Long/Judge/Pavlidis: Command, control, and catchability

From Jeff Long and SABR members Jonathan Judge and Harry Pavlidis at Baseball Prospectus on January 23, 2017:

About a year and a half ago, Baseball Prospectus revealed a suite of catching stats that formed the basis for our industry-leading valuation of catchers. These new stats would shape how we perceived and discussed catcher value, but they also opened the door to better understanding the performance of pitchers.

Two key statistics—Called Strikes Above Average and Called Strike Probability—serve as the basis for the pitch framing portion of our catching metrics. Today, we’ll show how those same statistics can tell us a great deal about pitching as well. CS Prob was initially introduced in 2014 with Harry Pavlidis and Dan Brooks’ first catcher framing model. Early the next year, Jonathan Judge joined the effort and the team introduced CSAA, officially moving our framing models beyond WOWY.


What can these two statistics tell us about pitcher performance and skill?

Read the full article here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=31022

Originally published: January 23, 2017. Last Updated: January 23, 2017.