Best Betts: Analyzing the 2018 AL MVP with STATS Advanced Metrics

Best Betts: Analyzing the 2018 AL MVP with STATS Advanced Metrics

Mookie Betts was the best player in Major League Baseball in 2018. The 26-year-old outfielder was an All-Star and earned a Gold Glove for the third-consecutive season, while notching his second Silver Slugger in three years. In short: It’s no surprise Betts won the AL MVP. Betts’ production aided the Boston Red Sox to a […]

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Know Your xRVAA: Analyzing the 2018 Cy Young Award Finalists Using STATS Advanced Analytics

Know Your xRVAA: Analyzing the 2018 Cy Young Award Finalists Using STATS Advanced Analytics

This year’s Cy Young finalists all have strong cases for the award, each delivering great performances throughout the year. But the winners should be determined by unique differentiators that are only detectable through advanced analytics. The American League leader in wins, Blake Snell (21), also posted a league-best 1.89 ERA. Justin Verlander struck out 290 […]

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STATS vs. Las Vegas: Finding the Most Value in Week 8

STATS vs. Las Vegas: Finding the Most Value in Week 8

The Carolina Panthers once were dubbed the Cardiac Cats during their first run to the Super Bowl in 2003. Twelve of their regular-season contests were decided by six points or fewer (including four overtime games) before the Panthers won a double-overtime Divisional Playoff matchup with the St. Louis Rams. Their championship dreams ended when Adam Vinatieri gave […]

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STATS vs. Las Vegas: Finding the Most Value in Week 6

STATS vs. Las Vegas: Finding the Most Value in Week 6

Buffalo defensive back Tre’Davious White lining up opposite Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins is only one reason STATS views the Bills-Texans matchup as presenting the most value of this week’s slate based on advanced analytics. A double-digit Las Vegas line in any NFL game is going to stand out. The wheels start turning about which way to […]

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From FitzMagic to Jameis: How Tampa Bay’s Quarterback Switch Affects the Bucs’ Fantasy Stars

From FitzMagic to Jameis: How Tampa Bay’s Quarterback Switch Affects the Bucs’ Fantasy Stars

Ryan Fitzpatrick had success in Jameis Winston’s absence throwing the deep ball. Now that Winston is back as the Buccaneers full-time starter, the value of Tampa Bay’s array of fantasy-relevant skill players could change given the differing tendencies of each quarterback. Remember “FitzMagic?” When a bushy-bearded journeyman took center stage and wooed onlookers with an […]

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Fantasy Flip-Flop: How Jared Goff Evolved into a Matchup-Proof Stud and Russell Wilson Became a Fantasy Liability

Fantasy Flip-Flop: How Jared Goff Evolved into a Matchup-Proof Stud and Russell Wilson Became a Fantasy Liability

Surrounding talent and a brilliant offensive scheme have helped Jared Goff satisfy fantasy owners with big numbers. It’s been quite the opposite for Russell Wilson, who’s gone from fantasy must-play to unreliable option due in large part to a struggling supporting cast. You might remember a time when Russell Wilson threw for nearly 4,000 yards […]

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