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John Dewan's Stat of the Week

Stat of the Week: A Statistical View of the College Football Playoff Field

The College Football Playoff field is set: the semifinal games on December 29 will feature No. 1 Alabama against No. 4 Oklahoma, and No. 2 Clemson against No. 3 Notre Dame. All four teams have had interesting storylines at quarterback, while also dominating in other facets of the game. Using Sports Info Solutions’ advanced metrics and [...]

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Stat of the Week: Adrián Beltré’s Excellence

Adrián Beltré’s highly-successful MLB career ended last week when he announced his retirement after 21 seasons and more than 2,900 games. [...]

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Stat of the Week: A Look at NFL & NBA Power Ratings

With the baseball postseason over, it’s time to immerse ourselves in the NFL and NBA. If you haven’t paid close attention to this point, or are just curious for some interesting analysis, the Bill James Online Power Ratings are here to help. NFL Bill James Online Power Ratings AFC Teams 1. Chiefs 110.9 2. Steelers 109.5 3. Ravens 108.5 4. Chargers 104.6 5. Patriots 103.8 Bill James Online Power Ratings NFC Teams 1. Saints 111.7 2. Rams 110.2 3. Bears 106.3 4. Seahawks 104.5 5. Panthers 101.4 The top NFL [...]

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Stat of the Week: Who are the best defensive free agents?

By MARK SIMONBaseball moves quickly these days. Free agency is already upon us, with some highly-coveted names in this year’s market. But who are the free agents who will be most coveted for their defense?Thirty-year-old second baseman DJ LeMahieu won his third career Gold Glove (he finished a close second to Kolten Wong in the [...]

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2018 Fielding Bible Award Winners

The 2018 Fielding Bible Awards have officially been announced, with 10 winners being recognized for defensive excellence during the regular season. That includes one winner at each position, as well as a multi-position honoree. Half of the winners are first-timers, including three infielders—Matt Olson (Athletics, 1B), Kolten Wong (Cardinals, 2B), Matt Chapman(Athletics, 3B) — along with [...]

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Stat of the Week: Fielding Bible Awards Preview (Part II)

This is the second of a two-part series on the top candidates for The Fielding Bible Awards, which will be announced next week. Part I can be found here.The Fielding Bible Awards are voted on by a panel of 12 experts, who can vote based on visual observations and subjective judgement, as well as statistical [...]

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Stat of the Week: Fielding Bible Awards Preview (Part I)

For the next two weeks, this space will feature a multi-part series on the top candidates for The Fielding Bible Awards, which will be announced the week of October 29.The Fielding Bible Awards are voted on by a panel of 12 experts, who can vote based on visual observation and subjective judgement, as well statistical [...]

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Stat of the Week: 2018 Defensive Runs Saved Leaders

By Mark SimonWith the 2018 regular season concluded, let’s look at the leaders in Defensive Runs Saved (DRS). Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman finished as the overall leader with [...]

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Minor League Defensive Runs Saved End-of-Season Roundup

When a promising position player gets called up from the minors, you almost never hear about his defensive prospects unless they are extreme in one direction or the other. At Baseball Info Solutions, we use Minor League Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) as a tool to expand fans' knowledge of the defensive side of the [...]

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Stat of the Week: Tommy John Surgery in Major League Baseball

This month, two of baseball’s promising young pitchers—Shohei Ohtani of the Angels and Michael Kopech of the White Sox—learned that they will likely need Tommy John surgery due to torn ulnar collateral ligaments in their throwing arms. While Ohtani remains in the Angels’ lineup as a hitter, Kopech’s debut season is over after fewer than 15 innings.In the 2018 Bill [...]

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