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The Evolution of Jace Peterson

The 2015 Braves aren’t supposed to be competing. Despite the insistence from the front office that this isn’t a rebuilding year, the number of young kids who were given roster spots at the beginning of the season told a different

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I Like Chris Withrow (And So Should You)

Yesterday, the Braves traded noted bad baseball player Alberto Callaspo and some spare parts for Atlanta heart-breaker Juan Uribe and RHP Chris Withrow. We don’t need to talk about who Uribe is. Sometimes he is sad.  Sometimes he makes me

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Batted Balls and Better Data Part II

Imagine a batter hits a long fly ball that’s destined for the right field seats only for the outfielder on the other team to clear the wall and rob him of his home run. In traditional stat sheets, this is

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Batted Balls and Better Data Part I

I’ve previously written about the fact that a batter’s results are a combination of both talent and randomness; therefore, using results alone offers a very incomplete view of a player’s performance. This season, we’ve finally been given access to a couple new data sources

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Regressed WAR 2015

Intro about what WAR is and how you can find a more in depth definition of it here. A player’s value is some combination of performance and randomness, or luck. Hitting a hard line drive is performance; hitting it into

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RIP are Dans that Past

Few things bring me as much joy as baseball players whose value surpasses their public perception. In the old FJM days, this was usually guys who were slow, lumbering, base clogging sluggers or three true outcomes guys who hit for

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What should the Hawks do with their draft pick?

Well the finals are now in the books and it’s time to look ahead towards the NBA draft. Let’s start with some FAQs about the Hawks Draft. When is the draft? June 26th What pick do the Hawks have? The

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