Fridays Above Replacement

When Do Stats Stabilize?

When do stats stabilize in Major League Baseball? The sample size needed to get a good idea of true talent level depends on the stat you are looking at.

Reds 25 Hardest Hit Balls (So Far)

Ladies and gentlemen; like it or not, the StatCast era is upon us.  Last year, small bits of data trickled to us at seemingly random intervals.  Many of us desired the trickle become a deluge.  The tim... Read More...
Fridays Above Replacement

How Productive Are Productive Outs?

Last week, we had a rousing discussion about RE24.  We went over what it means, how to read the RE24 matrices, and alluded this this week’s topic.  This week’s topic, of course, is productiv... Read More...

From No-Hitter to No Decision

Box Score | FanGraphs Winning Percentage Tonight was the 2016 home opener for the NL Central favorite Chicago Cubs.  Brandon Finnegan did his best to send all those fans home in a bad mood, but the Reds bul... Read More...
Fridays Above Replacement

RE24: A Primer

Last Sunday, upon logging into Twitter I was met with the following tweet: For me, this was like Christmas in April!  And the answer to your question is “yes.”  I am a disturbed individu... Read More...
Fridays Above Replacement

Finding Mesoraco’s Power

Although the Reds are unlikely to be competitive in 2016, a huge step can be made towards consistent success in the future.  That step involves two things; the reintegration of Devin Mesoraco into the Cinc... Read More...
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Alfredo Simon Redux

On March 17th, the Reds signed free agent RHP Alfredo Simon to a 1-year, $2 million deal which could be worth up to $3.5 million with incentives.  This move should have been a surprise to exactly no one cons... Read More...
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What Votto Didn’t Do In 2015

While watching the Marlins and Red Sox  in some Grapefruit League action yesterday, I stumbled across something interesting.  At least I found it interesting.  I was trolling around on Brooks Baseba... Read More...
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Projecting Eugenio Suarez

While mired in this rebuild reboot of unknown length, I like trying to identify the places where the Reds need improvement, and the places where the Reds can likely say "we're good."  In my estimation, only ... Read More...

Let’s Discuss Lineups

First, you bring the perps into the... wait. No.  Baseball lineups.  Ok. As has been discussed on numerous game previews and game threads on this very site, we all know that lineup construction doesn't m... Read More...

The Greatest Reds Hitter

The question “who is the greatest hitter” is likely to garner many different answers depending on how the statement is qualified. If asked about the greatest current hitter, respondents are likely t... Read More...