Stats

Evolution and Usage of Statistics in MLB

Statistics have been a critical part of baseball for more than 150 years. The power of data collection and analysis has enabled teams to make informed decisions regarding personnel, strategies, and performance. Since the dead-ball era in the late 19th century, when paper scorebooks first allowed scouts to track player stats.

From Wooden Bats to Advanced Technology: Evolution of Baseball

There were as many distinct varieties of baseball bats as there were baseballs in the 1860s. Early batters carved bats to fit their hitting style. As a result, there are many different types of bats, including flat, round, short, and thick ones.

Baseball’s 3,000 Hit Club

The 3,000 Hit Club Cap Anson DATE OF 3,000th HIT: Unknown Date in 1897 Only player to collect 3,000 hits in the 19th century… Held all-time hit

Greatness Score: The Shortstops

Here we are back with the second installment in a series called “Greatness Score,” a system I devised to help rate the candidacy of players for the

Pitcher WAR Leaders

All-Time Pitcher WAR Rankings List of PITCHERS ranked by Wins Above Replacement. Which pitcher had the most Career WAR? Which pitcher in baseball history had the most

Right Field WAR Leaders

All-Time Right Fielder WAR Rankings List of RIGHT FIELDERS ranked by Wins Above Replacement. Which Right Fielder had the most Career WAR? Which od baseball’s Right Fielders

Center Field WAR Leaders

All-Time Center Fielder WAR Rankings List of CENTER FIELDERS ranked by Wins Above Replacement. Which Center Fielder had the most Career WAR? Which Center Fielder had the

Left Field WAR Leaders

All-Time Left Fielder WAR Rankings List of LEFT FIELDERS ranked by Wins Above Replacement. Which Left Fielder had the most Career WAR? Which Left Fielder had the

Third Base WAR Leaders

All-Time Third Base WAR Rankings List of THIRD BASEMEN ranked by Wins Above Replacement. Which Third Baseman had the most Career WAR? Which had the most WAR

Shortstop WAR Leaders

All-Time Shortstop WAR Rankings List of SHORTSTOPS ranked by Wins Above Replacement. Which of baseball’s Shortstops had the most Career WAR? Which Shortstop had the most WAR

Second Base WAR Leaders

All-Time Second Base WAR Rankings List of SECOND BASEMEN ranked by Wins Above Replacement. Which Second Baseman had the most Career WAR? Which had the most WAR

First Base WAR Leaders

All-Time First Base WAR Rankings List of FIRST BASEMEN ranked by Wins Above Replacement. Which First Baseman had the most Career WAR? Which First Baseman had the

Catcher WAR Leaders

All-Time Catcher WAR Rankings List of CATCHERS ranked by Wins Above Replacement. Which Catcher had the most Career WAR? Which Catcher had the most WAR in his

How much does defense matter in baseball?

The headline is click bait. Of course defensive matters in baseball. Doesn’t it? I’m writing this article because I noticed strange things while browsing Baseball-Reference.com recently. From