Former Mets great David Cone works 30-40 games a year in the Yankees television booth and he is gaga for information. Here are a few Cone snippets from this excellent NY Mag interview:
I love Fangraphs and the mountains of data you can get there, especially with hitters' tendencies and what percentage of pitches they chase outside the strike zone.
I'm a little jealous that I didn't have this sort of data when I was playing.
There's not a day that goes by that I'm not on Fangraphs or Baseball-Reference.com, or several others, just reading articles or really breaking down data. There's so much to do, and I like to break down overall team tendencies.
But I love the Pitch f/x data, and I'm interested in learning more about the HITf/x data. I think how the ball comes off the bat is really interesting.