35 episodes

Kendall Guillemette and Harry Pavlidis discuss baseball statistics, as well as look for the stories and people behind the stats.

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Kendall Guillemette and Harry Pavlidis discuss baseball statistics, as well as look for the stories and people behind the stats.

    Episode 36: Dingers, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and ARod

    Episode 36: Dingers, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and ARod

    We talk about the Great Home Run Surge of 2019, the Rabbit Ball, Slippier in the Air Ball, the call up of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Alex Rodriguez on YouTube.


    Links:



    Moonshot: The Baseball Is Juiced (Again) by Robert Arthur
    Moonshot: Exit Velocity Is Higher Than Ever
    by Robert Arthur
    Moonshot: The Rabbit Ball is Flying in Triple-A Too by Robert Arthur
    The Call-Up: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. by Jarrett Seidler and Kevin Jebens
    Circle Change: Who’s Hitting the Extra Dingers? by Zach Crizer
    Kendall's writing for the Prospectus Notebook
    ARod on YouTube

    • 21 min
    Episode 35: New MLB Rules with Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal

    Episode 35: New MLB Rules with Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal

    We talked with Jared Diamond about recent MLB rules changes. Specifically related to one of our favorite subjects, two-way players. We address how teams will have to designate players as, pitchers, hitters, or two-way and what effect those rules will have on the game. We also get a peak into Jared's upcoming book.


    Harry and Kendall also dig into some of the upcoming changes that MLB will be testing out in the Atlantic League.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 34: Projection Roundtable with the creators of ZiPS, Steamer, THE BAT and Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA

    Episode 34: Projection Roundtable with the creators of ZiPS, Steamer, THE BAT and Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA

    We chatted with the creators and maintainers of four major projection systems, ZiPS (Dan Szymborski), Steamer (Jared Cross), THE BAT (Derek Carty) and Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA (Harry Pavlidis) about how their systems are created, how the past is used to project future performance and how projecting young players without much track record can be tricky.


    Music is "Open Your Face" by Parker Projection.

    • 50 min
    Episode 33: PECOTA 2019 with Jonathan Judge and Rob McQuown

    Episode 33: PECOTA 2019 with Jonathan Judge and Rob McQuown

    Deep dive into DRC+ and PECOTA with Jonathan Judge and Rob McQuown of Baseball Prospectus.



    Stats Chat
    DRC Updates and Improvements
    DRC+ and Observables
    All DRC+ coverage
    Projected Standings based on PECOTA
    How to watch Serie del Caribe 2019

    • 51 min
    Episode 32: How big can this Hall get?

    Episode 32: How big can this Hall get?

    Shohei Ohtani revisited, baseball Hall of Fame bar lowering and how it affects who gets in, lining up optimal player development and what happens when you launch a new statistic.


    Available at Baseball Prospectus

    • 53 min
    Episode 31: Changing Pitchers, Changing Players, Changing Owners

    Episode 31: Changing Pitchers, Changing Players, Changing Owners

    Harry and Kendall talk about the quantifying The Opener phenomenon, Bill James' comments about replacing players, trying to figure out if regular baseball fans could visibly tell the difference between top MLB talent and replacement level talent. Then cap it off with a discussion about the changes at Baseball Prospectus.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Selanne55533388761 ,

It’s what goes unsaid.

The anti-sabermetric community would do itself a great service by listening to Harry and Kendall’s podcast. It isn’t glossy. It isn’t delivered with a condescending tone. It really shatters the stereotype of quants as intellectual elites whose interest in baseball consists of jerking off to equations. Great job, guys. Keep being yourselves.

masonmatschke ,

Great stuff

Really enjoy the over of the process.

Mason

GentryGentleman ,

Great learning material

Listening to this podcast has been very helpful in starting to learn about baseball analysis through debate from those in the practice and by giving useful guidance on where even more information is available. They do an amazing job shedding light on what is currently being worked on and future frontiers. Great job, and looking forward to more insightful conversation!

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