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John Dewan's Stat of the Week

Yoan Moncada’s 12 K’s in 19 ABs

Yoan Moncada’s perceived value as a prospect took a bit of a hit last year when he struck out 12 times in 19 at-bats during his September call-up with the Red Sox. Obviously, if he hit .350 with 2-3 homers in those 19 at-bats, people would be more excited. But is it rare [...]

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The Flat Bat Award 2016

The Flat Bat Award is given annually to the best bunter of the year. To determine the winner, we look at run value—run expectancy gained or lost—for both successful and unsuccessful sacrifice and bunt-for-hit attempts for each player. Last season’s co-champions Delino DeShields and Dee Gordon both had limited playing time in 2016, which opened [...]

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Braves "New" Pitchers

In the last week, the Atlanta Braves signed former Cy Young Award winners Bartolo Colon from the New York Mets and R.A. Dickey from the Toronto Blue Jays. This gives the Braves the two oldest pitchers in Major League Baseball at 43 and 42 years old, respectively. Colon and Dickey will as of now be [...]

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2017 Bill James Handbook Projections

Published in the Bill James Handbook on November 1st of every year, Bill James and Baseball Info Solutions create player projections for the following Major League Baseball season. Let’s look at the projected 2017 leaderboards for home runs and batting average. For 2017, the projected leaders in home runs are as follows: Player Projected [...]

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Kris Bryant Baserunning

Kris Bryant’s baserunning yesterday was one of the keys to the Cubs’ 2016 World Series victory. His baserunning was also excellent during the season. He had a Baserunning Gain of +29, meaning he gained about 29 bases on the basepaths more than an average runner (not counting basestealing). From the Bill James Handbook, which was [...]

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The 2016 Fielding Bible Awards

THE 2016 FIELDING BIBLE AWARDS have been officially announced. Of the ten winners this season, four players are first-time Fielding Bible Award winners, while the other six have been honored for their defensive prowess before. Dustin Pedroia and Andrelton Simmons both won their fourth Fielding Bible Awards. Pedroia reclaimed his title from Ian Kinsler [...]

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Who are the 2016 Fielding Bible Award / Gold Glove Contenders? (Part II)

Last week, we looked at the favorites and contenders for the 2016 Fielding Bible Awards and the Gold Glove Awards for catcher and infielders. This week, we will do the same for outfielders, pitchers, and the Multi-Position Fielding Bible Award. As in Part I, the numbers in the parentheses next to each player’s name in [...]

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Who are the 2016 Fielding Bible Award / Gold Glove Contenders? (Part I)

For the next two weeks we will be writing a two-part series examining who the likely 2016 Fielding Bible Award contenders are. We will also be giving our predictions for the Gold Glove winners at every position in each league. This week, for Part I, we will be looking at catchers and infielders. Next week, [...]

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Broken Tackle Leaders

With the baseball postseason less than a week away and the football season now three weeks in, it’s one of the most enjoyable sports times of the year. This year, we are particularly interested in what is going on in the NFL because of new data from Sports Info Solutions. Sports Info Solutions [...]

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Jose Fernandez

Whether or not you are a Marlins fan or even a baseball fan, it’s difficult not to be saddened by the passing of Jose Fernandez. In only his fourth year in the majors and still only 24 years of age, Fernandez was making an impact in the baseball world. Not only was he an example [...]

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