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Anatomy of an Empty Batting Average

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What makes a batting average empty?

Jose Bautista learns to channel his inner Kawasaki

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There are very few things that Jose Bautista should look to steal from Munenori Kawasaki's game. That doesn't mean there are none.

Are Fundamentals More Important than We Think?

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A quick and dirty look at whether and how batter profile affects clutch score.

Ubaldo Jimenez and Predicting K% from whiff%

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According to Minor Leaguer's article, the Jays should sign Ubaldo Jimenez, who posted the 6th-best K-rates in the AL in 2013. However, Ubaldo's whiff-rates were only average. Is he likely to...

Kawasaki, Arencibia and the Two Strike Approach

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We know that hitters change their approach at the plate with two strikes, but to what degree?

Mark Buehrle and Baseball's Minor Mysteries

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Even the most predictable man in baseball can be full of surprises.

Projecting the 2013 Blue Jays, Part 1

In December, when news of the R.A. Dickey trade broke, the reaction here and elsewhere in Jaysland was largely one of enthusiasm. But not for me; my reaction was one of ambivalence. The immediate...

Spring Stats and Ricky Romero

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Are spring stats worth taking a look at? According to a study done on Fangraphs a while back, strikeout and walk rates have some significance. Let's look at at some players and see if we can see...

The Bullpen and Splits

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Many spots in the bullpen remain open as the Blue Jays prepare for the 2013 season. Let's take a look at the relievers seeking to start the season in the major leagues.

Adjusting the New Starters for Toronto

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The league environment, park factors and team defence are all changing. How will all of these factors affect the trio of new starters?

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Advanced Stats Primer: Win Probability and WAR

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As of this week, the official start of Spring Training is only two weeks away. Since we're getting close to the start of Baseball: 2013 Edition, I thought I would give a basic introduction to some...

Friendly Intro to Advanced Baseball Stats II

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As of this week, the official start of Spring Training is only three weeks away. Since we're getting close to the start of Baseball: 2013 Edition, I thought I would give a basic introduction to...

Friendly Intro to Advanced Baseball Stats

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A quick introduction to some of the advanced baseball statistics you may see on Bluebird Banter and other baseball websites.

Optimizing the Blue Jays Batting Order

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Based on ZIPS projections, what should the Toronto Blue Jays 2013 batting order look like?

Lineup Protection Exists

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This post analyzes potential impacts of "reverse protection". It essentially asks whether good hitters help the batters in the lineup that hit behind them and how much of an impact this can make on...

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