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John Dewan's Stat of the Week

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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Stat of the Week: Who was August's top defensive player?

In a crowded group of highly-talented center fielders, it has been tough for Adam Engel to stand out from the rest. But in August he did. He’s our selection as the MLB Defensive Player of the Month.Engel finished the month with eight Defensive Runs Saved, the most by any outfielder. Half of that total was [...]

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Stat of the Week: Shifting is at an all-time high

Something monumental happened in baseball this past weekend—and it wasn’t the Orioles being given a nationally televised game. By the end of play on Sunday, teams had shifted on balls in play 28,249 times, surpassing the previous record of 28,130 set in 2016. They are now on pace to shift just under 35,000 times this season, [...]

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Stat of the Week: Catcher-Framing and Winning In Sync

By MARK SIMON Notice a pattern in the team leaderboard for Strike Zone Runs Saved this season? [...]

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Stat of the Week: NL Total Runs/MVP Race is Tight

The National League MVP race is shaping up to be incredibly tight with a little more than a month left in the regular season, and it parallels the race for the lead in the Total Runs stat.Total Runs combines Runs Created (offense), Baserunning Runs and Defensive Runs Saved, along with a positional adjustment (but not [...]

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