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Kendall Guillemette and Harry Pavlidis discuss advanced statistics, as well as looking for the stories and people behind the stats.
||CleanEpisode 18: Making PECOTA with Jonathan Judge and Rob McQuown||We talk with Jonathan Judge and Rob McQuown, who oversee Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections to get some more insight into how the projections are made, what's new this year, and of course hip hop.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: These Are Not the Robot Umpires You're Looking For||We talk to Jeff Long, Sean O'Rourke, Wayne Boyle, and Russell Carleton about their recent Pitching Week article about the Robot Strikezone and Robot Umpires.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Inning(s) Eaters and Aces||Stolen Signs is back. Harry and Kendall talk about the slow offseason, collusion and ideas on how to change the economics of baseball. After a short break (14:05) they discuss new research by Duke University that looks into neurological and motor skills||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Twas the Episode Before Christmas||We touch on many issues of the day as we wrap up 2017 in style. [3:10] - Marlins firesale fallout [17:05] - Bob Bowman forced out at MLBAM [23:38] - Shohei Ohtani ZIPS, Steamer and PECOTA projections [35:20] - Long form movement article from Jeff Long||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Shohei Otani and Japanese Baseball with Ben Lindbergh and Kaz Yamazaki||We talk with Ben Lindbergh and Kaz Yamazaki about the NPB posting system, differences between the mounds, balls, culture of MLB and NPB and dig a little deeper into some of the myths about Japanese pitchers coming over to MLB. We also look into the curr||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Wins Above Replacement discussion with Sean Forman (bWAR), David Cameron (fWAR), Greg Matthews (openWAR), Rob McQuown and Jonathan Judge (WARP)||We welcome Sean Forman from Baseball Reference, David Cameron from FanGraphs, Greg Matthews from openWAR, Rob McQuown and Jonathan Judge from Baseball Prospectus to the show. With all the recent discussion about Wins Above Replacement statistics, we wa||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Making Sausage and Catching Up||Harry and Kendall look back at the World Series, discuss the Cy Young awards and the BBWAA vote has lined up with BP's pitching metrics over the past few years. Next up is a preview of some new pitching statistics that the Baseball Prospectus stats te||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Unusual Paths to the Rotation and Everything Old is New Again with Jarrett Seidler||This week Harry and Kendall talk to Jarrett Seidler from the Baseball Prospectus Prospects team about the cyclical nature of baseball in general, and analytics specifically. Harry and Kendall also take a closer look at how pitchers end up in their eve||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Looking back at PECOTA||We start by talking about projection systems in general, then dive into 2017 PECOTA team projections. We look to see how adding in actual playing time affects the team totals. Then we talk about individual players that out-performed and under-performed||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Playoff Formats and Rosters w/ Rob Arthur, Ben Diamond, Greg Matthews, and Travis Sawchik||We sat down with Rob Arthur, Ben Diamond, Greg Matthews, and Travis Sawchik to talk about the MLB playoffs. We touched on playoff formats (past, present, and future?) and then moved on to talk about roster construction and optimization for the playoffs.||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Pitcher Similarity Scores||This week Harry and Kendall discuss pitcher similarity scores. Where did they come from? What are they? What can they be used for? And what might they evolve into.||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: The Rise of the Two-Way Player||With the news of Shohei Ohtani's imminent posting from the NPB, this episode we talk with Sung Min Kim from the Sporting News about the posting system as well a||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Baseball and Psychology with Dan Brooks and Russell Carleton||This week Harry and Kendall welcome Dan Brooks from Brooks Baseball and Russell Carleton from Baseball Prospectus. We talk with Dan and Russell about how baseba||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Sabermetrics Timeline||Harry Pavlidis and Kendall Guillemette go through a rough outline of the history of sabermetrics.||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Stats and Storytellers with Jonah Keri||This is the first in a new recurring series called Stats and Storytellers. We're excited to welcome Jonah Keri as our first guest.||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Not Just Academic: Rob Arthur and Jim Albert on the Hot Hand||This week we talked to Rob Arthur of FiveThirtyEight and Jim Albert, professor of mathematics and statistics at Bowling Green State University about Rob's artic||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: DIPs, FIP, DRA and You||We briefly recap SaberSeminar 2017, answer a listener email about how to learn more about baseball stats, and we have a discussion about pitching metrics w/ Jon||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Welcome to the Stolen Signs Podcast||This is episode 1 of the Stolen Signs podcast, a new podcast from the stats team at Baseball Prospectus.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Harry and Kendall have done the entire baseball community a tremendous service by launching this podcast. No other one singularly focuses on the analytical side of the game, not to mention with brilliant, entertaining guests. A worthy five stars!
Great learning material
Listening to this podcast has been very helpful in starting to learn about baseball analysis through debate from those in the practice and by giving useful guidance on where even more information is available. They do an amazing job shedding light on what is currently being worked on and future frontiers. Great job, and looking forward to more insightful conversation!
Really enjoy the over of the process.