I apologize to Fungraphs’ seven loyal readers for the lack of recent activity on the site. I went through a debilitating writers block over the last three weeks, likely perpetuated by the slog of posting five esoteric articles per week analyzing the hard hit flyball rates for the Ketel Marte’s and Chad Pinder’s of the […]

Third episode of the Fungraphs Funcast. Enjoy yourselves! Topics include: i.) Working the corner ii.) Fitbit Alta Software Update iii.) Fight Night (by Migos) iv.) Fenway security guards v.) Adonis Chapman vi.) Rich Hill vii.) Much more! Fight Night: 01:50 AL EAST RUNDOWN (& Wild Card Discussion): 19:40 HOT DISH: 30:07 -Dave, Gary, & Nick

There are few visceral thrills quite like watching a man crush a nine-inch circumference baseball with a 2.5-inch diameter baseball bat out of the ballpark. The crack off the bat, the trajectory of the ball and its final landing spot, more than a football field away from home plate, are one of the most satisfying […]

Giancarlo Stanton is baseball’s best power hitter. That statement doesn’t ring as particularly bold right now, however many questioned if peak Stanton had come and gone after an injury-riddled 2016 season where he posted a career low OPS of .815 and wRC+ of 114. But Giancarlo, now healthy and in peak prime at 27 years […]

Where did the baseball season go? Here we are, firmly entrenched in the sticky dog days of August, with only about one quarter of the schedule left to play and opening day still seems like yesterday. I find myself saying that every season at this juncture, yet my perception of the passage of time gets […]

The Yankees face a steeper uphill battle in their quest for the American League East crown, as they lost two out of three to their division rival Red Sox at home over the weekend, to fall a whopping 5.5 games back. The rivalry appears to be gaining steam and relevance once again with the emergence […]

When you googled ‘Derek Fisher’ about a month ago a majority of the search results were related to the legal troubles of theĀ former NBA player and basketball coach. Unfortunately there wasn’t much love for the 6’3″, bald-headed Houston Astros outfielder. Baseball Derek Fisher, outside of a five game call-up to Houston in June, has spent […]