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Stat of the Week: Hunter Renfroe & Chad Pinder are July's Top Defenders

By Mark SimonThe San Diego Padres have known that Hunter Renfroe could hit for power since he made his big league debut in 2016. But after being known primarily as a home run hitter in the early part of his career, Renfroe is now known for something else: his defense.Renfroe is the Sports Info Solutions [...]

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Stat of the Week: Mike Trout is Even More Amazing

By Jon BeckerIn this, a season of many, many home runs, 162 batters have hit at least 11 home runs.Mike Trout has hit 11 home runs in his last 13 games.Since July 3, the first of 13 games, here’s where Trout ranks among qualified hitters:● HR: 1st, with 11● RBI: 2nd, with 23 (Yuli Gurriel [...]

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Which Catchers Might Be The Most Banged Up?

By Jon Becker Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli suffered his sixth known concussion at the Major League [...]

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All-Star Game Starters vs. Total Runs Leaders

July 9, 2019 MLB changed the voting process for this year’s All-Star Game, but did that help get the most deserving players into the starting lineup? One way we can determine that is by [...]

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Stat of the Week: Inside the Padres-Rockies Series

By now, you’re probably aware of this past weekend’s crazy, high-scoring series between the Padres and Rockies at Coors Field. The two teams combined for 92 runs, a record for a four-game series, and combined for at least 15 runs in each game. That’s plenty wild on the surface, but here at Sports Info Solutions [...]

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Stat of the Week: Kevin Kiermaier's amazing Defensive Runs Saved total

By Mark Simon By now you know just how good Kevin Kiermaier of the Rays is in center field. He frequently amazes with great plays, chasing down fly balls all around the major leagues. The biggest issue with his game is in how often he’s been on the field, as he’s frequently dealt with injuries. [...]

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Who's the May Defensive Player of the Month?

By Mark SimonPrior to 2019, Cody Bellinger had established himself as a good defensive player, showing himself to be capable at both first base and center field. But this season, Bellinger has shown himself to be a great defensive player. Bellinger is the Sports Info Solutions Defensive Player of the Month for May. He joins Lorenzo [...]

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The Dodgers' Dominant Defense

By Mark Simon The Dodgers are poised to not just dominate the NL West again, but to dominate all of baseball in defensive performance. The Dodgers lead MLB with 62 Defensive Runs Saved. The next-closest team entering Thursday is the Astros with 45. What’s impressive about the Dodgers is that they’ve done this after they let standout [...]

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Despite Yet Another Shifting Surge, Hitters Still Haven't Beaten It

In recent weeks, we’ve heard a couple of broadcasts mention that hitters are doing a better job against the shift. As well they should, because as the shift becomes more and more common—this year's prorated full-season total is nearly 10,000 more shifts on balls in play than last season, which was a record 34,000—hitters [...]

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