Peter Gammons: The integration of science and humanity

We don’t know why baseball is in an era of inaction, or record numbers of home run and strikeout outcomes. We can look at Yandy Diaz, whose 92.9 average exit velocity is in the top 20 in baseball, yet the average distance of what he hits is 123 feet, infield at double play depth. We […]

Jamey Newberg: Saint Lewis.

For many of us, it remains the greatest game in Rangers history, and its signature moment was the 1-2 breaking ball that froze A-Rod, sending him back to the visitors’ dugout and sending his Yankees home for the winter and sending 24 men sprinting toward Neftali’s mound and sending a franchise to its first World Series. […]

Mike Fiers’ No-Hitter Heat Map

With Nolan Ryan in attendance, Mike Fiers threw the first no-history in Minute Maid Park history with his career-high 134 pitches to beat the Dodgers 3-0. It was the Astros’ first no-hitter since the Roy Oswalt, Peter Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel, and Billy Wagner combo on June 11, 2003, against the Yankees […]

Keuchel Historically Stingy with Homers

When Dallas Keuchel debuted for the Houston Astros back in 2012, he looked like more of a hazard to bleacher-dwelling fans and the train beyond left field at Minute Maid Park than opposing hitters. The lefty coughed up 1.5 home runs per nine frames that season, and posted the fourth-worst park-adjusted ERA among 28 rookies […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team career RSAA leaders, American League

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game is […]

Opening Day: Scott Feldman and the Astros

I’m sorry, it’s just not that easy being an Astros fan. This is a team that has spiraled from 86 losses in 2010 to 106 in 2011, 107 in 2012, and 111 last season. Deserving of the “Hapless Astros” nomenclature, they enter the season carrying a 15-game losing streak and Astros manager Bo Porter has […]

Wins Leaders by President

In honor of President’s Day on Monday, February 17: The pitchers with the most wins each presidency Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909): Christy Mathewson – 236 William Howard Taft (1909-1913): Walter Johnson – 132 Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921): Walter Johnson – 207 Warren G. Harding (1921-1923): Urban Shocker – 71 Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929): Dazzy Vance -129 Herbert Hoover (1929-1933): […]