Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Case for Brian Duensing, Starting Pitcher

by Sam Waters This post can also be seen on baseballanalytics.org here. Brian Duensing has seen action in the Twins’ starting rotation during parts of the last three seasons with moderate success, but this year he has worked exclusively out … Continue reading

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The Fall of Ubaldo Jimenez

by Sam Waters This post also appeared on baseballanalytics.com here. Let’s get right to the point- Ubaldo Jimenez has been terrible this year. Really, really terrible. Of course, May is usually a little too early to panic about any pitcher’s … Continue reading

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Why Any NFL GM Who Reads Bleacher Report Should Be Fired: A Response to “Why Any NFL GM Who Uses the Harvard NFL Pick Value Chart Should Be Fired”

In April, a writer for the Bleacher Report (BR) attempted to critique a new pick value chart for the NFL draft that I created and that HSAC published. There are many legitimate criticisms of my work in that article that … Continue reading

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Previewing the Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference Finals Matchup

by Andrew Mooney This post can also be seen on Boston.com here. On the surface, the matchup looks awfully familiar. The Celtics, the league’s best defensive team, meet the explosive Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs. But with a … Continue reading

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Equally Inaccurate: An Analysis of Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay’s Draft Rankings

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The Emergence of Edwin Jackson (Finally)

by Sam Waters This post can also been on baseballanalytics.org here. Edwin Jackson has had what some might call an up-and-down career to this point. At times tantalizing, at times infuriating, the right-hander has pitched for six different teams over … Continue reading

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The Reading Level of Sports Writing

by Ben Blatt The last time we played around with sportswriter analytics, we wondered if we could algorithmically determine the author of a column based on his favorite words (we could). For a followup, I decided to look at the … Continue reading

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