The Best of FanGraphs: September 26-30, 2016

Each week, we publish north of 100 posts on our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times and blue for Community Research.

I Can’t Wait to Tell My Son About José Fernández, by Dave Cameron
Dave eulogizes a person who was taken from this earth far too soon.

The Worst Called Ball On Record, by Jeff Sullivan
And it’s everyone’s fault. It might even be your fault!

MLB’s Ponle Acento Campaign Is a Step in the Right Direction, by Isabelle Minasian
An excellent THT debut from Isabelle, and it’s a project we’ll be working on here at FanGraphs over the offseason.

Our Staff Remembers José Fernández, by Dave Cameron/FanGraphs Staff
Dave didn’t want his (or my) piece to be the only one to share memories of José Fernández, so we asked our staff to contribute their remembrances as well, and nine authors did.

The Beautiful Baseball Game, by Jeff Sullivan
Please watch it again.

Is Oakland’s Mount Davis Killing Fly Balls?, by Eno Sarris
Eno has been on this one for awhile. There are no neat answers yet, but life very rarely provides us with neat answers.

Carlos Correa, Playing Through Injury, and True Talent, by Eno Sarris
Different day, different body? Eno looks at the evidence.

Learning Something About David Dahl from One Swing, by August Fagerstrom
As August explains, you don’t luck into this sort of home run.

The Next 16 SPs, by Paul Sporer
One might say Paul has Jon Gray too low. But that he’s included at all is an important admission of his burgeoning greatness.

The Flame-Throwing Myth, by anelso13
It’s not every day that Pat Light inspires someone to do research.

MASH Report: Turf Field Aging Curve, by Jeff Zimmerman
We all sort of understand or understood the effects of Astro Turf implicitly, but Jeff does a good job of putting actual data behind it.

Barrels, Normative Analysis, and the Beauties of Statcast, by Billy Stampfl
In Billy’s THT debut, he has some fun with the new metric rolled out by MLB Advanced Media.

The Actual Difference Between Mike Trout and Mookie Betts, by Dave Cameron
Good old-fashioned outs.

Checking in on Eric Thames, by Josh Shepardson
A fun and informative post on a player who has found great success overseas.

Plato, the NL Cy Young Race, and Kyle Hendricks as Epistemological Problem, by Evan Davis
It’s not every day that you can work Plato and Kyle Hendricks into the same post, but that’s exactly what Evan did in his THT debut.

Paul Swydan used to be the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for and The Boston Globe. Now, he owns The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Acton, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan. Follow the store @SilUnicornActon.

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