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Owning the Zone

Anyone that has watched baseball recently knows that runs have been at a premium in the past ten years. Major League Baseball games have shifted from slugfests in the 1990’s to an art where many teams are comfortable with scoring as little as three runs. This undoubtedly has something to do with the haze of steroids […]

The Value of Speed in Baseball

There are five tools scouts look at when evaluating a baseball player; speed, hitting, power, arm strength, and defense. Many of these tools can be partially evaluated through statistics; with immediate figures like batting average and slugging percentage available across all levels of baseball. Visually, it is usually immediately clear who the fastest runners on […]

All Quiet on the Western Front (For Now)

The NBA Playoffs are fast approaching with only a few games left on regular season schedules. Those few who have already solidified their place are on auto-pilot while a respectable few are also playing hard in the hope of building toward next season (Jazz, Wolves). Then there are the rest (Sixers, Knicks) who don’t seem […]


Jameis Winston: Behind The Numbers

Jameis Winston may be the most controversial prospect in this year’s NFL draft. After winning the Heisman award in his first year as starting quarterback at Florida State, he had to endure many self-inflicted controversies. There was the knuckle-headed “stealing” of crab legs from a local grocery store to the much more serious rape allegations.  […]


NBA Doppelgangers: A Look at Current Rosters and How They Compare All-Time

One of the main debates concerning the game of basketball and the NBA revolves around how teams compare to others in history. We often ask ourselves; has there been a team like the 90s Chicago Bulls? Showtime Lakers? Bird Celtics? Shaq-Kobe Lakers? These questions are all great thought experiments but ultimately very difficult to objectively […]

Clippers and Mavericks Top Most Expensive Thunder Tickets In February

At the start of the 2014-15 NBA season, everyone probably thought the Oklahoma City Thunder were dead in the water. Kevin Durant was set to miss up to a month with a broken foot, Russell Westbrook (hand) got hurt after just one game and the team was forced to deal with a litany of injuries […]

NBA Week 12 in Review: Halfway There

It’s the midway point in the NBA regular season, and by continually bisecting the rest of the season, we’ll eventually reach that finish line and make it to the playoffs. The Warriors are destroying everyone, the Hawks look like the best team in the east, the Cavaliers look like a real playoff team, and the […]

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All-Star Starters: 2015

With the all-star voting drawing to an end and the game itself around the corner, I thought I’d share my selections for the all-star ballot for the starters and the reasoning behind them. For some objective evidence, I’ve paired my own metric with ESPN’s RPM. My metric is still in the beta stages, but it’s […]

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NBA Week 11 in Review: Databall Blues

We’re deep into the NBA season and nearing the halfway mark for the regular season, as strange as that sounds. There are still a lot of unresolved storylines and surprises, however, even with all the tools we have available. The media’s focused on the circus in Cleveland and the condemned basketball empires in New York […]

NBA Week 10 in Review: the New Year

As everyone predicted, three of the four teams with the best defensive ratings are Portland, Houston, and Atlanta. The NBA can surprise and what we thought just a few months ago may have to be completely discarded. A year ago at this time the Pacers were 28-6, outscoring opponents by near 10 points a game […]

NBA Week 9 in Review: Late Christmas Gift

Christmas is to the NBA now as Thanksgiving is to football. It’s a time for high-profile match-ups and reunions, like LeBron meeting his former team. TV ratings powerhouses like the Lakers and Knicks are always there, irrespective of how good their teams are. But there were other storylines too to close out of the year, […]

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Another Look at Wiggins, Parker, LaVine and Antetokounmpo, 30 Games In

Recently, Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight assessed the state of the #1 overall pick, Andrew Wiggins. Statistically, Wiggins was viewed in comparison to other 19 year old rookies and how they fared after 30 games of play. This was a brilliant idea as comparable 19 year olds were ranked based off of box score averages, but […]


Is the Point Guard Position the Most Competitive in the NBA?

As an avid basketball fan and statistician, I immerse myself with all things basketball which includes watching and reading popular media such as Grantland, FiveThirtyEight, and (my favorite for the added comedic reasons) Inside the NBA. In the past few weeks, I have heard the claim from basketball analysts on these channels that the point […]

NBA Week 8 in Review: Tis the Season for Trades

We already have some movement in the league, from the small and curious Corey Brewer trade to Houston to the Rajon Rondo trade. A couple months in, teams know who they are and what weaknesses they have. The deluded ones dream about how good they could be if they removed problem X, while others try […]

The Rajon Rondo Trade: How Does He Fit in Dallas?

I feel as though I need to speak up against this trade because I’ve been one of Rajon Rondo’s strongest critics for a long time. For example, here’s an older article about how deceiving Rondo’s stats are given that Boston’s offense has usually been just fine without him. The most famous instance is 2013 where […]