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Recent Game vs. Full Season Performance for Pitchers
A short research piece about the predictive significance of recent starts by pitchers.
Who Are The 2015 MVP Candidates?
Let us count the runs.
The Invisible Ace in the American League
Another pitcher underrated by traditional metrics, and the big issue facing baseball.
That Sure Was One Utley Career, Huh?
Let's cut to the "Chase" when evaluating his Hall of Fame chances
Willfulness At Work
A twenty-five-year-old book review, requested by many BJOL subscribers (well, two), with a little note about how it came to get written.
Cannon Arms in 2015
It's been a good year for throwing out runners.​
Offensive Efficiency from Consistency
The hidden advantage of the Royals' style offense.

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Starting Pitchers Short List

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Clayton Kershaw 626.1
2 Zack Greinke 585.5
3 David Price 571.5
4 Madison Bumgarner 568.7
5 Chris Sale 564.9
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