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Home Run Robberies Are Up… At Least Recently

By MARK SIMON If it seems like there have been a lot of home run robberies lately, it’s true. There have been five in the last three days, most notably Jackie Bradley Jr.’s climb to steal a walk-off home run from Trey Mancini on Wednesday, and Josh Reddick’s snatch of Hunter Pence’s potential go-ahead home […]

2019 Top College Baseball Draft Prospects: Middle Infield (Part 2)

Over the next month leading up to the 2019 MLB Amateur Draft, Baseball Info Solutions will be publishing a series of position-by-position scouting reports from our Video Scouts for the top-50 collegiate draft prospects. Each player is graded by the 20-80 scouting scale, given a comprehensive evaluation, and assigned a floor and a ceiling comparison, […]

Visualizing Shortstop Range

By ANDREW KYNE As noted in last month’s look at Rougned Odor’s bunting against shifts, Baseball Info Solutions charts the starting positions of infielders on groundballs and short line drives. Combining those starting positions with batted ball information, let’s try to visualize the range of some of baseball’s best and worst defensive shortstops. We’ll focus on lateral […]

2019 Top College Baseball Draft Prospects: Middle Infield (Part 1)

By HARRIS YUDIN, DOMINIC ASTA, QUINN IRELAND and MITCH GLESSNER Over the next month leading up to the 2019 MLB Amateur Draft, Baseball Info Solutions will be publishing a series of position-by-position scouting reports from our Video Scouts for the top-50 collegiate draft prospects. Each player is graded by the 20-80 scouting scale, given a […]

Using the Football Rookie Handbook to Rate the Draft

By NATE COOPER AND JOHN TODD Which team fared best in the NFL Draft per our rankings in the 2019 Football Rookie Handbook? We tried to find out. Not every player from the Handbook was drafted and not every player that was drafted was in the Handbook. For players that weren’t in the book, we assigned […]

The Effectiveness of “Infield In” Defense

By ANDREW KYNE Since 2015, Baseball Info Solutions has tracked situational defensive alignments like “infield in” and the rare five-infielder defense, among several other variations. The “infield in” strategy is particularly interesting. You might hear commentators mention how substantially batting averages increase when the infielders are all pulled in. But what do the numbers show? […]

What Has Happened When 4-Man Outfields Were Used This Season?

By NICHOLAS BEHRENDT Stats through April 29 Sports Info Solutions began tracking the four-man outfield shift in 2018, but the result was only 37 balls in play against it for the season. It gained some attention in Spring Training this year, and Andrew Kyne wrote about candidates for the unusual defensive approach. Now the 2019 MLB season […]

2019 Top College Baseball Draft Prospects: Corner Infield (Part 2)

By Quinn Ireland, Dominic Asta, Harris Yudin and Will Hoefer Over the next month leading up to the 2019 MLB Amateur Draft, Baseball Info Solutions will be publishing a series of position-by-position scouting reports from our Video Scouts for the top-50 collegiate draft prospects. Each player is graded by the 20-80 scouting scale, given a […]

2019 Top College Baseball Draft Prospects: Corner Infield (Part 1)

By Mitch Glessner, Harris Yudin, Dominic Asta and Will Hoefer Over the next month leading up to the 2019 MLB Amateur Draft, Baseball Info Solutions will be publishing a series of position-by-position scouting reports from our Video Scouts for the top-50 collegiate draft prospects. Each player is graded by the 20-80 scouting scale, given a […]

2019 Top College Baseball Draft Prospects: Catchers

By Noah Gatsik and Harris Yudin Over the next month leading up to the 2019 MLB Amateur Draft, Baseball Info Solutions will be publishing a series of position-by-position scouting reports from our Video Scouts for the top-50 collegiate draft prospects. Each player is graded by the 20-80 scouting scale, given a comprehensive evaluation, and assigned […]

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