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Author:Jeff and Darrell Zimmerman
Description: Heat maps, Loess curves, Pitch F/X and Retrosheet downloads: actual vs expected home runs; home run and fly ball distance leaders; total batted ball distance; ground ball and line drive pull percentages; batter swinging or looking strike zone; batter run value heat map; batted ball location; angle and distance of a hitter's batted balls; batter similarity projection; umpire called balls and strikes heat map; umpire K%, BB%, and zone%; pitcher injury factors; angle and distance of batted balls off a pitcher; pitcher hit location; pitcher speed and break changes; pitcher wBABIP; and more. The Zimmermans' blog, which dates back to August, 2011, has included posts such as "Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur First Pitch Swing Comparison," "Royals and Yankees Strike Zone Comparison," "1971 Sabermetric Smackdown," "Albert Pujols' Historic Level of Decline," "Tommy John Surgery Aging Curve," "Updates to Batted Ball Angle and Distance, Including Leaderboards," "Results of Knuckleball Throwers in Domes," "Total Days and Trips to DL from 2002 to 2012," "Pitchers, Game Temperature and Throwing Strikes," "True Lefty Hitters vs. Right-Handed Converts," "The Clutch Label Is Not Necessarily Good," "Two-Seam vs. Four-Seam Fastball Groundball Rates," and "Can Climate Projections Models Be Applied to Baseball Projections?"

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web-Based Discussions, Recreations, Reference Sources, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Data Analysis, Data Sets, Statistics, Sports

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