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John Dewan's Stat of the Week

The Marlins are Shifting Like Crazy

This offseason featured renewed discussion about banning the shift. That doesn't look like it will happen in the imminent future, though, and that's good news for MLB teams. Through the first week of the season, the league is once again on pace to shift more than it did the year before. And [...]

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Stat of the Week: Who Were The Top Overachieving & Underachieving Pitchers in 2018

Who Were the Overachieving & Underachieving Pitchers in 2018?March 26, 2019By Mark SimonWho were the overachievers and underachievers of the 2018 MLB season?It’s a question to consider for those evaluating their teams and conducting their fantasy drafts as the season begins. Though there are no guarantees that the numbers will even out and that the [...]

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Stat of the Week: Who Were the Top Overachievers & Underachievers in 2018?

By Mark Simon Who were the overachievers and underachievers of the 2018 [...]

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SABR Analytics Conference 2019 Recap

Hundreds of baseball industry types and statistically-inclined fans descended on Phoenix this past weekend for the 2019 SABR Analytics Conference. It was two-plus days of former players, analysts, industry professionals, and students discussing the state of analytics in the game and presenting new research to push the conversation forward. [...]

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Running on Bryce Harper's Arm

By Mark Simon One of the storylines to follow for new Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper this season will be how he fares defensively. Harper’s defense cost the Nationals 26 runs last season, tied with new teammate Rhys Hoskins for second-worst in the majors. Harper struggled defensively in both right field, where he’ll likely play for the [...]

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Bill James Player Projections Updated

With spring training underway, the most popular question in baseball is “How good is he going to be?” It can be applied to hitters, pitchers, stars, hidden gems, prospects, and just about anyone [...]

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The Rise Of Outfield Shifts

By Mark Simon This offseason there was a lot of talk about the possibility of banning infield shifts, though that has yet to happen. It should be noted that teams aren’t just getting creative with their infield positioning these days, they’re also doing unusual things with their outfield positioning. BIS defines an outfield shift as when the [...]

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Stat of the Week: How Good is Kyler Murray?

Last week’s Stat of the Week covered the SIS rankings and stats for the top players available in this year’s [...]

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Stat of the Week: NFL Draft Top Prospects

With the football season over, it's time to shift attention to the future and the upcoming NFL Draft. In recent years SIS has tracked NFL and FBS games in a [...]

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Stat of the Week: ​Previewing the Super Bowl Offenses

There are expectations that Super Bowl LIII between the Patriots and Rams will be a high-scoring contest. The Rams ranked second in the NFL in points scored during the regular season. The Patriots ranked fourth. With that in mind, here’s a look at keys to the offenses in this game for each team.Patriots offensive key: [...]

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