Author Archives: alexvigderman

Stat of the Week: Minor League Defensive Runs Saved End-of-Season Roundup

When a promising position player gets called up from the minors, you almost never hear about his defensive prospects unless they are extreme in one direction or the other. At Baseball Info Solutions, we use Minor League Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) as a tool to expand fans’ knowledge of the defensive side of the game. […]

Hardest-Hitting Minor Leaguers According to Synthetic Statcast

Statcast is a really exciting product to have at our fingertips when analyzing players. It has given the public a whole new vocabulary with which we can talk about baseball. How many times did you hear the terms “spin rate,” “exit velocity,” or “launch angle” before a couple years ago? Now these terms are everywhere. […]

With Byron Buxton out again, let’s find his most statistically similar player

BY ALEX VIGDERMAN While on a rehab assignment for another injury this past weekend, Byron Buxton fouled a ball off his toe and suffered a hairline fracture, sidelining him again in what is quickly shaping up to be a lost season. We all love keeping track of the trials and tribulations of Buxton as a […]

Limiting damage, improved walk rate keying Phillies’ success

By ALEX VIGDERMAN At least through the first third of the year, 2018 is shaping up to be the Year of Philadelphia. The Eagles finally won the Super Bowl, the Villanova Wildcats (admittedly merely a Philly suburb) won their second National Championship in three years, and the 76ers seem to finally be rewarding their fans’ […]