Some really great work is being done at THT to explore the stats that shape the game. I'm only a casual follower of this stuff but the finance guy in me finds a great appreciation in being able to tell a story with data.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
This one today about BABIP (batting average on balls in play) and xBABIP (predicted BABIP) is a perfect example.
Here are their list of baseball's luckiest and unluckiest hitters of 2008:
Not really surprising to see Giambi and Swisher, together on this list. Of course, that portends well for a rebound for both, though I'm happier with the younger Swisher than I am with having Giambi back again.