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College Football Playoff Preview

By JOHN SHIRLEYIt has been an unprecedented college football season, as teams and conferences have dealt with the coronavirus pandemic. But even in a year like no other, the teams at the top have remained mostly the same as the season turns to Friday's national semifinals.Clemson and Ohio State will face off in a rematch [...]

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2020 Year-End Awards

By MARK SIMONAs 2020 ends, it seems like an appropriate time to give out some statistically-driven baseball awards for the past year. These will round out the awards already given by the BBWAA in November.The Hard-Hitter AwardSports Info Solutions charts every batted ball as hard-, medium- or soft-hit, based on the ball's location and velocity. [...]

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Patrick Mahomes is the Clear MVP

Patrick Mahomes is the Clear MVP December 16, 2020 By SARAH THOMPSON With three weeks remaining in the NFL regular [...]

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2020 NPB & KBO Fielding Bible Awards

Sports Info Solutions decided to make the 2020 Fielding Bible Awards a global affair this year. Today we announce [...]

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The Intrigue of Andrelton Simmons

By MARK SIMON While we were awaiting the 2020 baseball season to begin, we took a fan vote to determine the best defensive player of the 21st century. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons was the winner. Simmons will enter the 2021 season within reach of a defensive milestone. He’s saved 191 runs, 11 shy of third baseman Adrián Beltré [...]

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Who Are the Most Worthy Candidates for the Baseball Hall of Fame?

By MARK SIMONUnlike last year when Derek Jeter was the featured candidate, this year’s ballot offers no certainties among likely Hall of Fame inductees.There are plenty of prominent holdover candidates, most notably Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Curt Schilling, but no newcomers whose ledger suggests Hall-of-Fame worthiness.In the 2019 Bill James Handbook, Bill James unveiled [...]

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​The Biggest Steal of the 2020 NBA Draft

By JAKE LOOSSIS recently announced an expansion into providing basketball data to NBA teams and media. Wednesday's NBA Draft marked our first foray into looking more closely at the sport.Evaluating a basketball player before they enter the NBA is very difficult. But we’re trying to make it a little easier.Over the last six months at [...]

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Who is The World's No. 1 Starting Pitcher?

The following is an excerpt from The 2021 Bill James Handbook. All stats are as of the end of the 2020 regular season. By Brian ReiffIn a world of ever-shortening attention spans, consistent performance at the highest level often gets overlooked. Everyone wants to know who the best player was today or this week or this month, or what [...]

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Who Hit The Ball Hard Most Often in 2020?

The following essay is part of The 2021 Bill James Handbook, available now at ACTASports.com. By BRIAN REIFF This is not a leaderboard of the best hitters in baseball. But it comes pretty close. Hitting the ball hard is almost certainly the best outcome that can come out of an at-bat, at least for the hitter. Hitting the [...]

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2020 Fielding Bible Awards Winners

Baseball Info Solutions (BIS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Fielding Bible Awards. This marks the 15th season that BIS has honored the best defensive players in MLB. The awards are voted on by a panel of experts. This year’s winners are: Position Name Team 1B Matt Olson Athletics 2B Kolten Wong Cardinals SS Javier Báez Cubs 3B Nolan Arenado Rockies LF Tyler O’Neill Cardinals CF Kevin Kiermaier Rays RF Mookie Betts Dodgers C Roberto Pérez Indians P Max Fried Braves Multi-Position Kiké Hernández Dodgers Matt Olson joins Albert Pujols [...]

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