Offense

  • Tigers have nocturnal bats

    With this afternoon's loss to the Blue Jays the Tigers record in day games now stands at a remarkable 0-10. A quick check of...

  • The Coda

    Wrapping up some outstanding items from what very well could be one of the most significant trades in franchise history… Replenishment Peter Gammons astutely pointed...

  • Where should Cabrera play?

    Jim Leyland was quoted yesterday talking about how this deal and the players they acquired were like a presents under the tree. Well, now that...

  • Playing in the spray

    I love looking at spray charts of batted balls and seeing where hitters have success. I’m funny like that. Fortunately Dan Fox, proprietor of his...

  • Fish Eye on the Tigers

    Dan Fox at Baseball Prospectus recently did a post where he used the enhanced gameday (aka pitch/fx) data to categorize hitters by eye. He broke...

  • Comerica Hitters Park

    The Tigers offense has been getting all kinds of well deserved pub. They’re averaging 6 runs a game. Little did we know that their pitcher’s...

  • Contacting Polanco

    This is something that I actually started tracking a few days ago, but Placido Polanco is off to quite the start this year making contact....

  • Leyland sets lineup and leadoff platoon

    It appears that Jim Leyland has settled on a lineup that he might use some of the time depending on the handedness of pitchers. One...

  • Statistical Leftovers

    Just cleaning out some leftover data from the pitch-by-pitch analysis from the last couple weeks. These are a couple things I calculated along the way,...

  • Curtis Granderson and his strike outs

    Don’t know if you’ve been following the news out of Lakeland, but it appears that Curtis Granderson struck out a lot last year. It also...

  • More on battling with 2 strikes

    Following up on yesterday’s look at 2 strike hitting, now we’ll look at what individual Tigers did in on the brink of striking out. The...

  • Battling with two strikes

    Jim Leyland has 2 priorities this season. First he wants to improve baserunning. On that front it seems like he was reading Detroit Tiger Tales’...