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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 […]

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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.  […]

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The Myth of the Overpaid Player

With all of the negative publicity surrounding the National Football League in the past year, the sale of the Buffalo Bills went largely unnoticed. Fans and non-fans alike have been clamoring about the hefty salaries of NFL players, but megadeals like this can fly under the radar.  J.J. Watt was given a $100 million contract […]

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Offensive Introduction: The Revolution in Major League Baseball

As Analytics Game kicks off its coverage of Major League Baseball — and I write my first article for the site — I’ve decided the best use of this new platform is to introduce readers to the basics of the statistical movement now taking place in baseball front offices. This movement has been gaining steam […]

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