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John Dewan's Stat of the Week

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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Shift Update

Back in April, we took a look at the state of shifting in Major League Baseball, but many things have changed in the four months since then. While MLB as a whole was on pace for over 30,000 shifts on balls in play in the middle of April, that number has gone down a bit. [...]

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The Best Names of the Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics are complete and etched into our memories. The Olympics represent all that is good about sports. Yes, there are some controversies, but, in the end, all the good outweighs the bad. One of the things we do is record all the medal winners at the Olympics, and, in [...]

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Olympic Projections Update

Prior to the start of the 2016 Olympics, our projections pegged the United States as the favorite to win both the most Gold Medals (42) and the most Total Medals (101). After a great first week for the country, the US has increased their projected medals to 46 Gold and 113 Total, which also [...]

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Olympic Medal Predictions

The United States, China, and Russia finished 1-2-3 in the medal standings at the 2012 Olympics in London. Every two years we work closely with the Wall Street Journal projecting Olympic medal totals for the Olympics. Our projection system predicted that order of finish. Three weeks ago we were projecting the [...]

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