What Actually Contributes to BABIP?

In the field of statistics, we use the the law of large numbers to explain that as the sample size of something increases, the average of that sample will fall closer to the mean of the population as a whole. The proof of this law has existed since the publishing of the book Ars Conjectandi... Continue Reading →

BCTips: Heat Map Update on BCTeam

Last night a big update was made to the Batted Ball tab on player profiles for BCTeam! After some time of just showing average exit velocity, we have added six additional dropdown options to the Heat Map visual for both pitchers and hitters. Each of these metrics will be broken down in this blog. Average... Continue Reading →

DJ Lemahieu: The Unexpected MVP of the Yankees

When DJ LeMahieu signed his two year, 24-million-dollar deal with the Yankees, there were mixed reactions. Some thought that since he was a man without a position (the Yankees already had Didi Gregorius, Gleyber Torres, Troy Tulowitzki, Miguel Andujar, Luke Voit, and Greg Bird), he wasn’t worth the money. Others preferred the Yankees would have... Continue Reading →

BCTips: Strike Zone Visual

BaseballCloud's platform is changing the way players and coaches analyze and learn from both practice and game data. BCTips blogs will highlight the functionality of different features and explore the various ways they can be used for player development. When you log into a player's profile on BaseballCloud, you will find that it is broken... Continue Reading →

Texas Leaguers & xwOBA

A ‘Texas Leaguer’, also known as a ‘blooper’ or ‘flare’, refers to a softly hit ball that falls between the infielder and outfielder. The term’s origins trace back to 1901 when rookie Ollie Pickering was called up from the Texas League and got four hits of the sort. It is regarded as a lucky, undeserving... Continue Reading →

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