In Short, Luck’s Always to Blame

The most interesting part of my Who Got Lucky in 2014 article was the wild swing in luck a few players experienced from 2013 to 2014. Clay Buchholz moved from the luckiest list in 2013 to the unluckiest list in 2014, and Edinson Volquez moved from unluckiest to luckiest. This got me wondering who had the…

Who Got Lucky in 2014?

After the 2013 season I used BAPIP and FIP to find batters and pitchers who were the luckiest and unluckiest players of the season. See that article for an explanation of these stats, and how they relate to luck. Before taking the same look at the 2014 season, let’s see how our 2013 lucky and…

SF Giants on Twitter

Last year I posted Baseball’s Kings of Twitter, ranking MLB players by their Twitter followers. It was interesting and all, and it got a shout out from Twitter follower leader Nick Swisher, but who really cares about any of those jokers? There were no San Francisco Giants on that list, so it was clearly a…