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Dave Franks

2017’s Best Relief Pitchers

I may sound like a broken record but there are dozens of ways to evaluate a pitchers ability. I prefer using advanced metrics because, while the math may be biased towards a skill or set of skills it removes individual preferences (I stubbornly like Dennis Eckersely over Mariano […]

2017’s Best Hitters

I may sound like a broken record but there are dozens of ways to evaluate a hitters ability. I prefer using advanced metrics because, while the math may be biased towards a skill or set of skills it removes individual preferences (I stubbornly like Joe DiMaggio over Ted […]

1900s All-Decade Team

This is when the modern game, the one we know today consisting of the American and National League was born. It was 1901 when Ban Johnson made the AL a serious competitor of its big brother the NL. They quickly learned that not only was it better to […]

1910s All-Decade Team

This was a decade of small ball. Defined by low scoring games where a single run could win a game. Batting average and ERA’s were low and stolen bases and sacrifice bunts were common place. Today’s fan may not recognize or like this brand of ball. Some of […]

Sabermetrics 101: wOBA

We all know and agree not all hits are created equal. We can take this a step further and agree not all ways of getting on base are created equal. Since we all agree on this we can now agree while possessing value, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging, […]