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

James Karinchak

Imagine you are a pitcher. A right-handed-24-years-old-with-a-97-mph-fastball-kind-of-pitcher. Also, imagine you are able to strike out 20 or more batters every 9 innings. If you can imagine that, congratulations, now you know what it’s like to be James Karinchak. In 2019, from Rookie to AAA, Karinchak struck out a little more than 22 batters per 9 … 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