Stat of the Week: Bill James Player Projections Updated

With spring training underway, the most popular question in baseball is “How good is he going to be?” It can be applied to hitters, pitchers, stars, hidden gems, prospects, and just about anyone else.

Stat of the Week: The Rise of Outfield Shifts

This offseason there was a lot of talk about the possibility of banning infield shifts, though that has yet to happen. It should be noted that teams aren’t just getting creative with their infield positioning these days, they’re also doing unusual things with their outfield positioning.

Stat of the Week: How Good is Kyler Murray

Last week’s Stat of the Week covered the SIS rankings and stats for the top players available in this year’s NFL Draft. There’s another player who generated headlines this week who was not at the top of those rankings. Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray announced he would pursue a career in the NFL rather than in professional baseball.

Stat of the Week: NFL Draft Top Prospects

With the football season over, it’s time to shift attention to the future and the upcoming NFL Draft.

Stat of the Week: Previewing The Super Bowl Offenses

There are expectations that Super Bowl LIII between the Patriots and Rams will be a high-scoring contest. The Rams ranked second in the NFL in points scored during the regular season. The Patriots ranked fourth. With that in mind, here’s a look at keys to the offenses in this game for each team.

Stat of the Week: Active Players on a Hall of Fame Path

With this year’s Hall of Fame class announced, here’s a look at which active players have cleared the bar of Bill James’ Hall of Fame Value Standard.

Stat of the Week: Ban the Shift?

Over the years in Stat of the Week we’ve analyzed the significant increase in shifting in baseball that has occurred since 2012. We have been proponents of this defensive strategy as we have demonstrated in many different ways that, when employed against the right batters in the right situations, shifting is very effective. Of late there has been some additional discussion about the possibility of limiting shifts

Stat of the Week: 2019 Year-End Awards

by MARK SIMON We’re nearing the end of the year, so this seems like an appropriate time to bestow some statistically-driven baseball awards for 2018. These will round out the awards already given by the BBWAA. Without further ado… The Hard-Hitter Award Baseball Info Solutions charting is such that every batted ball is deemed hard, […]

Stat of the Week: A Statistical View of the College Football Playoff Field

by ANDREW KYNE The College Football Playoff field is set: the semifinal games on December 29 will feature No. 1 Alabama against No. 4 Oklahoma, and No. 2 Clemson against No. 3 Notre Dame. All four teams have had interesting storylines at quarterback, while also dominating in other facets of the game. Using Sports Info […]

Stat of the Week: Adrian Beltre’s Excellence

by MARK SIMON Adrián Beltré’s highly-successful MLB career ended last week when he announced his retirement after 21 seasons and more than 2,900 games. Beltré’s career began at age 19, but it took off in 2004 when he hit .334/.388/.629 with 48 home runs. That launched a career that finished with 477 home runs and […]

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