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 examines the case for the AL MVP, arguing that supporters of Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera both get it wrong, while the innovative stat called WPA provides the real answer.
Peter Keating explains in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine, that MLB teams don't truly understand why pitchers get injured. What's important isn't the pitch count, it's the number of pitches thrown while fatigued.
Peter Keating writes for ESPN The Magazine that a new study suggests choking is real. And for teams with a past history of coming up short in the clutch, their players are more likely to be overcome by the pressure.