Top 50 Pitchers Kwindex Leaderboard – 09/08/2020

Welcome to this updated edition of the Top 50 Pitchers Kwindex Leaderboard. You will find for every pitcher in the charts: their updated rank, their Kwindex, the Season Ranking Changes and a “Movement from the last leaderboard” column (Mov). We are going to review them by tiers, so let’s start right away with the upper … 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