I’m working on what has turned out to be a very long analysis of Brian Bannister’s comments in an interview over at MLB Trade Rumors. In the process, I’ve spent quite a bit of time working on developing per-pitch linear weights run values. I’m in the process of posting these articles over at MVN.

First is an article listing some statistics for the breakdown of ball-in-play results for 2007 at each ball-strike count.

Next up is a three-part series on Brian Bannister. The first part examines his comments on his BABIP performance. Part 2 examining Bannister’s pitch repertoire is now live. The final part of the series takes an in-depth look into the reasons for Bannister BABIP performance in 2007.

I also intend to add additional posts breaking down other stats by ball-strike count.