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  1. Life as a player for the Oakland 'Mathletics'

    Sean Doolittle, Special to Insider

    Baseball is a game of numbers, and we at the Oakland Athletics keep track of everything. From the number of hits in a given number of at-bats to the number of runs allowed to the number of stolen bases, there are numbers for evaluating every aspect o...

    Blog | August 12, 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. Edmonton Oilers use crowdsourcing to find new metric - ESPN The M...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Peter Keating writes about how one of the worst teams in the NHL crowdsourced its fans to discover a true measure of quality coaching.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014
  4. Edmonton Oilers use crowdsourcing to find new metric - ESPN The M...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Peter Keating writes about how one of the worst teams in the NHL crowdsourced its fans to discover a true measure of quality coaching.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014
  5. Josh Donaldson put up one of unlikeliest MVP-caliber seasons ever...

    Dan Szymborski

    Josh Donaldson put up one of the unlikeliest MVP-caliber seasons ever, and his future is bright. Dan Szymborski explains why the A's third baseman isn't a fluke.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  6. 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
  7. MLB - Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander show how the MVP and C...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski shows how MVP and Cy Young voters have become more statistically inclined over the years.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  8. Simple stats to evaluate teams, players

    Jim Bowden

    Most Major League Baseball teams have their own statistical systems that blend complex formulas, algorithms, sabermetrics and old-school statistics. Several clubs are also in the process of inventing complex GPS-driven fielding statistics that will ...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  9. 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
  10. MLB: Disputing sabermetricians who say pitchers' wins aren't ever...

    Steve Wulf

    Sabermetricians will tell you that when it comes to pitchers, winning isn't everything. Easy for them to say, writes Steve Wulf, editor in chief of ESPN Books.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  11. NHL - ESPN The Magazine - Advanced stats are coming to the ice

    Peter Keating

    New ways of measuring the game of hockey are slowly gaining steam thanks to advanced metrics.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  12. ESPN The Magazine's Rules Issue: Why NHL shootouts are random

    Peter Keating

    There is no doubt that shootouts are exciting. Too bad they're also fundamentally flawed.

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2010
  13. Keith Law: Starting pitchers only responsible for piece of the 'P...

    Keith Law

    Why is the "win" statistic outdated and useless in evaluating a starting pitcher? Check out "The Pie of Responsibility."

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2010
  14. ESPN The Magazine: Using analytics to guide NFL coaches

    Peter Keating

    Dear NFL coaches. Need an edge? ESPN The Magazine's Peter Keating demonstrates how knowing the numbers leads to improved play calling.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2010
  15. Peter Keating: The post-World Cup evolution of soccer metrics

    Peter Keating

    Advanced metrics have often been unwieldy when it comes to the soccer pitch. But after this World Cup, Peter Keating has found several that appear to correlate well with soccer success.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2010
  16. Minnesota Twins' Francisco Liriano most egregious 2010 MLB All-St...

    Peter Keating

    Much was made of the few notable absences from the 2010 All-Star rosters. But there is no bigger snub than Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano, who has been the best in baseball when it comes to statistics pitchers can most control.

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2010