Saturday, August 11, 2012

College Baseball Numerology

Expected Runs Tables for NCAA Division I (boydsworld.com)
The tables below were created from analysis of play-by-play data for roughly 93% of all D1 games from 2005 to 2008. An update was then done for the 2011 and 2012 seasons to measure the impact of the new bats.
♦ And some explanation and discussion of the statistics at Rivals.com College Baseball Message Board
...The results are predictable overall, but some of the details are surprising (in particular, I'm open to suggestions for an explanation for the increase in scoring with only a runner on third).
PLUS60 Performance Testing Results (Prep Baseball Report, 6/11/2012)
Today, the Prep Baseball Report hosted its first PLUS60 Performance Testing. The event was a combine event that featured the 60 plus Shuttle Run, Broad Jump, Vertical Jump, Med Ball Toss, Exit Velocities, and Throwing Velocities. As we progress into the new-era of BBCOR bats, the face of recruiting has changed and college coaches have started focusing on recruiting all-around athletes. BBCOR bats have significantly decreased the trampoline effect of aluminum; essentially it’s like hitting with a deadened bat with a smaller sweet spot. The college game, once buoyed by the long ball, has turned more to speed and athleticism.

Because of the heightened premium placed on athleticism, PLUS60 Performance Testing gives college coaches quantifiable measureables beyond the basic - and somewhat archaic - 60-yard dash. PLUS60 Performance Testing is designed to give recruiters a more in-depth look at prospects,
providing a standardized baseline for athleticism.

The event was highlighted by a handful of individuals.

Jake Ring, Grant HS, Class of 2013, who ran a 6.69, 4.44 shuttle run. [Trrip Note: Ring has made a verbal commitment to Mizzou]

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