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Better Than Who? Surprising NL Player Comparisons

Sportscasts focus on traditional stats: batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. These stats leave out a lot—things like positional context and defense.  Luckily, internet analysts can get a clearer picture by taking more into account.   Wins above replacement (WAR) ... (Continue reading)

Who’s Better: Andre Ethier or Matt Kemp?

It’s shaggy heart and soul versus close-cropped nerdy chic; power versus speed; defense versus hitting. Andre Ethier recorded his sixth walk-off hit, most in the majors, and 30th home run on Sept. 15.  Matt Kemp recorded his 90th RBI on Sept. 11 and ... (Continue reading)

Big Time Ethier & More MLB Notes

Andre 30(00)   Andre Ethier collected his 6th walk-off last night; the most in the majors.   The Dodgers outfielder has become a fantastic clutch hitter in the second half. With runners in scoring position in the second half, Ethier has hit .367/.441/.733—a real ... (Continue reading)