Issue 44 April 15 2022 Welcome 44th Issue Shorter recap this week. 90 holes golfed since Sunday and tight on time. This Week's Lineup Clayton Kershaw’s Foiled Perfect Game Was pulling him the right call? Is this a trend? fangraphs.com Will MLB's Best Players Actually Win Games This Year? 2021 was the first season ever in which none of the MVP finalists in either league played in the playoffs, even with a 10-team field. fivethirtyeight.com The Game Slows Down In The NBA Playoffs. Should Memphis Be Worried? Average seconds per possession increase in the playoffs, and transition frequency drops. fivethirtyeight.com The Four Biggest Tactical Trends in the NWSL Data-driven review of four trends emerging in the National Women's Soccer League. americansocceranalysis.com 2022 WAR Update and New Retrosheet Data New data for Negro League players, Defensive Runs Saved changes, 2020 Park Factors, and a few more tidbits. sports-reference.com Weekly Unexpected Quote “Swing hard in case you hit it” Lee Travino Please Forward Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here >> Unexpected Points Added is curated and maintained by Patrick Hayes. Send me an email with your feedback or question, I respond to every single one.