Viva El Birdos Knowledge Nest

A collection of posts explaining key baseball terms and stats
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MLB: A primer on international amateur free agency

It's July 2, which means the MLB international free agent signing period commences today.

MLB: A primer on international amateur free agency

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It's July 2, which means the MLB international free agent signing period commences today.

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St. Louis Cardinals Prospects

VEB Knowledge Nest: Scouting Pitchers

I haven't done one of these for a while, but with the short season and rookie leagues starting up this week there will be more than enough of this jargon flying around and the possibility of some...

VEB Knowledge Nest: Scouting Pitchers

I haven't done one of these for a while, but with the short season and rookie leagues starting up this week there will be more than enough of this jargon flying around and the possibility of some...

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VEB Daily

*A closer look at Tommy John surgery

An closer look at the studies and numbers associated with the famous Tommy John surgery.

*A closer look at Tommy John surgery

An closer look at the studies and numbers associated with the famous Tommy John surgery.

VEB Knowledge Nest: Cortisone Shots

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Jaime Garcia has been diagnosed with left shoulder bursitis. He received a cortisone shot last Wednesday. Here, we break down what a cortisone shot really is.

Knowledge Nest: SLG vs. ISO & Craig's Power Outage

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Allen Craig's power-hitting fell off significantly from 2012 to 2013, turning the Cardinals cleanup man into a singles hitter.

*Knowledge Nest: BABIP & How to Use It

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BABIP is an informative stat so long as it isn't misused.

Mathenaging: What Trends Influence Removing a SP?

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League-wide splits gives us an idea of the trends against which Mike Matheny must weigh a starter's individual performance on a given night.

Waino: A Case Study in Why K% Is Better Than K/9

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Adam Wainwright's pitching performance over his last three seasons shows why K% is a better stat for measuring a pitcher's strikeout rate than K/9.

Knowledge Nest: Plate Appearance > At Bat

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A look at why the plate appearance is a more accurate reflection of a player's batting than the at bat.

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