Due up in the first inning are three baseball pieces. The first of which contains a summary of the best posts in Exploring Baseball Data with R. The next two dig into how ghost runners in extras should be treated, and the greatness of the Rays start. Up next, Mario Lemieux was heroic in 92-93. Last is a shift toward the NFL draft next week, with a fun piece on college recruiting and PFF grades.
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This Week's Lineup
Review of Nine Years of Exploring Baseball Data with R
This site has been posting for nine years, and Jim shares a group of topics that he has found most interesting. Lots of good stuff in this site!
Should MLB Teams Be Bunting the Ghost Runner to Third in Extra Innings More Often?
Love this question. Away teams might need to reconsider their approach.
The Rays’ Dominance Goes Even Deeper Than Their 13-0 Start
Tampa Bay’s plus-4.5 runs per game differential is the best by a team that started 14-2 since the 1887 Detroit Wolverines.
How Mario Lemieux Beat Cancer — And Started A Comeback For The Ages
His 1992-1993 season was paused for radiation treatments, and he stormed back to win the scoring title in remarkable fashion.
How every five-star recruit in the 2020 class has graded so far in their college football career
Detailing how every five-star recruit in the 2020 class has graded so far in their college football career. Good to review before next week's draft.
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