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Stat of the Week Archive

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November 2016

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Saturday

24

December 2011

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Saturday

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December 2011

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Bunting for a Hit

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by John Dewan One of the projects we are working on here at Baseball Info Solutions for The Fielding Bible—Volume III is evaluating the effectiveness of defenders on bunt plays.  We currently have a method that does this, but we are developing a new method that takes into account the location of each bunt.  As every baseball fan knows, the key to an effective bunt is its location.  A bunt right back to the pitcher is pretty useless, whereas a bunt right on the third base line is excellent.  What we can do now is quantify how effective various bunt […]

Saturday

10

December 2011

13

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Saturday

3

December 2011

8

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Is the Ted Williams Shift Effective?

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For the past two years Baseball Info Solutions has been tracking every play during which the defensive team employs a “Ted Williams” type shift where three infielders are playing to the right of second base. John Dewan looks to see if it actually works.