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Best New Toy Ever

Graham and Matthew of LookoutLanding have launched their new stats website appropriately named  They promise to feature updated tRA (probably the best pitching stat finally available, it takes into account just about every event possible) and wOBA (nearly the same as tRA, but developed by Tom Tango) as well as just about every other stat imaginable. Some things I learned in a quick tour:

- Edwin Jackson has induced 22 grounded into double plays, last year he had 12, the next highest on the team is Matt Garza with 18.

- Evan Longoria takes more strikes looking than B.J. Upton but strikes out slightly less looking.

- Grant Balfour is even more dominant than I thought, (2.12 tRA and 40% of his plate appearances ending in strikeouts.)

- A ton of people get hit by pitches in the Trop, so much so the park factor is 1.16!(!)