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  1. New metric reveals baseball's best power hitters - ESPN The Magaz...

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  2. Why clubhouse atmosphere is vital to pitchers' success - ESPN The...

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  3. Oakland A's GM Billy Beane found old trend that works like magic ...

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  4. Oakland A's GM Billy Beane found old trend that works like magic ...

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  5. Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson is a case study in MLB luck ...

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  6. Japanese players like Yu Darvish star in MLB but others fall shor...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes about a stathead who may have unlocked the mystery surrounding how Japanese baseball players fare in America.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  7. Baseball's stats revolution changed the sport but not its culture...

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2013
  8. Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays are masters at the art of the s...

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  9. 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
  10. MLB - New stat measures true Hall of Fame talent - ESPN The Magaz...

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2011
  11. MLB - New stats tell why teams like Houston Astros will rise to t...

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  12. Stadiums increase budgets, heighten security measures to protect ...

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2011
  13. ESPN The Magazine - Robinson Cano and Home Run Derby curse

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2011
  14. MLB: The unique skill of Tim Hudson and Ted Lilly

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating dissects batting average on balls in play, which is one of baseball's most misunderstood statistics.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2011
  15. MLB: Commissioner Bud Selig provides a rare one-on-one interview ...

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  16. MLB: Speed is nice, but players like Chris Snyder prove it can be...

    Peter Keating

    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.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2011