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Was Chase Anderson Good Last Year?

We are now multiple decades into the sabermetric “revolution,” and it is still unclear how to determine how good a pitcher is.  There are metrics that have come into and then gone out of vogue, but there isn’t a consistent approach to these measurements the way there has been for offensive statistics.  The earliest and […]

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Chase Anderson: FIP-Beater?

Chase Anderson’s 2018 season has been quite different from his 2017.  His strikeout rate has dropped, his walk rate has risen, his ground ball rate has dropped, and his home run rate has risen.  None of those trends are indicators of success, so it is no surprise that his ERA is almost two runs higher […]

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Using Deserved Run Average

Baseball Prospectus officially released the new Deserved Run Average (DRA) this week, fresh with a new set of improvements, as always. The main site will have more information coming soon to highlight some of the specific methodological tweaks that were made for the latest DRA. In the meantime, the data are here to play with […]