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SIS Draft Special

Sports Info Solutions is opening its wealth of data to you for free during the NFL draft! To celebrate the draft, all trials to the SIS DataHub will have the trial status removed and be given full access to the most in-depth and accurate football database. The SIS DataHub is a premier research tool that has all […]

Cody Bellinger is Having a Plate Discipline Renaissance

BY ALEX VIGDERMAN Sunday’s game between the Dodgers and Brewers featured a nice little moment between the two players dominating the National League with the bat, Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger. Yelich, who would go on to win NL Player of the Week honors for his eight homers the rest of the week, was robbed of a ninth by […]

NFL Draft: Best of the Rest

By John Shirley The SIS Football Rookie Handbook provides an in depth analytical and scouting view on the top 254 players in this week’s upcoming NFL Draft. Here we take a look at some intriguing prospects that didn’t quite make the cut. The following are a few players that have intriguing analytical profiles and showed traits that […]

Quantifying Aaron Nola’s Early Season Command

By ANDREW KYNE Aaron Nola was one of baseball’s best pitchers in 2018, but currently has a 6.84 ERA and 6.05 FIP through five starts in 2019. His walk rate, which sat around 6 to 7 percent in his first few seasons, is currently north of 10 percent. After his April 15th start against the Mets, […]

A Closer Look at Iowa’s Star Tight Ends

By Bryce RosslerWe’re less than two weeks away from the first round of the NFL Draft, and it seems likely that the University of Iowa will have two players selected in the first round. It is not particularly unusual for a Power 5 school to produce multiple first-rounders in a single year – plenty of […]

The Cost of Defensive Mistakes

By ANDREW KYNE As mentioned on our podcast this week, one of my biggest takeaways from the first few weeks of the season was how the Mariners were winning in spite of their defensive performance. Seattle started 13-2 before a six-game losing streak this week. The team’s offense is cooling off after its hot start, but […]

TWO HIGHLY RATED PROSPECTS HAVE SEEN THEIR DRAFT STOCK TAKE A HIT: HERE’S WHY

With the draft a little more than a week away, teams and draft analysts alike are finalizing their draft boards. For the most part, they look a lot different than they did only a few months ago. A couple of the highest rated prospects from the SIS Rookie Handbook are among those whose stock has […]

Breaking Down Plate Discipline by Pitch Type

By ANDREW KYNE Last week, I presented a way to visualize plate discipline, referencing some of the numbers on FanGraphs like O-Swing% and Z-Swing% that make use of Baseball Info Solutions’ pitch charting data. For each player, those plate discipline metrics obviously come at an aggregated level across pitch types. When we see that Joey Votto swung at […]

The Orioles Are Fully Embracing Shifting

BY MARK SIMON While you were distracted by Chris Davis’ futility pursuit, you might not have noticed something interesting. The Mike Elias/Sig Mejdal/Brandon Hyde-run Orioles have gone full-scale Houston Astros when it comes to defensive shifting. The Orioles have used a defensive shift on just under 60 percent of the balls in play against them […]

Visualizing Plate Discipline

By ANDREW KYNE Baseball Info Solutions’ pitch charting data allows for many interesting applications — one being as a way to evaluate a player’s plate discipline. By checking out the plate discipline leaderboards at FanGraphs, we can do things like confirm that Joey Votto rarely swings at pitches out of the strike zone or learn that Freddie Freeman swings at […]

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