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  1. Contact rate hints at fantasy value

    Eric Karabell

    Many fantasy owners pay attention only to the offensive statistics that directly affect them, from home runs to stolen bases, but analytical folks look at far more items that matter, one of them being contact rate. When a hitter makes contact, good t...

    Blog | July 24, 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. Usefulness of early-season stats

    Tom Lasko, Special to ESPN.com

    Tom Lasko is filling in for Eric Karabell, who is on vacation this week. Baseball is a game of numbers, but a lot of the stats that you see can be misleading, especially early in the year. In a small enough sample size, almost any player can look...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  4. Fantasy Baseball - Arodys Vizcaino, Victor Black among top relief...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford identifies the top 10 relief pitcher prospects who could be in line for saves in the next few years.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  5. Surprising starts to believe, not believe

    Jim Bowden

    MLB teams have now played approximately 25 percent of their regular-season games, and as much as we'd like to think you can just multiply their wins or statistics by four to see how the season will play out, we all know better. We do have, though...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  6. Jose Abreu, Yordano Ventura among names mentioned in April review...

    Todd Zola

    Todd Zola compares the league-wide numbers in four categories -- home runs, stolen bases, ERA and pitcher strikeouts -- from this season to previous seasons, and calls attention to players who look better as a result of these trends.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  7. A record-setting day for pitchers

    Buster Olney

    There had never been a day in which at least eight different Major League Baseball starters each threw at least seven innings while allowing no more than three hits. Well, on Sunday, this happened a record 10 times. From ESPN Stats and Info, how h...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  8. More of the same for Moustakas?

    Joe Kaiser

    If there was ever an example to point to when it comes to whether Spring Training stats matter, Mike Moustakas might be it. To put it simply -- they don't. Just like last season, Kansas City's starting third baseman was as scorching hot as any h...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  9. Joe Mauer, Jacoby Ellsbury among players with best changes of sce...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at the 10 players whose stats will benefit the most from a change of scenery this year.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  10. Stats that matter for 2014 prospects

    Christopher Crawford

    If you're someone who follows the draft, you've likely heard the term "stat scouting" before, and you've probably heard it in a negative context. The thought being that if is someone looking at a player's results and assuming how good the player will...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  11. Jose Fernandez, Manny Machado among players with surprisingly hig...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down 10 players who likely will fail to live up to their statistical projections.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  12. Is Nick Franklin helping his trade value?

    Joe Kaiser

    They say Spring Training stats don't matter, and while that may very well be true, they might matter when it comes to Nick Franklin and his future. Franklin, one of Seattle's top hitting prospects over the last several years, lost his second base ...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  13. David Wright and Shin-Soo Choo among players with surprisingly ba...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down 10 players who will perform better than their statistical projections suggest.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  14. Projecting Keith Law's top 100 prospects - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at stat projections of Keith Law's top 100 prospects to see where the numbers agree (and disagree) with Law's rankings.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  15. Carlos Beltran among players likely to decline in 2014 - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski predicts which players are most likely to see their stats fall off significantly in 2014, starting with Carlos Beltran.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  16. FAs who are better than their stats

    Jim Bowden

    The Boston Red Sox successfully attacked the free-agent market last winter, signing several players to contracts whose value extended beyond their statistics, including outfielder Shane Victorino, first baseman Mike Napoli and shortstop Stephen Drew....

    Blog | November 15, 2013