Steals, Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus, and Ignoring Position

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the findings of this FiveThirtyEight article praising the value of the steal in the evaluation of players (in the piece, a steal is even claimed to have the value equivalent of 9.1 points in terms of irreplaceability). The biggest question regarding the analysis appears to be this: … More Steals, Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus, and Ignoring Position

MLB Aging Curves

Header aging curve courtesy of beyondtheboxscore.com On November 22, 2013, GSABR members Preston Barclay, Kyle Franco, Camden Hu, Nik Oza, and Xavier Weisenreider competed in SABR President Vince Gennaro’s Diamond Dollars Case Competition against twelve other schools at NYU in New York City. The case involved the forecasting of the free agent contracts of catcher … More MLB Aging Curves

The Value of a Compensatory Draft Pick

On November 22, 2013, GSABR members Preston Barclay, Kyle Franco, Camden Hu, Nik Oza, and Xavier Weisenreider competed in SABR President Vince Gennaro’s Diamond Dollars Case Competition against twelve other schools at NYU in New York City. The case involved the forecasting of the free agent contracts of catcher Brian McCann and pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez … More The Value of a Compensatory Draft Pick

Premier League Spending and Success: Why David Moyes and Manchester United Form a Scary Combination

After 26 illustrious seasons in charge of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson is now officially the former coach of perhaps the most famous club in the world.  Fellow Scot David Moyes has quite a task in replacing the man who bossed United to 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles and 2 UEFA Champions League … More Premier League Spending and Success: Why David Moyes and Manchester United Form a Scary Combination