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December 13, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Inching Along

by Dan Fox

Fueled by reader feedback, Dan makes some adjustments to his new defensive metric.

December 6, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Defense and Alphabet Soup

by Dan Fox

RF, FR, FRAA, FRAR, UZR, ZR, PMR, DRA, SAFE, and, for the first time, Dan introduces SFR.

November 29, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Always Increasing

by Dan Fox

It's the season of giving, and Dan's got something every stathead wants in his or her stocking--BIPChart 2.5

November 15, 2007

Schrodinger's Bat: Minor League Baserunning Awards

by Dan Fox

With awards season upon us, Dan looks to the minors to crown this year's best and worst baserunners down on the farm.

November 8, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: The Biggest Booms and Busts?

by Dan Fox

Dan invests a bit of time to come up with something pretty authoritative on the subject.

November 1, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: My First Full Season

by Dan Fox

Memories of this fan's rite of passage engender a look back at 1977 on the bases.

October 25, 2007

Schrodinger's Bat: Free Stuff and the Men in Blue

by Dan Fox

Postseason umpiring and an early holiday present for our readers.

October 18, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: The Baserunning Edition

by Dan Fox

Dan runs down the 2007 leaderboards in baserunning metrics, and crowns a player who helped his team the most on the basepaths.

October 11, 2007

Schrodinger's Bat: On Atmosphere, Probability, and Prediction

by Dan Fox

Ranging across a couple of old and new themes, explaining that there's something about the weather, and Pythagoras can rock steady.

October 4, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: A Rocky Mountain Retrospective

by Dan Fox

A look back out our look forward, and an analysis of how well things played out on this particular Rockie road.

September 27, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: A Mailbag Double Play

by Dan Fox

Dan addresses two common reader questions concerning his baserunning metrics and the Fish data.

September 20, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Taking Advantage

by Dan Fox

Revisiting baserunning metrics to see how much credit, if any, should go to runners when a pitcher makes a mistake.

September 13, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: The Return of the Fish Eye

by Dan Fox

Building off of his look at Wily Mo Pena, Dan revisits his work in visualizing and quantifying plate discipline.

September 6, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Wily Mo Redux

by Dan Fox

With the Wily Mo era in Boston now over, Dan revisits his first Baseball Prospectus column to see how things may have changed for the young slugger.

August 30, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Tilting the Playing Field

by Dan Fox

Returning to a subject from this past winter, Dan digs in to discuss the all-time greats.

August 23, 2007

Schrodinger's Bat: Visualizing Pitches

by Dan Fox

After digging through this data, you'll no longer wonder why they say hitting is the hardest thing to do in sports.

August 16, 2007

Schrodinger's Bat: Putting the Pedal to the Metal

by Dan Fox

What happens when pitching in a pinch? Do pitchers have something extra that they can put on the ball when they're in a jam?

August 2, 2007

Premium Article Schrodinger's Bat: Interview With a Physicist

by Dan Fox

Extending his own interest in the physics of baseball, Dan sits down with a lauded physicist and baseball fan to discuss the topic.

July 26, 2007

Schrodinger's Bat: Calling the Balls and Strikes

by Dan Fox

A look umpire tendencies to see how much human error plays a role in calling pitches.

July 19, 2007

Schrodinger's Bat: Dropping One Down, Part Two

by Dan Fox

Having documented Willy Taveras' special talents bunting for base hits, Dan turns to the strategy involved.

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