Baseball related stuff
Being a passionate baseball enthusiast and a computer/data viz geek, my main work for Baseball related stuff now-days mostly involves Baseball Hack Day, an annual fun, friendly one-day hacking competition for baseball fans, which I have founded. I have been active member of The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), involved in the Asian Baseball Committee as vice-chair and Boston chapter as one of its co-chairs. Actively using twitter to write about baseball: @DaigoFuji. I go to Fenway about dozen games a season.
- MLB's past 10 years of sacrifice bunt numbers trends findings
- Most expensive pitch of 2015 calculated (salary/number of pitches)
- Looking at Major League Baseball Draft through Wins Above Replacement Page GitHub, March 2015
- MLB On Base Percentages Page GitHub, March 2013
- 2012 Red Sox win-loss Page GitHub
- Anatomy of the Green Monster, The Boston Globe, March 2012
- Six degrees of Bobby V, The Boston Globe, March 2012
- History of Boston Red Sox Managers, The Boston Globe, March 2012
- What is UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating), the Boston Globe, April 2010
- All-time Red Sox vs Yankees record Page GitHub, 2012
- Comparing American League playoff teams, The Boston Globe, Fall 2009
- 2009 Red Sox regular season, The Boston Globe, Fall 2009
- Jacoby Ellsbury’s record speed, The Boston Globe, Summer 2009
- Dissecting Matsuzaka, The Boston Globe, 2007
- The Giants have all the right pieces in place to repeat in 2013, One World Sports, February 2013
- Valentine left his mark on Japanese baseball December 8, 2011
- Matsuzaka, Japan defeated Cuba in a second-round WBC, The Boston Globe, March 16, 2009
- Six Japanese free agents to watch, The Boston Globe, November 14, 2007
- Won 2013 MLB Advanced Media's Bases Coded challenge, April 2013
- I helped boston.com launch its weekly baseball podcast The Boston Globe Red Sox Podcast and maintained it for three seasons, 2010 to 2012. I was the producer, writer and host of the show.
- Created Japaneseballplayers.com, a bilingual website dedicated to Japanese baseball players playing in MLB since 1999. Database-driven website also offers news updates (as the news happens or weekly) in RSS format and Twitter in two languages (Japanese and English). It is a bit outdated now, but hoping to revitalaize it soon.
- All my baseball related inforgraphics can be viewed here
- Brief appearance in NPR's Market Place, September 15, 2007
- Appearance in PRI's The World, November 20, 2008
- Baseball Prospectus Radio (Podcast) with David Lauria, March 3, 2008
Boston Globe, work as a researcher/supporting role for reporters
I have been extremely blessed to have worked with many of talented writers of our time.
- Yankees rolling, but Sox don't yield By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff, September 14, 2007
...The Globe's resident Daisuke-ologist, Daigo Fujiwara, has calculated that Matsuzaka has thrown more pitches this season (3,125) than he did all of last season in Japan (2,770), and his 29 starts are more than he's had in any previous season except 2001, when he made 33.
- Francona tries to clarify Wakefield's injury By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff, October 4, 2007
Daigo Fujiwara, the Globe's resident Daisuke-ologist, notes that while Matsuzaka is celebrated for his win over Cuba in the World Baseball Classic, his postseason record in the Japan Series was not particularly impressive: 1-3, 7.52 ERA, 21 whiffs, 9 walks (6 hit batsmen), and 3 home runs allowed in 20 1/3 innings.
- Pounding headache By Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff June 8, 2009
- At home on the big stage By John Powers, Globe Staff | December 15, 2006
Orioles enjoy a walk By Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff | September 9, 2007
The Globe's resident Daisuke-ologist, Daigo Fujiwara, researched that Matsuzaka lasted two-thirds of an inning against the Softbank Hawks July 13, 2003, and gave up seven runs (five earned) in the shortest start of his career. He's had other stinkers, including back-to-back starts in 2004 against Orix (April 29 and May 5), in which he gave up 10 runs and nine runs respectively.
Red Sox' 2008 Opening Series coverage in Tokyo
- Relationship would be Valentine gift By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff / March 30, 2008
- Sent down, Moss had his day in sun By Dan Shaughnessy and Gordon Edes, Globe Staff / March 27, 2008
- Papelbon a little thrown off by schedule By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff / March 26, 2008
- Paper Lions By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff / March 25, 2008
- So far, so good as interesting scenes abound By Dan Shaughnessy, March 24, 2008
- Okajima a rock star in second Japan exhibition By Amalie Benjamin, Globe Staff / March 23, 2008
- Little League fundamentally different By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff / March 23, 2008
- Baseball Preview Section 2007
- High expectations? You bet: Baseball cognoscenti project solid numbers for Matsuzaka By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff | March 29, 2007
- 868 blasts in Oh's past By Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Staff | March 30, 2007
- Rising influence By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff | March 30, 2007
- Tokyo's TBS radio, October 16, 2008
Writing and others
- I founded JapaneseBallPlayers.com, a bilingual website dedicated to Japanese baseball players playing in MLB in 1999, and have been producing content for it event since.
- JapaneseBallPlayers.com Radio “East Coast Baseball Freaks,” a weekly Japanese language podcast about MLB and the Red Sox from 2005 to 2010. At one point in 2009 season, the podcast was ranked as high as third in the iTunes store (Japanese) in "Sports and Recreation" category.
- Go-RedSox.com, a Japanese language blog, about Boston Red Sox From 2003 to 2013. This blog utilized multiple web technology like video (YouTube), audio (BlogTalkRadio), photos (Flickr), and Twitter (@DaigoRedSox). Also experimenting with Twitter search API to see what people are saying about Red Sox in Japanese Twitter world.
- From 2006-2008, I wrote a monthly column called “From Boston” in the Nikkan Sports, a Tokyo based sports daily, circulation 2 million.