The High Boskage House Baseball-Analysis Web Site
baseball team and player performance examined realistically and accurately

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About the 2014 HBH
Baseball-Analysis Web Site

2014 Major-League Baseball Analysis.

The underline in the heading box says it all: baseball team and player performance examined realistically and accurately.

If you want to know in definite, meaningful numbers why each team is where it is in the standings, and how various players do or don't help their team, this is the place to find out. Here we do not dispense opinions, or natter about "chemistry" and "momentum": we leave that to the writers and sportscasters (who, through some miracle, manage to get paid for such nattering). Here, we apply on a daily basis the proven techniques of modern numerical baseball analysis--sometimes called "sabermetrics" (or, less often but more correctly, "sabremetrics")--to raw stats to generate meaningful interpretive measures of performance.

If you are already up to speed on what we do here and how and why, then let's jump right into all the latest daily results.

If, on the other hand, you are new to baseball analysis, or know something about it but not how we do it here, there are some pages you should read before jumping into those daily results. There is, at the bottom of this and every page of this site a complete Site Directory, with pages grouped logically (we hope) and the lists color-coded to make relationships clearer. And there is also a full Site-Search Engine available. But for the newcomer here, we urgently recommend as a first step a reading of the following pages, preferably in the order shown here:


In addition to those key pages, there are some others (besides, of course, the actual daily results pages), and we hope that you will look these over as well:


Let us note that we also have associated with this site a Bookshop. It specializes in books related to baseball, but from it you can also search out copies of any book, new (through Amazon) or used (through Abebooks). We think you'll find both the baseball-books listing and the searches interesting and very easy to work with.

You can keep up to date on developments of interest here via the messages on the Latest Site News and Notes page (last updated Tuesday, 17 August 2010, at 11:27 pm EDT).

And finally, note that down at the bottom of this (and every) page is some further information about the site, at the heading Site Info.





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Site Directory:

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 Late News about the site



(team and player performance evaluations, updated daily)
The Performance Stats:
    Team Measures:
    Player Measures:

(meanings and explanations of the things on this site)
Baseball-Analysis Background:
    For You Rookies:
 what this site is all about--what it is telling you about baseball, and how, and why
    Some Baseball Analysis Theory:
 a semi-technical backgrounding on modern baseball analysis
    Baseball Stat Definitions:
 the standard and the unique statistics we present
    The "Quality of Pitching" Measures:
 why they are the best way to evaluate pitching
    The SillyBall:
 why baseball before and after 1993 is really two different games
    Fielding and Defense in Baseball
 how important defense is or isn't in baseball, and how to correctly evaluate it
    Baseball Data Normalization:
 why raw stats need "correction", and how and why we can and cannot apply it
    "Steroids" and Other "Performance-Enhancing Drugs":
 why just about everything you think you know about them is wrong
(now a full-fledged site of its own)



(miscellaneous but not unimportant)
Some Miscellaneous Information:
    The Team-Performance Table
 there is a lot in that Table, and this explains what it all is
    The HBH Baseball-Analysis Formula Tested
 what we get when we apply it to half a century of team stats
    The Pitfalls of Park Factors
 an explicit, detailed demonstration of how and why they are so dubious
    About High Boskage House
 who we are and why we might know what we're talking about
    Links About Eric Walker
 links to baseball-related pages concerning the webmaster here
    Links To A Select Few Other Useful Baseball Sites
 including those that link to this one



(new, used--find any book, anywhere in the world)
The High Boskage House Baseball Shop:
    What Makes This "Baseball Shop" Special:
    Baseball Books Available Today:


Site Info:

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