The Cleveland Indians’ pitching staff has been outright dominant since the All-Star break, but how much of it has been luck?
Both surface level analysis and underlying data suggests that Bradley Zimmer’s game transitions beautifully to the big league level.
So many mind-blowing LeBron James-based stats to choose from, but WFNY’s Jacob Rosen attempts to find his favorites.
A lethal scorer, WFNY looks at what has ailed Kyrie Irving through much of the NBA Playoffs.
While Tyler Naquin’s offense in 2017 remains a question mark, ESPN predicts him to be the worst defensive center fielder in all of baseball.
Kyrie Irving has seen a substantial jump in his assist rate. WFNY’s Jeff Nomina takes a look at why this has been the case.
Did you happen to catch Brandon Phillips’ comments about on-base percentage? If you didn’t catch the thought-provoking and forward-thinking musings of the current Red and former Tribe second baseman, he had a lot to say to USA TODAY. He took a Louisville Slugger to the advanced analytic establishment, and rightfully so, I might add! “I
Sports fans and their accompanying websites become so wrapped up in the day-to-day happenings, stories, games, goings-on, quips, statements, and logo changes, that they often lose track of the big picture. It’s easy to become so focused on the details and the minutiae of the sports life cycle that the global perspective becomes lost entirely —
To celebrate 2014, I’ve created five top-five lists for your enjoyment. I’ve had fun writing the While We’re Waiting editions on Thursdays this year. Who knows if I’ll do one on Christmas or New Year’s Day in the next two weeks … so I thought I’d commemorate some of the bests of the year in
It’s been one amazing ride for the Cleveland Indians over the past few weeks. Heck, as TD wrote late last week, they should the man story in town. In honor of Sunday’s 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners, here are six positive tweet-worthy statistics from this impressive stretch. I’d encourage you to share them on
Today marks the start of a new era: The Diff, where I’ll write lots and lots about sports stats. Kudos to friend and fantasy football semifinalist Marc Sugerman for coming up with the article name, a shoutout to the Q’s scoreboard. And thanks as always to Mike Brenkus for the design. For my first-ever edition
In case it hasn’t been clear yet, the WFNY writers email each other a lot. And I mean a lot. So on top of our two email-based roundtables already this week (post-Kelly rumors and post-Chudzinski hire), we bring you inside the famed Gmail inbox for a look at a Friday debate: This time, we’re talking
Taking a page from Rick’s book today, I’m here with some illustrious stats about the Cleveland Indians. These aren’t the prettiest, so you might want to spare your kids from seeing these. -51 – Indians’ run differential this season, sixth-worst in MLB. The team with the sixth-worst record is Houston at 32-43 (.427). 12-3 (.800)
If you forced me to guess, I would say that I’ve probably written more words about Justin Masterson than about any other human being on the face of the planet. Which is kind of weird for me to acknowledge, considering I’ve written a freaking master’s thesis and am, as Denny would say, “allegedly educated”. But
Just one season ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers were being defeated by the three-point shot on what appeared to be a nightly basis. Whether it were the Los Angeles Lakers or Minnesota Timberwolves, the opposition drained the long-range shot with ease as the Wine and Gold allowed a league-worst 41.1 three-point field goal percentage. Compiling their
While we continue to ponder the returns made on the CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee trades, Tribe ace Justin Masterson remains as the saving grace for what was otherwise a period of 20-cents-on-the-dollar-type deals. The ace who wasn’t quite such heading into this season has focused on his mechanics and coupled this with the faith
The Cleveland Indians put up a .248/.322/.378 line in 2010. Their .700 OPS ranked next to last in the American League, besting only the historically awful Seattle Mariners (.637). That’s not breaking news, I don’t think. The Indians offense was hurt by injuries and poor performance across the board. We scored only 646 runs last
Over the last three contests, the Cleveland Cavaliers have provided the highest average of fourth-quarter points in the entire NBA. Let that marinate for a minute. Without LeBron James, historically one of the best crunch-time players to ever play the game, the Cleveland Cavaliers are at the top of the league through said three-game time frame.
The best hitter on the Cleveland Indians not named Choo may only have one at-bat above the five-hole this season. After a weekend series where he went 6-for-11 with two home runs (one of which was a monster shot to left field) and four RBI, Matt LaPorta’s bat may finally be paying the dividends Mark Shapiro anticipated when
When the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds lock up for interleague play, it is supposed to be the “Battle of Ohio.” And while it’s always an entertaining subplot, the focus of many fans tends to turn to Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips – the former second-round selection whom the Indians traded for, only to ship