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  • One more post on Comerica’s outfield

    There are a few items that didn’t fit into the other posts about the outfield park factors that I wanted to wrap up. First I...

  • Outfield Park Factors part 2

    Earlier in the week, I questioned the widely held belief of whether with an outfield like Comerica Park’s the Tigers should have 2 centerfielder-types to...

  • Comerica Park’s outfield is so big…

    “How big is it?” You need 3 center fielders to cover all the ground out there Okay, as a joke it’s awful, but it is...

  • 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...

  • Mike Rabelo – the anti-save

    I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but Todd Jones and Mike Rabelo don’t really go together. If Jones is peanut butter, Rabelo is...

  • A different look at Andrew Miller

    On Sunday, June 24th Andrew Miller took center stage on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball and promptly pitched 6 shut out innings. Miller only allowed 4...

  • A different look at the Bonderman-Halladay Duel

    Taking advantage of the enhanced gameday data once again, I’ll take a look at Jeremy Bonderman’s and Roy Halladay’s awesome performances last night. We’ll start...

  • A different look at Zumaya’s outing

    I think everyone was mighty blown away by Joel Zumaya’s 2 inning save last night. He pounded the strike zone with 100mph plus heaters and...

  • 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’...

  • Most Offensive Offensive Seasons

    Have you ever wondered who had the worst offensive season of all time in a Tiger uniform? Well, I hadn’t either until this morning. I...

  • Examining Depth of Plate Appearances

    Certainly there is more to plate discipline than first pitch swinging. We’ve seen that the Tigers aggressiveness in that regard actually pays dividends. We also...