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  1. What a difference for d'Arnaud

    Mark Simon

    Travis d'Arnaud's heat map has a vastly different lookTravis d'Arnaud continues to look like a different hitter since his recall from Triple-A Las Vegas. d'Arnaud added another home run to his ledger and is now 15-for-50 (.300) with three home run...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  2. Heat maps for Yu, Prince, Choo and Feliz

    Mark Simon

    With winter bearing down upon us and two and a half months to go before Opening Day, I've been fiddling with some of our visual tools recently. And with David Schoenfield writing about the Rangers' roster turnover, I thought I'd look for ones tha...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  3. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Cubs)

    Mark Simon

    The Mets slogged into the All-Star Break by losing two of three to the Cubs for the second time this season. Let's take a quick look at some of the statistical highs and (mostly) lows from the series. Stat of the Series: Parnell brings the heat M...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  4. W2W4: Yankees at Rangers (April 23)

    Mark Simon

    Sabathia Matchups to Watch CC Sabathia has made seven regular-season starts at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, with a 4.68 ERA. For those who think the Texas heat may be a contributing factor, there could be something to that. Baseball-Reference.c...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  5. Hughes in need of change(up)

    Mark Simon

    Left: Pitch location for Phil Hughes changeup in 2010-11 Right: A look at the movement on a Hughes changeup, which fades away from a left-handed hitter. Click here to create your own Hughes heat maps "If I really think about the one thing that I t...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  6. Greg Holland has pitches to be KC's closer

    Mark Simon

    The primary location of sliders thrown by Greg Holland in 2011. His fastball/slider/splitter combo was among the most effective in baseball. Click here to create your own Holland heat maps With Joakim Soria going down with an elbow injury, it's li...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  7. What's next for B.J. Upton?

    Mark Simon

    A look at the difference in production for B.J. Upton over most of the season, and then his hot streak at season's end. Click here to create your own Upton heat maps Tampa Bay Rays center fielder B.J. Upton is a free agent to be following the 2012 ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  8. What's next for Yovani Gallardo?

    Mark Simon

    Pitch location for Yovani Gallardo's curveball, which was a key to his late-season success. Click here to create your own Gallardo heat maps At the end of the 2011 season, Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo found the magic touch with the pitch that co...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  9. What's next for Pablo Sandoval?

    Mark Simon

    Pablo Sandoval's hot/cold zones from each side of the plate. Click here to create your own Sandoval heat maps Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is the heir apparent to Vladimir Guerrero and Ichiro Suzuki as the best bad-ball hitter in baseball. (...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  10. What's next for Alex Gordon?

    Mark Simon

    A comparison of Alex Gordon against left-handed pitching Click here to create your own Gordon heat maps Alex Gordon had a breakout season in 2011, the kind that had been expected of him since his recall from the minor leagues. He starred for th...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  11. What's next for Mike Napoli?

    Mark Simon

    A comparison of Mike Napoli's batting average against high, hard pitches in 2011. Click here to create your own Napoli heat maps There are zones and then there are zones. And then there's whatever the heck Mike Napoli was in during the second h...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  12. Madson's changeup: A deadly weapon

    Mark Simon

    Left: Where Ryan Madson threw his changeup (2011) Right: Where average RHP throws his changeup (2011) Click here to create your own Madson heat maps What's the best "neutralizer pitch" in baseball? What we're asking is which pitch best shuts do...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  13. Heat map of Rivera's pitches vs. lefties

    Mark Simon

    These 2 heat maps below represent Mariano Rivera's pitch selection this season to left-handed hitters. Rivera has thrown his pitches (particularly his cutter, which he throws upwards of 90% of the time) to the outside corner much more frequently s...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  14. Ethier faces multi-Mets challenges

    Mark Simon

    The heat map above shows Andre Ethier's "hot" and "cold" zones against left-handed pitching since 2009. The red areas are his "hot" zones. The blue are his "cold" zones.The last time a Dodger brought as long a hitting streak as Ethier's into a meetin...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  15. A closer look at Gardner's struggles (Part I)

    Mark Simon

    The image on the left shows Brett Gardner's performance against right-handers from April through June last season. The image on the right illustrates it from July through October. If you're a Yankees fan, do you want Brett Gardner hitting leadoff? ...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  16. Will Yankee Stadium's late-inning mojo get the better of the Tamp...

    Mark Simon

    Yankee Stadium is a tough place to win close and late. Can the Rays stand the heat?

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2010