Base and Ballin

This week was ‘aging curve week.’ First, we looked at pitcher strikeouts and found out that pitchers debut with about as much strikeout punch as they’ll ever show, falling off a peak range that ends at 25. Then we took on the hitters and found that while many skill-based numbers — strikeouts ,walks, and ground balls — peak from 25-28, power seems to peak at 25 and go down from there. So it looks like two big things — strikeouts and power — peak earlier than we thought!

Regarding my Mets scoop, I did a back-and-forth with Daniel Lewis at Amazin Avenue and I think we did a good job of delineating the pessimistic and optimistic viewpoints on the current Mets financial crises. Then I went on the Mostly Mets podcast to talk about it some more. I’m ready for actual baseball on the field and stuff.

If you’d rather have a little fun, I did a beer review of Jingu Park in Tokyo. It’s mostly a piece about the differences between the Japanese and American baseball experience, but there’s some beer in there. Oh and while I was doing this, I tagged all my beer posts on NotGraphs, so you can get all my baseball and beer stuff right here.

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About enosarris

I write. About baseball, mostly, but also about the anthropology of sports, travel, cooking and sometimes music. But yeah, baseball mostly.
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