Author Archives: Mark Simon

New baseball podcast: Kevin Pillar talks about sliding, diving, and jumping catches

LISTEN HERE This week’s episode of the SIS Baseball Podcast highlights defensive excellence in the Bay Area. Senior research analyst Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) points out how well Chad Pinder has played recently, with help from Oakland Athletics coach Ryan Christenson (1:04). Then, Mark talks to San Francisco Giants outfielder Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4). They discuss the […]

New football podcast: Reviewing the Football Outsiders Almanac

A look at Expected Win Total projections for many teams & much more.

Stat of the Week: Who were July’s top defenders?

Hunter Renfroe and Chad Pinder led the way.

Why Padres may have preferred Hunter Renfroe to Franmil Reyes

Plate discipline and defense were probably important factors

How does Aaron Judge already have 10 Defensive Runs Saved?

The jury rules in favor of his performance.

New Football Podcast: Fantasy Preview 2019

Matt Manocherian and Corey March preview every position.

New podcast: Kirk Gibson and Dan Brooks

New episode talks about changing swings, measuring the grind of the season, a great baseball analytics conference + more