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.
Peter Keating looks at the draft in the four major sports to determine where you find the best value in each of them. For most sports, that's right at the top of the draft, but that's not the case in the NFL.
When new coaches have success, they usually don't deserve all the credit thanks to a statistical law of gravity called "regressions to the mean." So fans shouldn't fall in love with the new clipboard holder until they see what he does over time.