New podcast: Biomechanics and Analytics in College Baseball with Wake Forest’s Tom Walter

LISTEN HERE On this edition of the Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) welcomes baseball back. Hooray! He’s then joined by Wake Forest (@WakeBaseball) baseball coach Tom Walter (@WaltWFU), who explains how the school’s state-of-the-art pitching lab came to be (2:18), how information gets translated from the language of a PhD to the […]

Fielding Bible Volume V preview: The Twins defense

The Twins weren’t a great defensive team in 2019, but they have some positives in line for 2020.

New podcast: Royals GM Dayton Moore on analytics, leadership, breaking into baseball

On the state of the Royals rebuild, what an MLB manager should know about analytics, knowing whether shifts work, and much more.

Stat of the Week: The Fielding Bible All-Decade Team

Which players were best in the field from 2010 to 2019?

Stat of the Week: Walker, Rolen, Abreu & Hall of Fame Worthiness

By Mark Simon This year’s BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot is headlined by Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and understandably so, given his excellence in both the regular season and postseason, and his longevity. Jeter is a lock for election, perhaps even joining Mariano Rivera in receiving unanimous support. In the 2019 Bill James Handbook, Bill […]

New podcast: Nationals assistant GM, free agents and more awards

LISTEN HERE On this week’s edition of the Sports Info Solutions Baseball podcast, senior research analyst Mark Simon ( @MarkASimonSays) opens the show by talking about the defensive analytics concepts he hopes a manager would know (1:16). Mark then talks with Nationals assistant general manager for baseball research and development, Samuel Mondry-Cohen. They discuss Sam’s […]

Stat of the Week: Who does the public want elected to the Hall of Fame?

Where do Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens stand?

Bill James Handbook excerpt: The year in fathers and sons

In this excerpt from the Bill James Handbook, we look back at the year for the younger Biggio, Tatis, Guerrero, Yastrzemski, and Bichette.

Which ‘Modern Era’ candidates are Hall of Fame worthy?

Using a Bill James stat, we can ascertain that 4 players on the ballot have a very good Hall of Fame case

The Nationals are a different team (and outfield) defensively

Victor Robles and Juan Soto’s defense has been huge for the Nationals.