I’m Andy Andres, professor at Boston University’s College of General Studies and expert on the science of baseball. Ask me anything about Major League Baseball, including the crackdown on pitchers using “sticky stuff”, sabermetrics, and the playoffs.
EDIT: Thank you to all that joined today, it was a pleasure and an honor to chat with you! I will check back later to see if there is any further discussion. Have a great day! Go watch some baseball, and enjoy the playoffs!
I’m a Senior Lecturer of Natural Science and Mathematics at Boston University’s College of General Studies and an expert on the science of baseball. My research has focused on the biomechanics of hitting and pitching, how weather impacts a pitched ball’s flight, statistical analysis of baseball and sabermetrics, and how ulnar collateral ligament injuries impact release point in MLB pitchers. I also teach BUx Sabermetrics 101, a MOOC on edX, am a Fenway Park Datacaster/Digital Scorekeeper for mlb.com, and am hosting an upcoming TEDx talk on the science of “sticky stuff.”
As the MLB playoffs continue, I’m here to talk about all things related to the science of the sport, from the controversial crackdown on pitchers’ use of “sticky stuff” on baseballs this season to the use of sabermetrics in the game.
Ask me anything about:
- The use of foreign substances by pitchers
- The science and mechanics behind pitching and hitting
- Sabermetrics and the impacts of analytics on the game
- Playoff matchups, players to watch, and predictions
- The offseason and the future of baseball