STATS MLB Advanced Heat Maps: Cubs vs. Max Scherzer, Nationals vs. Cole Hamels

STATS MLB Advanced Heat Maps: Cubs vs. Max Scherzer, Nationals vs. Cole Hamels

Shortly before the 2018 MLB All-Star Game, STATS unveiled new advanced heat maps that differ from the usual heat map graphics that simply present data on balls put into play. STATS heat maps consider every pitch a hitter has seen this season to paint a more vivid picture of his strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, STATS […]

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Introducing STATS Advanced Heat Maps: Evaluating the 2018 MLB All-Star Game Starters

Introducing STATS Advanced Heat Maps: Evaluating the 2018 MLB All-Star Game Starters

Heat maps have been around the game of baseball for some time now. They’ve been used to summarize location for pitchers, and also to identify hot and cold zones for hitters. While the hitter-specific graphics can be enlightening, they usually don’t tell the whole story. Most of these graphics only contain data from pitches on […]

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STATS Predictive Data Brings Innovation to Sports Gambling Market

STATS Predictive Data Brings Innovation to Sports Gambling Market

The Supreme Court recently overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a federal law that banned sports gambling in nearly every state outside of Nevada. Leaving states to choose their own legal path in regards to sports wagering opens multiple doors within the sports industry, including sports media. The roughly $150 billion wagered illegally […]

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2018 NBA Summer League Poised to Set More Fan Engagement Records

2018 NBA Summer League Poised to Set More Fan Engagement Records

If there’s ever a question about the NBA’s popularity consistently growing among fans, just check the numbers. Television viewership rose 29 percent from the previous year, total attendance records were shattered, and social media videos racked up over 400 million views as Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell stormed into the league. We’ll get […]

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The Power of STATS PASS: Changing the Media’s Approach to Sports Analytics Research

The Power of STATS PASS: Changing the Media’s Approach to Sports Analytics Research

There was a time when sportswriters and broadcasters like NFL Hall of Fame expert John Clayton sifted through piles of almanacs and loose-leaf notes before digging into some long-form math in order to accurately identify a statistical trend. Crafting storylines with time-consuming research methods often required an undesirable amount of work and effort. Luckily for […]

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Intended Consequences: Pinpointing Location Tendencies With STATS Pitch Intent

Intended Consequences: Pinpointing Location Tendencies With STATS Pitch Intent

Aaron Nola recently provided a glimpse inside the mindset that has keyed his relatively rapid ascension from the seventh pick in the 2014 amateur draft to rising ace of the surprising Philadelphia Phillies. Earlier this month, the 24-year-old right-hander started a run of three straight starts in which he’s gone at least six innings while […]

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Liverpool v Liverpool, Roma v Roma

Liverpool v Liverpool, Roma v Roma

There’s plenty out there assessing Liverpool against Roma in the build up to the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie. We went at it a bit differently and assessed UCL Liverpool against Premier League Liverpool and UCL Roma against Serie A Roma to get a better idea of how two clubs whose domestic […]

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