Beyond Moneyball

Q Talks Podcast: John Dewan, a pioneer in the sports analytics field, and Zach Binkley, professor of sports management at Quinlan sit down with host Rick Sindt to discuss the history of Sports Analytics, how it is used today, and their predictions about how the industry will grow in the future. Click here to listen […]

Ryan Tannehill leads the list of the top 10 most effective play-action passers

As data and analytics continue to help us evolve our thinking and deepen our understanding about football, one of the continued revelations is that play-action passing is a golden ticket to unlocking an efficient offense. Continued research by Steven Ruiz shows us that not only is play-action extremely effective, but it’s also likely underutilized by NFL coaches. […]

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 […]

Tackles Don’t Matter: Evaluating Run Defense Through Statistics

Even with the increased emphasis on passing in the modern NFL, designed runs still account for close to 40 percent of all offensive plays. Yet, there still has been a general lack of quantifiable metrics to evaluate individual defender performance against the run. Tackles, forced fumbles, and only recently broken tackles make up the small […]

Inside the numbers: What’s changed about Tom Brady since last year?

Tom Brady was living in the middle lane against the Chiefs. The Patriots quarterback didn’t have much use for most of the field on Sunday, and looking left or right only led to poor results. Brady got what was right in from of him. And, well, that was about it. The loss to Kansas City […]

Mismatches In The NFL: A Look At LB vs. WR/RB Matchups

The NFL is a matchup-driven league. On each play, there are many individual matchups occurring that can swing the outcome. Teams that can scheme more optimal matchups for themselves and mismatches for their opponents often end up with a win.  Mismatches come in many forms, such as finding a way to get Aaron Donald one […]

2020 Bill James Handbook Review via The Joe Sheehan Newsletter

The Joe Sheehan Newsletter Vol. 11, No. 114 November 12, 2019 The day after the World Series ended was Halloween, and I had to be in Brooklyn early to see TWCFG’s class performance. It was the capper to an incredibly hectic few days, and I was sleepwalking when I arrived home that afternoon. Sitting by […]

Stark: The 10 numbers that defined baseball in 2019, revisited

We’d love to tell you that back on Opening Day, we saw all of this coming. Then again, we’d also love to tell you we saw all the Powerball numbers coming, too. Neither would be quite true, unfortunately. But you know what we did see coming? A bunch of cool trends we rounded up seven […]

How Drop Depth Affects Our View Of Quarterbacks

While watching a game, most of us are at least peripherally aware of the effect that a play’s design has on the outcome. Obviously, there are many facets to that, but one that has an almost immediate impact is the depth of a quarterback’s drop. Typically we think of this in terms of one-, three-, […]

Who should win the Gold Glove Awards this year? A look at the game’s best defensive players by the numbers

Who were the best defensive players in baseball in 2019? We’ll get one answer to that question when the winners of the Gold Glove Award are announced Sunday evening. All season, we’ve been providing defensive analysis here, so it makes sense to try to pick the most deserving players. Let’s get right to it. Keep […]

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