Baseball Stats Articles

One of my specialties is writing articles that use advanced baseball statistics (analytics) to make a larger point. Here are some examples.

The Phillies Defense Isn’t All Bad

The Phillies ranked 25th in the majors in Defensive Runs Saved during the regular season.

They are tied with the 2003 Yankees as the lowest-ranked teams to reach the World Series in the 20-year history of the stat. If they won the World Series, they would be the worst-ranked defensive team to do so in the DRS era. The only teams ranked 20th or worse to win are the 2003 Marlins (21st), the 2004 Red Sox (24th) and the 2009 Yankees (23rd).

When the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, they rank

Andrés Giménez Has Been A Dazzling Defender

Andrés Giménez’s first Good Fielding Play of the season came in the 8th inning of a tight game between the Guardians and Reds on April 12. I don’t have a video clip to show, so you’ll have to take my word for it.

Giménez didn’t even touch the ball on the play, a fly out to left field that turned into a double play when Kyle Farmer, who had been running to second on the pitch, got doubled off first base.

Giménez and shortstop Amed Rosario combined to deke out Farmer, with Giménez pretending to

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