In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that some hitters just know how to crush the ball: Ruth. Maris. Bonds. Wily Mo Pena. But who has the most pure power of all? A new metric reveals the answer.
In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that baseball is full of cutting-edge stats that try to predict pitcher performance. But one centuries-old gauge is just as telling: the barometer.
In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that A's GM Billy Beane is at the forefront of another new trend in baseball -- which is actually an old trend in baseball. But it works, well, like magic.
In ESPN The Magazine's Bay Area Issue, Peter Keating writes that as the plight of Orioles closer Jim Johnson proves, sometimes teams are only as good as the luck of their players.
In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes about a stathead who may have unlocked the mystery surrounding how Japanese baseball players fare in America.
In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating profiles Eric Van, the former sabermetrician for the Boston Red Sox, and other mathematical minds like him. Although MLB is more inclined toward numbers, the anti-geek culture hasn't changed.
In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that the shift has become more popular than ever and hitters should take after David Ortiz's approach.
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.
In his column for ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating introduces a new metric he calls Wins Above All-Star Level, which measures true Hall of Fame talent.
In his column for ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes about how a new method called the Fruit Bowl can predict which sleepers teams will be surprise contenders in 2012.
In an article for ESPN The Magazine's 9/11 issue, Peter Keating asks if the new security measures stadiums have taken since 9/11 are making fans safer or just more afraid.
Robinson Cano could be the latest victim of the Home Run Derby curse ... maybe. Peter Keating explains why hot homer hitters often go cold after the all-star break.
Peter Keating dissects batting average on balls in play, which is one of baseball's most misunderstood statistics.
In a rare interview with ESPN The Magazine's Peter Keating, baseball commish Bud Selig praises the state of the game and even gives Pirates fans reason to believe.
A lot of emphasis is often placed upon speed, but as Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Snyder, perhaps the slowest professional athlete in history, proves, prowess on the basepaths can often be overrated.