Issue 57 July 29 2022 Welcome 57th issue! This week I can feel football getting closer, but we can wait for that onslaught just a bit longer. Lots of baseball today! I'm interested in sports data science opportunities next year, have an employer you recommend? Let's chat! This Week's Lineup The Longest MLB Postseason Droughts Not sure if there's a category for "Having two of the best players in the game but probably will still miss the playoffs, again," but the Angels would own it. Rooting for the M's! theanalyst.com The Dodgers’ Approach to Hitting Is Unlike Any Other The Dodgers aren’t merely missing out on down-the-middle pitches, they’re atrocious against them. fangraphs.com Optimal Pitching Locations Take target location to maximize your expected payoff in darts (think aiming at trip 20s, but you'd be wrong) and apply it to pitching. wordpress.com Who’s Boosted Their Hall Odds in 2022? Some thoughts and projections to chew on regarding the Hall of Fame chances of a dozen or so players. fangraphs.com The Most Cycles in a Season, Career, by a Team and More in MLB History Two shocking stats for me. 1) Career leaders are tied at 3. 2) The Pittsburgh Pirates have the most of any MLB franchise! theanalyst.com Weekly Unexpected Quote “In baseball, democracy shines its clearest. The only race that matters is the race to the bag. The creed is the rule book. And color, merely something to distinguish one team’s uniform from another’s.” Ernie Harwell 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.