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  1. Joey Votto's numbers suggest he can still provide superstar produ...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains why Joey Votto can be a superstar in 2015 and beyond, and why we shouldn't be surprised by this reality.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2015
  2. DBacks falling behind in analytics?

    Joe Kaiser

    According to a recent interview with Arizona's managing general partner Ken Kendrick, the Diamondbacks recognize that they aren't relying on analytics as much as many other teams around the league. And that can't sit well with fans of the team, w...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  3. Five offseason moves that will backfire

    Jim Bowden

    When a general manager makes a trade or a free-agent signing, he must always have significant justification for why the move was made. This could include: • Scouting reports • Advanced metrics and analytics • Medical repo...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  4. New York Yankees' 2014 infield could be worst in franchise histor...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan breaks down the New York Yankees infield for the 2014 season. Analytics show why this group might be among the worst in franchise history.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2014
  5. The stats I can't live without

    Keith Law

    Editor's note: On Tuesday, ESPN The Magazine released its Analytics Issue, with a cover story by Sam Miller about why baseball fans should embrace WAR (wins above replacement). We asked Keith Law to break down his "desert island stats," which ar...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  6. OBP and BABIP among the most important baseball statistics needed...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law explains the stats he leans on most when evaluating major leaguers.

    Blog | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  7. Alan Trammell, Barry Larkin deserve to be in the Hall of Fame - M...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating explains a new metric that can be helpful in evaluating Hall of Fame candidacies, and makes the case for why Alan Trammell and Barry Larkin should be inducted.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2012
  8. MLB - What stats to pay attention to in the MLB playoffs

    Peter Keating

    Want to understand the MLB playoffs? Peter Keating says you should junk situational stats. The best players in the postseason are typically the best players period.

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2010
  9. MLB - What separates Felix Hernandez from Yovani Gallardo.

    Peter Keating

    What do Yovani Gallardo and Cole Hamels have in common besides unfulfilled potential? According to Peter Keating, they don't throw enough strikes. More strikes means more of a chance to move into Cy Young territory next year.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2010
  10. MLB: Jim Thome, Albert Pujols and Adam Dunn are most likely next ...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating, boyhood fan of Tom Seaver's quest for 300 wins, looks at the next likely entrants into the 600- (and 700-) HR club. Some surprising names have a good percentage shot via the "Favorite Toy" metric, including -- yes -- Adam Dunn.

    Blog | Conversation | August 19, 2010
  11. The true measure of Usain Bolt's dominance

    Peter Keating

    Despite Usain Bolt's recent loss to Tyson Gay, Peter Keating says Bolt is so fast he's testing the bounds of human performance.

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2010
  12. Minnesota Twins' Francisco Liriano most egregious 2010 MLB All-St...

    Peter Keating

    Much was made of the few notable absences from the 2010 All-Star rosters. But there is no bigger snub than Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano, who has been the best in baseball when it comes to statistics pitchers can most control.

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2010
  13. Peter Keating: What MLB doesn't want you to know about injuries

    Peter Keating

    After years of MLB's attempts to hide injury info, Peter Keating's next-level statistics and analytics blog digs deep into that data to reveal when, who and why players get hurt.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2010