Tango: StatCast Lab: Ball sharing in the outfield

From Tom Tango at TangoTiger.com on July 20, 2016:

This image below packs a ton, so bear with me a little as you click it and we can talk about it.

The data is binned for ease, and I can certainly make it more granular. We’re plotting balls hit based on hang time, and how far Eaton’s starting position was to the ball’s final landing spot.The top chart is saying “given that an out was recorded, what percentage of those outs were made by Eaton”. 

As you can see, if a ball was over 140 feet away, he was rarely involved. And over 180 feet away, he was never involved. That’s the data in brown.


So, there you have it, we’ll be in a position to figure out how many balls are “easy outs”, “easy hits”, “shareable tough plays”, and “individual tough plays”.

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Originally published: July 20, 2016. Last Updated: July 20, 2016.