Evaluating the MLB All-Star Starters With STATS Advanced Heat Maps

Evaluating the MLB All-Star Starters With STATS Advanced Heat Maps

On the eve of the Midsummer Classic, STATS thought it was about time to take another look at our proprietary heat maps to find the most interesting trends among each league’s starters.  As a reminder, STATS Advanced Heat Maps are a little different than others for a few reasons. First, we assign a value for […]

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Analyzing the Anthony Davis-LeBron James Union and How AutoSTATS Fits into the Lakers-Pelicans Trade

Analyzing the Anthony Davis-LeBron James Union and How AutoSTATS Fits into the Lakers-Pelicans Trade

There’s a reason the NBA has a reputation for never having an offseason.   A few days after the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Championship, the Los Angeles Lakers stole the headlines by agreeing to a blockbuster trade for New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis that is expected to become official on July 6.   Despite the high premium paid by the Lakers, they now stand as 3-to-1 favorites to win the […]

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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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