John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

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

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

A Couple of Alternatives to ERA For years and years and years, and to this day, the standard stats to quote when talking about a player are home runs, RBI and batting average for hitters, and wins, losses and ERA for pitchers. Here are a couple of examples. From MLB.com’s Player of the Month section […]

April 30, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  One Comment

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Who are the Fielding Bible Award winners for 2009? THE 2009 FIELDING BIBLE AWARDS have been officially announced after one of the closest races in the history of the award centered around the keystone sack. Second basemen Aaron Hill, Dustin Pedroia and Chase Utley finished with 76, 76 and 73 points respectively, forcing a tie-breaking […]

November 2, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: awards, book, fielding, John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments