Nationals Journal: Analytics


Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Measuring change-ups

Measuring change-ups

By Harry Pavlidis  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, change-ups, PITCHf/X, Pitching

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/06/2013

What changed with Dan Haren?

His last two starts were seven innings long and his ERA is down a full run, his best mark since May 30. So what changed?

By Harry Pavlidis  |  11:48 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, dan haren, PITCHf/X, Pitching

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Trying to understand Drew Storen's struggles

Between a breakdown in mechanics and changes in pitch mix, Storen has plenty of issues to work out in Syracuse.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  02:38 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Drew Storen

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Reassessing the Nats' pitching staff through 100 games

With what appears to be a middle-of-the-pack defense, the Nats staff has still managed to put up solid numbers through 100 games.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  04:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals' pitchers, PITCHf/X, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Nats bring in the reserve arms

In recent weeks, three pitchers have debuted for the Nats. A fourth -- one with big league experience -- is also rejoining the squad.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  12:05 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, erik davis, Ian Krol, Nate Karns, PITCHf/X, Xavier Cedeno

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Sizing up the Braves' pitching staff

What was a daunting relief core for Atlanta has been whittled down by injuries, and it may be a chance for the Nats to make up some ground in the division.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  05:05 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Pitching

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 05/18/2013

Justin Verlander vs. Yu Darvish isn't only top pitching matchup to fall short of hype

Thursday's matchup of Justin Verlander and Yu Darvish failed to meet expectations, but satisfying duels between top pitchers are rare.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  04:21 PM ET, 05/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, MLB, Sunday baseball insider

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Cubs bringing the heat to D.C.

Of the six starting pitchers scheduled for the series, we'll see some of the hardest-throwing starters in the game.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  11:51 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Haren in the middle

A look at Haren's lines from his first six starts will remind you of the slow start and subsequent -- and recent -- improvement.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  10:19 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, dan haren, PITCHf/X, Starting pitchers

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013

All eyes on Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey

Friday's Nats-Mets series opener features two of the most exciting young arms in the major leagues.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Matt Harvey, Nats-Mets, Pitching, Starting pitchers, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013

A look at the Nats' pitchers so far

It's early, but let's jump into our year-to-date PITCHf/x numbers.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Craig Stammen, dan haren, Drew Storen, Gio Gonzalez, Henry Rodriguez, Jordan Zimmermann, PITCHf/X, Pitching, rafael soriano, ross detwiler, Ryan Mattheus, Stephen Strasburg, Tyler Clippard, Zach Duke

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Nationals team with Bloomberg Sports for new analytic player evaluation system

The Nationals today announced a partnership with Bloomberg Sports to design and maintain a player evaluation system.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 04/02/2013

PitchFx comes to Nationals Journal

The official introduction for the new "At-bat of the game" feature

By Mitch Rubin  |  01:49 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, PITCHf/X

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Nats opening day: Miami Marlins staff preview

It's time to put 2012's bitter end to rest and enjoy a fresh new season. First up, the Miami Marlins.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Miami Marlins, PITCHf/X

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Nationals preview 2013: The pitching staff

A look at the Nationals' pitchers in 2013.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 preview, Analytics, Bullpen, Nationals' pitchers, pitching staff, starting rotation

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Stephen Strasburg: What to expect in 2013

Looking at the Nats starter's workload, performance and adjustments heading into the 2013 season.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  12:06 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, PITCHf/X, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Introducing a new baseball analytics feature

Introducing a new regular feature exploring pitching data.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, PITCHf/X, Pitching, Statistical analysis