“Intangibles” (factors that have real impact, but aren’t easily measured without eyes on the play): Lost in Sun/Lights Bad Hop Communication problem between fielders Post ball-in-play data (many examples, but here are a few):
- Misplay or well-played ball off the wall
- Throwing to wrong base, or delaying throw unnecessarily.
- Great pick or play on throw to fielder (e.g. when turning DP or fielding throw from catcher on SB attempt).
- Mental errors (late covering bag, indecision, etc.)
- Heads Up Plays
- Not turning DP when it was highly likely to do so.
- OF holding hitter to single due to good route / hustle play.
- Umpire made bad call on the bases (not contested or overturned)
- Other “intangibles”
Baserunning (examples of the types of things we track there include):
- Heads up baserunning play (taking an extra base, or avoiding an out by making a good decision not to advance).
- Poor baserunning (runner not advancing when he could have, or getting doubled-off unnecessarily, etc.)
- Amazing slide that made the difference between out or safe