Madison Bumgarner in action for the San Francisco Giants.

A Dirt Bike MRI

Much to the chagrin of many, politics and baseball are intertwined at every level. When it comes to Major League Baseball, politics are brought into the fold during every game, on every telecast, and at every stadium. The flag ceremonies, the National Anthem, the singing of God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch. These […]

Mark Grace at-bat during a game at Wrigley Field.

DRC+ and the Chicago Cubs

A couple of months ago Baseball Prospectus introduced their new hitting metric, Deserved Runs Created+ (DRC+). Being someone who tends to value their statistics, I dug into the metric right away. It is similar enough to the metric I had been using to gauge hitters, Fangraphs’ Weighted Runs Created+ (WRC+) that the learning curve was […]