Stark: The Useless Info Dept., Extra Extra Edition

Can you believe it? It was another one of those weeks. A guy hit an extra-inning homer – but it was only the eighth inning? A pitcher debuted before his debut? A third baseman caught a pop-up in the right-field corner? Yes. That all happened. Here at the Useless Information Department, we could not possibly be more grateful that […]

Baseball Researcher Mark Simon on the Importance of MLB Stats & History

Statistics and history are integral components of baseball — more so than any other professional sport. The game is constantly be framed and re framed in numbers and narrative, with comparing the present to the past popular with fans and journalists alike. One of the foremost researchers, writers and analysts of baseball stats and history […]

What distinguishes the Oakland A’s from MLB’s strongest teams?

The Oakland A’s are 14-6. They sit atop the American League West with the best record in baseball. Even if it feels we’ve just sat down and settled into the season, the A’s start can give us some hints into what we know about this team’s postseason run outlook. Yes, the postseason is peaking above […]

Aaron Boone still believes in Gleyber Torres’ ability to handle shortstop

It was a routine ground ball to shortstop in the eighth inning Tuesday night, until Gleyber Torres couldn’t handle it. Adam Duvall reached base after Torres bobbled it and collected his fourth error in 17 games.  That error led to Duvall scoring, cutting into the Yankees’s lead and forcing them to go to the back-end […]

These guys have never been to ASG? No way

If this were a normal season, we’d be at the point on the baseball calendar when players would be making their final push for an All-Star Game nod. Unfortunately, it was announced on Friday that the 2020 All-Star Game is officially canceled, and many players won’t get the opportunity to make their first Midsummer Classic appearance […]

Baseball’s top 60 storylines for a 60-game MLB season

There is going to be a baseball season after all, one of 60 games, following a month of ugly public negotiations between the players and owners over how to navigate through the money of the shortened season. In the words of Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer, “COVID-19 already presented a lose-lose-lose situation and we’ve somehow found a way to […]

KBO Round Up: June 17

In a league with weak bullpens, games often turn on a dime in the KBO. Wednesday took its cue from this premise with an extra-inning contest in SK with the KT Wiz winning in the 10th inning. Kiwoom rallied late against the Lotte bullpen staying in fourth place in the standings and the NC Dinos […]

DraftKings Korean Baseball (KBO) DFS Value Plays: Saturday 6/13

Welcome to this week’s edition of our Korean Baseball (KBO) DFS Value Plays. While more sports continue to return stateside with PGA, UFC, and NASCAR all back in action, we are still waiting for the MLB and its players to figure out exactly what is going on with the 2020 season. Until then, the KBO […]

Baseball Information Solutions Receives 2019 Best of Coplay Award

Coplay Award Program Honors the Achievement COPLAY December 11, 2019 — Baseball Information Solutions has been selected for the 2019 Best of Coplay Award in the Baseball Club category by the Coplay Award Program. Each year, the Coplay Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and […]

Opportunity Matters for Defensive Value

I was curious just how much the pitching staff matters for defenders behind them. At hypothetical extremes, of course, it matters a lot; a pitching staff that struck out or walked every batter they faced wouldn’t need defenders at all. A team that allowed only grounders would sacrifice a lot on the offensive front to […]

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