Reds Drop 5th Straight

Desperately needing win tonight after dropping 4 straight in California, the Reds sent de facto ace Scott Feldman to the mound.  His counterpart, Clayton Richard, entered the game with numbers similar to, bu... Read More...

Reds lose 7th straight in LA

Amir Garrett toed the rubber tonight against Rich Hill.  Garrett only lasted 1+ inning due to a freak accident on a line drive back to the mound. More on that later. Coming into this game, the Reds had lost... Read More...

Vottomatic v3.0

Joey Votto is like a self-aware computer program.  He is constantly receiving data from his eyes, ears, and muscles during every plate appearance.  His brain (CPU?) takes all of this data and formulates s... Read More...

Choose your own adventure.

Something happened. Either the Good Guys won or they didn't.  I didn't stay up to see it.  I've got a 1-year old that gets up very early.  Everything below was written before the conclusion of the game... Read More...

BABIP Primer + A New Look at xBABIP

Let us discuss the concept of Batting Average on Balls In Play, or BABIP.  In simplest terms, a player’s BABIP is his batting average while ignoring strikeouts and home runs. Why ignore those? B... Read More...

Walks are Refundable

The purpose of this article is two-fold.   First, we’ll quickly look and see how much it costs teams, on average, to let a guy reach Super Two status.  For an explanation of Super Two, you can g... Read More...