 Hitter xBABIP Underachievers – A Review by Mike Podhorzer
Collectively, this group’s BABIP increased by over 40 points from 2015 to -16.
Corey Kluber’s Outing Reflected the Times by Jeff Sullivan
The strike zone is changing and Kluber benefited from it in Game One.
Spinning Out of Control by Alan Nathan
An actual physicist closely examines Joc Pederson’s missed opportunity.
The Kluber Pitch That Turned the Cubs Into Mush by August Fagerstrom
An examination of Kluber’s use of the front-hip sinker.
Where’s the Next Willie Hernandez? by Jack Moore
Did you check at Tony’s house? He’s always over at Tony’s house. Tony has cable.
Prospect Reports: Arizona Diamondbacks by Eric Longenhagen
FanGraphs’ lead prospect analyst submits the first of 30 org lists.
The Case for No Starting Pitchers in the National League by Howard Rubin
In which the author imagines a pitching staff of only relievers.
Why Josh Tomlin Gives Up Homers by Eno Sarris
The popular explanation isn’t the correct one.