They say that a run prevented is as important as a run scored, and this checks out. In fact, based on the coefficient of determination (r^2) for the two variables, a run prevented has actually been more correlated with team success than a run scored. This has been labeled as the “run prevention era”, and just by that measure, this would appear to be the … Continue reading MLB Study: Rethinking How We Look At Team Defense
Something that is great about sports is how much of it can be quantified. We have plenty of metrics to evaluate players, and from there, can have a decent understanding of the value they provide for a team. However, the games aren’t just won the players; they need to be put in a position to succeed. In fact, given the importance of offensive and defensive … Continue reading NFL Study: Quantifying Offensive/Defensive Play-Calling
Once upon a time, quarterbacks were expected to be statues in the pocket. As the team’s signal-caller, your job was to simply pass the ball and execute a game plan. If you weren’t a pocket passer, there probably was a lot of momentum for you to move to a different position. This was a much simpler time of football analysis, but now, the game has … Continue reading NFL Deep Dive: How Important Is Mobility At The Quarterback Position?
Raise your hand if you have heard this recently: starting pitchers aren’t pitching as many innings as they once did. If your hand isn’t raised, you’re probably lying. Is is true that starting pitchers aren’t the workhorses they once were. Since 2015, the amount of innings thrown by starting pitchers has constantly decreased, which has led to several complaints from spectators. It is very common … Continue reading Examining MLB Pitcher Usage and The Value of Starting Pitchers
Building an MLB roster is anything but simple, to say the least. It would be very convenient if it was as easy as playing MLB The Show, but as we are well aware of, there are many complexities to roster construction. Not only do organizations need to have high-end talent, but they also need to have 26 quality big-leaguers, as well other players in the … Continue reading Stars or Depth? What is The Best Way To Build an MLB Roster?
The divisional round was one of the most hyped-up weekends of football in recent memory, and we were treated to some interesting games! The league’s best offense (Packers), as expected, was able to take down the league’s best defense (Rams). Then, in a matchup between two progressive organizations with young quarterbacks, the Bills flexed their roster depth with a primetime win over the Ravens at … Continue reading 2020-2021 NFL Conference Championship Game-By-Game Model Projections
The following mock draft is courtesy of prospect writer Mason McRae. With the college season nearly a month away, scouts have finished putting together their preference lists. For the next month, they will likely be focusing on the JUCO (junior college) side, as they’ve already had exhibition games against other teams, and with the season for them starting in less than two weeks, it’s the … Continue reading 2021 MLB Mock Draft 3.0
For the first time ever, we had six games in the wildcard round, and we were not disappointed! It all started with a down-to-the-wire matchup between the Colts and Bills. Then, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks suffered a massive letdown, which led right into a Tom Brady-Taylor Heinicke shootout! On Sunday, the Ravens got their revenge on the Titans and the Saints kept their hopes … Continue reading 2020-2021 NFL Divisional Round Game-By-Game Model Projections
In terms of strategy, no game has shifted more in the past decade than baseball. We’re well aware of the increase in strikeouts, pitchers not pitching a third time through the order, and other various ways the game has changed. However, in my opinion, there has been one change that hasn’t garnered enough attention: slowly but surely, baseball is becoming a position-less sport. Simply being … Continue reading MLB Deep Dive: Analyzing The Value of Defensive Versatility
It is finally here! The playoffs are upon us! Week 17 didn’t possess the same type of “pizazz” it normally does, as there weren’t any major shakeups in the playoff picture, but there were plenty of storylines to follow, and it was our last chance to watch the 18 teams who did not qualify for the playoffs. With that, let us examine my model’s projections … Continue reading 2020-21 NFL Wildcard Round Game-By-Game Model Projections