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John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Quality Start Revisited Back in October of 2004 I wrote a Stat of the Week article called “Is quality start really a quality stat?” I pointed out how a pitcher who has a quality start (6 innings or more with 3 earned runs allowed or less) wins about two-thirds of the time and that shows […]

June 8, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  One Comment

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Who’s Hot and Who’s Not? Want to know how “hot” or “cold” your favorite players or team are, and to what degree? Well, Bill James came up with a way to translate recent performance into a temperature. It’s a cool (or hot, should we say) system that provides added insight into to the notion of […]

May 28, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  One Comment

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Does it make sense to “waste” a pitch with an 0-2 count? When a pitcher starts a batter off with two consecutive strikes, he’s clearly ahead in the count and has a range of options available. He can take the efficient route, again throwing the pitch in the strike zone and forcing the hitter to […]

April 30, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments

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How Important is Hitting the Catcher’s Target? At Baseball Info Solutions, our video scouts recently began charting the catcher’s target before each pitch. This opens up many new avenues for analysis, but first we should examine the difference between pitches that hit the target and those that don’t. Considering all final pitches of each at […]

February 20, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments

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The Winner of the Cliff Lee Sweepstakes The wait is over: on Monday night, Cliff Lee agreed to a five-year contract with the Yankees Rangers Phillies. There’s good reason Lee was so highly coveted this offseason, as his 2010 season was one of the most masterful seasons in baseball history. In 212 innings, Lee struck […]

December 14, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, John Dewan, news, players, Stat of the Week, stats  One Comment

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MVP and Rookie of the Year – Who Should Have Won? Now that the Rookies of the Year and Most Valuable Players have been announced, which players were most deserving? Josh Hamilton won the American League MVP by a comfortable margin, but Total Runs (see below) and other analytical metrics depict a closer race. While […]

November 30, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: awards, fielding, John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments

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Gold Gloves as They Should Have Been Contrary to what some might think, I agree with most of the Gold Glove awards. However, there are a few that I take exception to. Let’s compare the Gold Glove winners to the Fielding Bible Awards voting. American League AL Catcher Gold Glove Winner: Joe Mauer Should Have […]

November 19, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: awards, fielding, John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments

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THE 2010 FIELDING BIBLE AWARDS have been officially announced after the first unanimous winner in the five-year history of the Fielding Bible Awards. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his fourth consecutive Fielding Bible Award with a perfect score of 100, 26 points ahead of second-place finisher Carlos Ruiz. Joining Molina as repeat winners are Ichiro […]

November 1, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: awards, book, fielding, John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments

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Who are the Favorites for the Fielding Bible and Gold Glove Awards (part 2)? Picking up where we left off last week, here’s a rundown of the best fielders at the remaining four positions: left field, center field, right field, and pitcher. (In the charts below, each player’s Defensive Runs Saved appears next to his […]

October 6, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  One Comment

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Who are the Favorites for the Fielding Bible and Gold Glove Awards? With a week left in the regular season, let’s take a look at the leading contenders for baseball’s post-season defensive awards using Defensive Runs Saved as the key measure. This week we look at infielders and catchers. Next week we’ll take a look […]

September 27, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: awards, John Dewan, players, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments