Three Interesting Statistical Themes of the Blue Jays’ 2015 Season
Oct06

Three Interesting Statistical Themes of the Blue Jays’ 2015 Season

(Title photo courtesy of Keith Allison, https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/) With a loss at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Blue Jays finished the season 93-69, well above pre-season and pre-August expectations, but also well short of their BaseRuns and Pythagorean records. It’s been a great season all around for the club that won the 2015 AL East. And with the season coming to a close and the postseason roster and...

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Chris Sale and a Different Way to Look at the AL Cy Young Race
Sep29

Chris Sale and a Different Way to Look at the AL Cy Young Race

(Title photo courtesy of Keith Allison, https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/) Awards voting is always a popular topic in September, as the teams out of contention pile up and the postseason nears. Baseball is a sport that lends itself to debates and when given formal opportunities to do so (Hall of Fame voting, comparing players of different eras, which records are unbreakable, seasonal awards, anything to do with scouting and...

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Fantasy Keeper Pitching Sleepers For 2016
Sep21

Fantasy Keeper Pitching Sleepers For 2016

(Title photo courtesy of Arturo Pardavila III, https://www.flickr.com/photos/apardavila/) On Friday, Nik published an article that included some good sleeper position players to target going forward. Here is its pitching counterpart. These are some pitchers who for some reason or another, either statistically- or scouting-based, I like at a level that far exceeds what is perceived to be their value. Many sleeper lists are a mix of hot...

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Fantasy Keeper Sleepers for 2016
Sep18

Fantasy Keeper Sleepers for 2016

It’s likely that your fantasy baseball season is over, but your league is still active. If you’re looking for offseason assets or potential keepers who could contribute in 2016, consider these names. 1B/OF – Clint Robinson Robinson is a target for thin rosters in deep leagues. He’ll carry duel eligibility at 1B and OF next year, which will be his age 31 season. Robinson has a .350 wOBA this year in 291 PA, with a normal looking BABIP...

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Blue Jays News & Notes | September 14
Sep14

Blue Jays News & Notes | September 14

(Title photo of Darwin Barney courtesy of Brian Woychuk, https://www.flickr.com/photos/woychuk/) I haven’t published anything for the past couple weeks because I’ve been busy transitioning back to school, and because I’ve been working on a long Pitchf/x-centred article on pitchers, the count and the strike zone. Much of the research has been done so I hope to publish that article soon. In the meantime, the Blue Jays...

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Explaining Marco Estrada
Sep06

Explaining Marco Estrada

When Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos acquired SP Marco Estrada from the Brewers this past offseason for 1B Adam Lind, the logic behind the move was fairly easy to see. The Jays needed arms, and they had an extra bat to use as currency. They made the deal and both sides have enjoyed success from their respective players. Lind is on pace to up just over 2 WAR for a team that is going nowhere while not paying him a ton, and Estrada is...

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