Zach Crizer, Beyond the Box Score

Zach Crizer

Beyond the Box Score

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Past articles by Zach:

Spelling success for Mike Foltynewicz

A more coherent plan of attack might bring out the best in a young Braves starter. → Read More

Swing, pitcher pitcher!

The logical case for pitchers to take more hacks than anyone. → Read More

Did Alejandro De Aza hit the ball hard, or nah?

Attempting to solve an existential crisis of the Statcast era → Read More

The Rays and the impossible science of the upgrade

Wilson Ramos, Logan Forsythe, and the complex questions that eventually decide seasons. → Read More

Launching space-age pitching roles in Houston

Why the Astros are best positioned to break from the gravity of traditional pitcher usage. → Read More

Searching for Gerrit Cole’s missing dominance

Clues abound in his BABIP and pitch data, but what was the origin of the Pirates ace’s 2016 backslide? → Read More

Don’t fret over the first-pitch meatball

Firing pitches down the middle is only a side effect of throwing strikes. → Read More

Getting off the ground against Zach Britton

A complete history of lifting the baseball in the Orioles closer’s most dominant season → Read More

The end of tunnel vision?

How new sequencing data could usher in an era of individuality on the mound → Read More

Routine plays are probably underrated

The not-so-thrilling adjustment defensive metrics desperately need → Read More

Nomar Mazara needs to make big-league adjustments

How can the 21-year-old Rangers outfielder progress toward stardom? → Read More

Imagining the outfield personnel shift

How the Cubs could wield opposing corner outfield archetypes to maximum effect. → Read More

Mishandling Michael Conforto

In the era of cost-controlled talent, the Mets’ backwardness may cost them a cornerstone. → Read More

Gary Sheffield and the war on WAR

Is Gary Sheffield really the worst defender ever? And are the numbers reliable enough to offset his historic bat? → Read More

Why John Cena doesn’t play baseball

How baseball holds our attention without megastars. → Read More

Can Aaron Sanchez survive as an extreme ground ball pitcher?

He’s the latest test of worm-killing as a pitching career move. → Read More

Jose Quintana’s secret shapeshifting

Consistent performance disguises Quintana’s battle to finish off hitters. → Read More

The Shohei Otani Minority Report

Let’s envision the ways teams could use a true two-way star → Read More

In the players’ defense

Why we shouldn’t discard "the eye test" in our search for truth in baseball. → Read More

Danny Duffy lives in the danger zone

Why the Royals’ young starter could have more staying power than other ballyhooed breakout aces. → Read More