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John Dewan's Stat of the Week

​2019 Fielding Bible Awards Preview Part I

For the next two weeks, this space will feature a two-part series on the top candidates for The Fielding Bible Awards, which will be announced later this month or in early November.The Fielding Bible Awards are voted on by a panel of 12 experts who can vote based on whatever criteria they choose, including observation [...]

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Stat of the Week: 2019 Defensive Runs Saved Leaders

By Mark SimonWith the regular season complete, let’s take a look at the MLB leaders in Defensive Runs Saved for 2019.Indians catcher Roberto Pérez headlines the list. His 29 Runs Saved were the most of any player. Pérez ranked first in Adjusted Earned Runs Saved (staff handling), and second in both Strike Zone Runs Saved (pitch framing) [...]

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Stat of the Week: Luis Castillo Is Making A Name For Himself

By Mark SimonOn Thursday, Reds pitcher Luis Castillo will make his final start of what has been a terrific season.Castillo has 15 wins, a 3.25 ERA and 218 strikeouts for a team that is below .500 and didn’t live up to its preseason goal of a postseason spot. That’s no fault of Castillo, who has [...]

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Stat of the Week: Minor League Hitting and Fielding Leaders

The minor league regular season concluded not so long ago, so to review the season and prepare you with names to watch this September or next Spring Training, let's take a look at some of the top [...]

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Stat of the Week: Who are the NFL's best quarterbacks?

By Mark Simon As the 100th NFL season kicks off, the attention always seems to fall on the marquee position in sports – the quarterback. The NFL is loaded with talented quarterbacks, young and old, with a variety of skills. Case in point is the top of the quarterback leaderboard with veteran Drew Brees of the New [...]

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Stat of the Week: Who Was August's Top Defender?

By Mark SimonCubs shortstop Javier Báez’s reign as the three-time winner of The Fielding Bible Award for Multi-Positional Players is going to come to an end in 2019.Báez has found a home at one position this season and has continued to excel. He’s Sports Info Solutions’ Defensive Player of the Month for August.Báez led all [...]

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Stat of the Week: Bellinger, Trout Battle For Total Runs Lead

By Mark Simon Which player has had the best season in baseball this year? That’s a very tough question to answer right now. Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers and Mike Trout of the Angels are basically neck-and-neck in Sports Info Solutions' measuring stick, the Total Runs leaderboard. Total Runs is the sum of a player’s Runs Created (using [...]

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Saberseminar 2019 in Review

This past weekend, Dan Brooks and Chuck Korb hosted another Saberseminar, an annual conference focused on “Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the [...]

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