Recently, we got a good idea of who the best front-four defenders were by ranking the top interior defensive linemen in the NFL. However, outside of Aaron Donald, most of the elite pass rushers come from the edge rush position, so this ranking the top edge rushers will give us a good idea of which teams will be the most effective at pressuring opposing quarterbacks. … Continue reading Ranking The Top 131 Edge Rushers From a Mathematical Perspective
Unfortunately, due to circumstances clearly out of our control, we can only hope that there will be an MLB season this year. However, it’s been confirmed that the MLB draft will still take place on June 10th, which is great news. It’s obviously harder to evaluate these prospects with limited data due to the COVID-19 shutdown, and the draft is only five rounds, but yet, … Continue reading 2020 MLB Draft: Top 120 Prospects
As the NFL has evolved into a dynamic passing league, the need for interior defensive linemen has gone down. However, if you can effectively rush the passer, interior defenders can definitely still make an impact, and overall, this is a rather deep position. Placing an emphasis on pass-rush ability, we’ll let the numbers dictate who the top players are at this position. Before we start, … Continue reading Ranking The Top 131 Interior Defensive Linemen From a Mathematical Perspective
“Baseball is only a game, a game of inches and a lot of luck,” said the great Bob Feller, a Hall of Fame pitcher cited as one of the top flamethrowers in MLB history. This quote came during World War II, as Feller missed three seasons of his prime to participate in it, and 80 years later, it’s fair to wonder if his claim is … Continue reading Study: Can an MLB Player Be Consistently Lucky/Unlucky?
After examining who the numbers thought were the top offensive tackles in the NFL, it’s time to do the same, but this time, on the interior. Although it’s a more replaceable position than offensive tackle, interior offensive linemen generate on average the same amount of Wins Above Replacement as tackles, per Pro Football Focus, and avoiding interior pressure is obviously critical- it’s paramount that teams avoid weak … Continue reading Ranking The Top 138 Interior Offensive Linemen From a Mathematical Perspective
We’ve ranked the top quarterbacks in the NFL, as well as his skill position players, but now, it’s time to focus on the players that protect those franchise players. It’s not as valuable as having a #1 receiver, but being at least average on the offensive line is critical- as we’ve seen with teams like the Browns, poor tackle play can really destroy a team’s … Continue reading Ranking The Top 105 Offensive Tackles From a Mathematical Perspective
After letting the numbers decide who the top 130 receivers in the NFL are, it’s time to do the same at the tight end position. For the most part, tight ends provide most of their value as a receiver, so the evaluation process is somewhat similar to that of wide receiver. Yet, tight ends have to at least be capable run blockers to be three-down … Continue reading Ranking The Top 83 Tight Ends From a Mathematical Perspective