Stat of the Week: The Diamondbacks’ Amazing Defense

BY MARK SIMON Though we shone a spotlight on the Milwaukee Brewers’ defense last week, we neglected to mention a team that was just a notch behind them. That team has since surpassed the Brewers statistically and currently has no equals on the defensive front—the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks have 108 Defensive Runs Saved this […]

Stat of the Week: MLB All-Stars vs. Total Runs Leaders

MLB All-Star Voting vs. Total Runs Leaders July 11, 2018 By MARK SIMON Who were the players most deserving of being All-Star starters in 2018? Let’s use Total Runs to put together a pair of teams based on numbers. Total Runs is a statistic created by Baseball Info Solutions that combines offense, defense, baserunning, and […]

Stat of the Week: Who Were June’s Top Defensive Players?

The race for Defensive Player of the Month was a tight battle and, in the end, a pair of players tied for the top spot in our voting. So let’s salute Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner and Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon as June’s top defenders. Turner is one of the most improved defensive players in baseball. He […]

Stat of the Week: Evaluating the Phillies’ Infield Shifts

By ANDREW KYNE Jake Arrieta’s recent comments called attention to the Philadelphia Phillies’ infield shifts. The veteran right-hander complained that his team is “the worst in the league with shifts,” and by our Shift Runs Saved metric at Sports Info Solutions, he is indeed correct. The Phillies rank last in Major League Baseball in Shift Runs Saved, […]

Stat of the Week: Who’s Moving Up and Down the Starting Pitcher Rankings

By Mark Simon From May 2013 through the end of the 2016 season, Clayton Kershaw almost always reigned supreme in The Bill James World’s Best Starting Pitcher Rankings, a measure based on the Game Score metric and a pitcher’s sustained excellence over a lengthy body of work. But Kershaw’s recent injury history has caused him to drop […]

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