I’m pleased to announce that we’ve rolled out new heatmaps to the site!
There are a number of ways to customize each heatmap:
– Choose a heatmap from the viewpoint of either the pitcher or the batter.
– For the 10×10 grid, you can choose your own level of smoothing, which will change the weighting of adjacent buckets.
– Filtering on single or multiple years, handedness, and count.
– A variety of different stats to choose from.
The color grading on the heatmaps is always compared to an MLB average player for the selected time period and handedness.
David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.