2019 NBA Summer League Expected to Set More Fan Engagement Records

2019 NBA Summer League Expected to Set More Fan Engagement Records

The 2018-19 season concluded only a couple weeks ago, but fans are already eager to take in the 15th annual NBA Summer League in Las Vegas – an event that will include most of the highly touted draftees analysts believe will take the league by storm.  Names like Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett […]

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STATS Pitch-Type Awards for May

STATS Pitch-Type Awards for May

As we announced about this time a month ago, STATS is going to choose which pitchers have had the best specific pitch in every common pitch type category for the month. However, the winners from the previous month – March/April in this case – are disqualified. This time around, STATS will highlight the hurlers that […]

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Explaining Pitch Intent Data: The Revolutionary Way of Evaluating Command

Explaining Pitch Intent Data: The Revolutionary Way of Evaluating Command

Elite pitchers usually have two things in common: great pitches and the ability to command those great pitches. With better technology and understanding, the baseball community has gotten much better at determining what makes pitches great. However, our ability to measure command has not evolved in the same way. Why? Well, in order to understand […]

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Analyzing Golden State With and Without Kevin Durant

Analyzing Golden State With and Without Kevin Durant

The 2019 NBA finals between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors is ready to begin, but it will start without Kevin Durant. Durant has officially been ruled out of Game 1 in Toronto, and if the reports about his current basketball activity level (or lack thereof) are true, he is likely out for more […]

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Five of 2019’s Breakout Hitters

Five of 2019’s Breakout Hitters

Somehow we are already over a quarter of the way through 2019 MLB season. With some statistics starting to normalize a bit, we at STATS wanted to take a look at which hitters are having a breakout season so far this spring. To do this, we combined some of our proprietary hitting statistics and our […]

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STATS MLB DFS Projections, May 21: Rangers, Assemble!

STATS MLB DFS Projections, May 21: Rangers, Assemble!

Tonight features a full slate of games with all 30 teams in action. Using STATS’ daily projections alongside the salaries of each player on the respective contest site, this article will pinpoint the top projected players of each position on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Pitcher Chris Archer ($8,000 DraftKings / $7,100 FanDuel), Jose Quintana ($7,900 […]

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Analyzing the Conference Semifinals Lineups

Analyzing the Conference Semifinals Lineups

Playoff basketball presents a whole different challenge from the regular season. Players’ weaknesses are exposed, rotations are shortened and teams often have to search for new lineup combinations based on their specific matchup in a series.

Through four or five games of a series, most coaches have used all almost all of the lineup tricks and personnel adjustments that they have at their disposal. Using STATS’ proprietary lineup data, we analyzed the various lineups each team has used for at least ten possessions against their opponent so far in the conference semifinals and have come up with one key takeaway or suggestion based on that analysis.

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STATS MLB DFS Projections, May 7: Syndergaard a Lock Against San Diego

STATS MLB DFS Projections, May 7: Syndergaard a Lock Against San Diego

It is early in the season, but some pitchers deserve some recognition for their performance so far this spring. Of course, there are a number of different factors worth analyzing that contribute to a pitcher’s success like usage, scouting, the frequency and combination of certain pitches, etc. For this article, we chose to focus on which pitchers have had the best pitch in each specific pitch-type category through the first full month-and-change (we included those few days in March) of the 2019 season.

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