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  1. Don't bunt on Anthony Rendon

    Mark Simon

    Washington Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon has made the jump from impressive rookie to elite player in the span of a season. Rendon has fared very well in the basic stats -- a .285 batting average with 20 home runs and 80 RBIs. He ranks sixth a...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. Top stats to know: 2014 Nationals

    Mark Simon

    The Washington Nationals are NL East champions for the second time in three seasons. They clinched the division title with a win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. The Nationals have been the best team in the National League for much of ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  3. Top stats to know: 2014 Orioles win AL East

    Mark Simon

    The Baltimore Orioles clinched their first American League East title since the 1997 season by beating the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. The Orioles are in the postseason for the second time in three years following a run of losing seasons ...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
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  5. Royals run their way to a big win

    Mark Simon

    Teams fighting to make the postseason have to steal every win they can get at this time of year. The Kansas City Royals did that and then some in coming from three runs down to beat the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. It was an epic comebac...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  6. Justin Turner, Dodgers' secret weapon

    Mark Simon

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks like he's going to win an MVP award with one of the most epic seasons by a National League pitcher in recent memory. But when you consider who the Dodgers' most valuable position player is, there's an extremely un...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  7. The Jeet Sheet: Jeter career vs. Rays

    Mark Simon and Katie Sharp

    AP Photo/Bill KostrounThe swing that resulted in Derek Jeter's 3,000th career hit.All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. Here's a look at his career against the Tampa Bays, whom the Yank...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  8. Top stats to know: Yankees vs. Orioles

    Mark Simon & Justin Havens

    The Baltimore Orioles are closing in on clinching the American League East, while the New York Yankees are trying to make a run to reach the postseason. Those are the two primary storylines for the "Sunday Night Baseball" matchup on ESPN tonight. ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  9. 0.2 percent ... better than no chance at all

    Mark Simon

    Go to a site such as Numberfire.com and you'll see that the Mets current chances of making the playoffs sit at 0.2 percent. The miracle of all miracles -- a comeback from 5.5 games out of the second wild card with 16 to play -- may sound like an im...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  10. DeGrom standing right near best in game

    Mark Simon

    Though the Mets are only 5.5 games out of the second wild-card spot, their chances of making the playoffs, according to Numberfire, is estimated at 0.1 percent. But Jacob deGrom's chances of winning the NL Rookie of the Year are considerably better. ...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  11. Bills' Schmidt is ESPN's Punter of the Week

    Mike Rodak

    We knew that Colton Schmidt had a banner day punting for the Buffalo Bills in their 23-20 overtime win Sunday over the Chicago Bears. But according to ESPN research specialist Mark Simon, who picks a "punter of the week" each Tuesday, Schmidt was ...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  12. Flowers powers homers, rather than whiffs

    Mark Simon

    In a month's worth of games in which each defeat seemed worse than the last, the Oakland Athletics suffered one of their toughest losses of 2014, falling to the Chicago White Sox Monday in 12 innings. FlowersTyler Flowers hit the game-tying home...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  13. Geno Smith kept it short and sweet

    Mark Simon

    The first step for Geno Smith toward becoming an improved thrower for the New York Jets in 2014 is mastery of the short pass. Despite two turnovers (including a fumble deep in Oakland Raiders' territory) and a 32.3 Total QBR, Smith had a good day ...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  14. Top stats to know: Giants at Tigers

    Mark Simon

    Every game is vital to the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants as the two teams battle for playoff position on "Sunday Night Baseball" this evening. The Giants are currently nestled as the first wild card and still within striking distance of...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  15. The Jeet Sheet: Jeter vs. Royals

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    Getty Images/Al BelloA chance meeting between future teammates Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon, circa 1997.All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. Here's a look at his career against the Kan...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  16. Stats to know: King Felix wins again

    Mark Simon

    Four numerically-inclined thoughts on Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, who secured a big win for his team against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday afternoon: Felix Hernandez #34 SP Seattle Mariners 2014 STATS GM29 W1...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  17. Martinez fortunate, but results keep coming

    Mark Simon

    J.D. Martinez has consistently defied baseball statistical principles all season, and this latest hot streak is no different. Martinez hit the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning of a big win for the Detroit Tigers against the Cleveland Indians ...

    Blog | September 03, 2014