The Venezuelan pitcher of the year (I).

Days ago I read an interesting exchange on Twitter about who was the best-performing Venezuelan pitcher so far this season. There were varied candidates, as we can see here: Knowing most of those involved, I respect their opinions a lot, and I was interested in trying to find a way to establish in some way, … Read more

The best Venezuelan hitter*

(*Certain conditions apply) Miguel Cabrera, José Altuve, Andrés Galarraga: names that immediately come to mind when we think of the best Venezuelan hitters in the Major Leagues, and with justice, since they all show numbers in their careers that endorse them and usually lead the personal lists of those who discuss the issue. Now, if … Read more

The search for Holds and Ks.

UPDATE: Minutes after posting this, Tommy Kahnle hit the IL so proceed cautiously. I honestly don’t know what to think about Holds. I mean, it’s a good idea to recognize middle relievers with something akin to Wins and Saves but, as these two, it still has an arbitrary feeling to it which I honestly don’t … Read more

Revisiting Ks and BBs.

Statistics are, as the Merriam-Webster dictionary points out, “a collection of quantitative data”. Pure and simple. What is not that simple is how we use this data or how we make sense of it. Fortunately, we live in a time and age where we have at the disposal of our fingertips incredible sources (in quantity … Read more