April 21, 2014

Clemson Tiger Baseball Podcast – Episode 10

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Brandon Rink (@brink_aim) looks back at Virginia and Coastal Carolina and ahead to Pittsburgh and what lies beyond for the Tigers.

You can download and/or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.

Thanks to Brandon for  taking the time out of his busy schedule and everyone at orangeandwhite.com for support of the podcast and this site.

Also, thanks to Clemson graduate Adam Eargle for the artwork on this site and the baseball podcast.

Clemson Baseball Metrics – 36 Games

Boulware

I’ve made a few changes to the data this week.  I’ve reduced some of the columns by a decimal place and added columns for doubles, triples and home runs for both pitchers and batters in an effort to give a better overall view of performance, not to mention a “snapshot” of a players numbers in the various categories.

Pythag 36
2014 Base Pitching All 36 2014 Base Pitching RH 362014 Base Pitching LH 362014 Base Pitching GBR 36BBsHBPsLOBs

2014 Base Batting All 362014 Base Batting RHP 362014 Base Batting LHP 362014 Base Batting GBR 36

First Man Out & Do Walks = Runs

Matthew Crownover

It’s generally accepted that bases on balls and hit batters allowed by a pitching staff leads to runs scored, though there are times that a base on balls of the intentional variety is considered a smart strategic move (setting up a potential double play and/or avoiding a hot hitter, for example).

But the numbers below show that only 28% of the bases on balls and 31% of hit batters by Tiger pitchers through 35 games have resulted in the batter walked or hit scoring.

BB Scored

To keep this analysis as clean as possible these numbers count only whether or not the walked or hit batter scored and not whether the team scored as a result of the walk or hit batter.  For instance, a walk with the bases loaded would mean that the team scored in part because of the walk, but if the side is retired before the walked batter scores this is not counted even though the walk was the reason (or at least one of them) the run was scored.

As with everything, context matters.  A walk (or hit batter) with one out is not as bad as a leadoff walk (or hit batter), though they look the same in a box score

Of more importance is retiring the first batter of an inning, as common sense dictates.  The numbers show that opponents are roughly 3.8 times more likely to score against Clemson if the lead off runner reaches base and in only about 1 in 7 innings has an opponent scored if the leadoff batter is retired.  If the leadoff batter gets on the opponent has scored almost 55% of the time.

First Out 35

After retiring the leadoff batter, Clemson pitchers gave up a run (or more) in only 31 of 215 innings (14.4%).

Everyone knows that getting the first batter of the inning is important, but now we know just how important it is and the odds of an opponent scoring if the Tigers get the first man out.

 

Clemson Baseball Metrics – 35 Games

Gossett2

Complete through 35 games.

Pythag 352014 Baseball Batting 35 All2014 Base Batting RHP 352014 Base Batting LHP 352014 Base Batting GBR 352014 Base Pitching All 352014 Base Pitching RH 352014 Base Pitching LH 352014 Base Pitching GBR 35

Clemson Tiger Baseball Podcast – Episode 9

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Brandon Rink (@brink_aim) attempts to talk me down from the ledge as we discuss Clemson’s series loss to N.C. State, the status of Daniel Gossett and Jake Long, continued fielding and middle relief woes along with a  preview of Virginia.

You can download and/or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.

Thanks to Brandon for  taking the time out of his busy schedule and everyone at orangeandwhite.com for support of the podcast and this site.

Also, thanks to Clemson graduate Adam Eargle for the artwork on this site and the baseball podcast.

 

Basketball Metrics Infographic

Brad Brownell

The infographic below was created by for Seldom Used Reserve by Clemson graduate @adameargle of the Eargle Design Company.  For more info on Adam’s creations you can visit adameargle.com or click on the graphic in the right sidebar.2013_2014BBall-01

Clemson Baseball Metrics – 32 Games

Jay Baum

Complete through 32 games.
2014 Baseball Expected Wins 32

2014 Base Batting All 322014 Base Batting RHP 322014 Base Batting LHP 322014 Base Batting GBR 322014 Baseball Pitching All 322014 Baseball Pitching RH 322014 Baseball Pitching LH 322014 Baseball Pitching GBR 32

Clemson Tiger Baseball Podcast – Episode 8

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Brandon Rink (@brink_aim) of orangeandwhite.com is back to talk about Steve Wilkerson’s hot bat, the set lineup over the last 9 games, Drew Moyer’s emergence, North Carolina State and more.

You can download and/or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.

Thanks to Brandon for playing when not 100% and  taking the time out of his busy schedule.

Also, thanks to Clemson graduate Adam Eargle for the artwork on this site and the baseball podcast.

 

Clemson Baseball Metrics – 28 Games

Wilkerson

Metrics below are complete through 28 games.
2014 Base Batting All 282014 Base Batting RHP 282014 Base Batting LHP 282014 Base Batting GBR 28
2014 Base Pitching All 282014 Base Pitching RH 282014 Base Pitching LH 282014 Base Pitching GBR 28

Clemson Basketball Metrics – 35 Games

Harrison Shooting

The numbers below seem to confirm what we’ve seen with our eyes: Harrison, Roper and Ajukwa should shoot 3′s, while everyone else should shoot 2′s.
2014 Basket Mega 35

Clemson actually shoots free throws at a high rate in neutral arenas and is shooting free throws at an outstanding rate over the last 5 games (2 in ACC Tournament and 3 NIT games at Littlejohn).
2014 Basket FT Breakdown 352014 Basket FT by Game 35