What You'll Learn

This 23 lesson mini-course thoroughly covers the basics of pitching analytics. In the course you'll learn about:

  • How to understand comment sabermetrics from a developmental point of view

  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of different metrics and how they complement one another

  • Learn how some metrics are calculated so you can create them on your own

Take the Next Step

We dive into the reliability and predictability of common analytics terms, while putting them into context for coaches to use. The course includes chapters on:
  • Traditional Statistics - ERA, W/L, Saves
  • Advanced Statistics -DIPS, K%/BB%, Three True Outcomes, FIP
  • Pitch Metrics - Movement, Plate Location, Command
  • Course Application - Recruiting, Scouting and Development Context


Take your understanding of analytics to the next level so you can better judge and help your players.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

  • 2

    Traditional Statistics

    • Video 5 - Intro to Traditional Statistics

    • Quiz 5 - Traditional Statistics

    • Video 6 - Win/Loss Record

    • Quiz 6 - Win/Loss Record

    • Video 7 - Saves

    • Quiz 7 - Saves

    • Video 8 - ERA (Part 1)

    • Quiz 8 - ERA (Part 1)

    • Video 9 - ERA (Part 2)

    • Quiz 9 - ERA (Part 2)

  • 3

    Advanced Statistics

    • Video 10 - DIPS Theory

    • Quiz 10 - DIPS Theory

    • Video 11 - K%/BB%

    • Quiz 11 - K%/BB%

    • Video 12 - Three True Outcomes

    • Quiz 12 - Three True Outcomes

    • Video 13 - (FIP Part 1)

    • Quiz 13 - (FIP Part 1)

    • Video 14 - FIP (Part 2)

    • Quiz 14 - FIP (Part 2)

  • 4

    Pitch Metrics

    • Video 15 - Intro Pitch Metrics

    • Quiz 15 - Intro Pitch Metrics

    • Video 16 - Velocity, Spin, Movement

    • Quiz 16 - Velocity, Spin, Movement

    • Video 17 - Arm Angles / Release Positions

    • Quiz 17 - Arm Angles / Release Positions

    • Video 18 - Plate Locations

    • Quiz 18 - Plate Locations

    • Video 19 - Command

    • Quiz 19 - Command

    • Video 20 - Pitch Classifications

    • Quiz 20 - Pitch Classifications

  • 5

    Course Application

    • Video 21 - Platoon Splits

    • Quiz 21 - Platoon Splits

    • Video 22 - Recruiting/Scouting Context

    • Quiz 22 - Recruiting/Scouting Context

    • Video 23 - Development Context

    • Quiz 23 - Development Context

    • More Resources and Next Steps