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The Batted Ball Project: Launched Flies (5 of 6)

Previously on the Batted Ball Project … We identified three distinct “batted-ball” components of offense: BABIP (the familiar “hits per balls-in-play” which does not encompass home runs); 2b3b / Bttd, which is doubles & triples per all batted balls (which does encompass home runs); and HR / Bttd, which is homers per all batted balls. We…

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By Way of Explanation … It’s Alive!

OK … pushing aside the cobwebs here … The blog returns to life. By way of explanation, let’s go back to several months ago when I was laid off by Klat as a paid contributor to SeattleSportsInsider.com.  I decided to continue here at WordPress while figuring out how to make things work, and one of…

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Alas Poor Javelina, I Knew Him …

== Surprise!  It’s Surprise! == OK, no one else much cares about which Arizona Fall League team the Mariners are part of, but for many years I enjoyed the annual discourse on the Javelina, the desert pig for whom the Peoria Javelinas are named. Now, for reasons not immediately apparent, the M’s have been switched…

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Jack will be Back

Personal Note: Sorry for the extended hiatus here.  I’ve been working on a huge series (the technical term is “humungo”) which I have not finished, but it will have graphs and important-sounding words like “correlation” and “humungo.”  And had a couple of days of back-to-school related dorm move-ins and the like. In case you were…