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John Dewan's Stat of the Week

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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The Best and Worst Baserunners So Far in 2016

Who comes to mind when you think of the best baserunner in baseball? Bill James created a statistic to measure baserunning production called Net Gain that takes into account stolen bases (SB Gain) and baserunning advancements on both hits and outs (BR Gain). Using this statistic, we can evaluate who the best and worst baserunners [...]

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No Boots, No Walking

A good friend of “Stat of the Week”, ESPN Chicago radio host Mike Murphy, asked the following question: has a shortstop ever led Major League Baseball in the fewest errors and walks in the same season? This question was inspired by Tim Anderson, rookie shortstop of the Chicago White Sox, who has only one error [...]

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