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Jeff Samardzija is Still the Most Unlucky Pitcher in Baseball

This article is titled Jeff Samardzija is Still the Most Unlucky Pitcher in Baseball, but I am not sure that title captures just how unfortunate he has been thus far in 2017. 1,157 more words


LoMo Goin' Oppo

Despite his recent controversial claim that he was snubbed from the home run derby, nobody can deny that Logan Morrison is having a breakout season. Logan Morrison, or LoMo as Rays fans call him, has already surpassed his career high in home runs before the All-Star break by clobbering 24 long balls in just 82 games. 656 more words


Jeremy Giambi, Derek Jeter, and "The Flip." A Tale of Two Trajetories And How Baseball Was Changed Forever.

The most beautiful thing about the game of baseball is this: nearly any outcome is possible.  Anything can happen on any given play.

See, baseball has a certain soul to it.  6,132 more words

Billy Beane

Please, Play Miguel Sano at Third Base

One of the more subtle stories of the dawn of the statistical revolution in baseball was the case of Frank Thomas. Frank was a big slugger, but not exactly graceful in the field. 584 more words


In Defense of OPS

To the casual baseball fan the proliferation of sabermetric data and statistics in the sport may seem overwhelming and difficult to grasp; particularly with so many of these metrics getting bizarre notations like BABIP, wRAA, wRC+, and so on. 1,770 more words

Theo Epstein Considers Qualitative Aspects Beyond Sabermetrics

When avid baseball fanatic and data-driven statistician Bill James published his 1,008-page “Historical Baseball Abstract” in 1985, he initiated a cascade of events that would one day change the very landscape of professional baseball. 717 more words


Aaron Judge Is Having An Outrageous Year

When you ask anyone about how Aaron Judge is doing this year so far, they will all reply by saying he’s been anywhere between phenomenal, and the 2017 American League MVP. 581 more words