Author Archives: Alex Vigderman

Some midseason updates to the Total Points calculation

By Alex Vigderman Over the course of the year, we occasionally find certain plays or players that highlight something that isn’t quite right in the Total Points System. Also, because there are so many data points to comb through, we sometimes wait a bit to include something because we aren’t sure what to do with […]

A Primer on Total Points, Our Total Value Stat for Football

An explanation of the stat that attempts to best assess football player value.

Cody Bellinger is Having a Plate Discipline Renaissance

Cody Bellinger’s numbers are amazing, and that goes beyond his Triple Crown stats.

March’s Most Interesting Team Was… the Marlins?

Why? Because of their significantly unusual shift usage vs the Rockies this past weekend.

On Nick Foles’ now-annual resurgence

The Eagles and their QB face a tough task — the Bears pass defense matches up well with them.

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. […]