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Lewie Pollis

  • joined Jul 27, 2011
  • last login May 04, 2014
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Senior at Brown University. Spent summer as Baseball Analytics Intern for the Cleveland Indians.

I'm just a puppet who can see the strings.

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DIPS, Springsteen, and why offense is declining

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The run environment in baseball has been in free-fall over the last few years. Is the broadening acceptance of sabermetric ideas to blame?

How Much Does a Win Really Cost?

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It is commonly accepted that a win costs around $5 million on the free agent market. That's wrong. A win really costs around $7 million.

The SPRiNG Projections for 2013 MLB Standings

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What can the spring standings tell us about the upcoming season? Maybe more than you'd think.

The Next Next Next Jose Bautista

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A simple but intriguing methodology has correctly predicted baseball's biggest breakout star in three of the last four years. Who is this year's foolproof pick to take the game by storm?

2013 Team Preview: Cleveland Indians

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It's been quite an offseason for a team that's lived through a decade of disappointment, but outside of Cleveland there isn't a much optimism about this revamped Tribe ballclub. Do the Indians have what it takes to contend in 2013?

Secret ballots = Terrible votes

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There is no greater threat to Cooperstown's integrity than the BBWAA's use of secret ballots.

2013 BtBWAA Hall of Fame Vote: 8 Players Elected

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There's almost no chance that the BBWAA will have made the right choices when the 2013 Hall of Fame class is announced January 9. So we decided to have our own vote.

Dear BBWAA: Release Your Hall of Fame Ballots

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Whomever you pick, whomever you snub, whether you vote for anyone at all, voting for the Hall of Fame is a sacred responsibility to the game and all its fans. That means you should own up to your ballot.

2012 BtBWAA Awards: NL MVP: Buster Posey

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In the final installment of Beyond the Box Score's 2012 awards, we offer our picks for the National League's best overall players.

2012 BtBWAA Awards: AL MVP: Mike Trout

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In the tenth installment of Beyond the Box Score's 2012 awards, we offer our picks for the American League's best overall players.

2012 BtBWAA Awards: NL Cy Young: R.A. Dickey

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In the ninth installment of Beyond the Box Score's 2012 awards, we offer our picks for the National League's best pitchers.

2012 BtBWAA Awards: AL Cy Young

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In the eighth installment of Beyond the Box Score's 2012 awards, we offer our picks for the American League's best pitchers.

BtBWAA Awards: NL Rookie of the Year

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In the seventh installment of Beyond the Box Score's 2012 awards, we offer our picks for the National League's best rookies.

BtBWAA Awards: AL Rookie of the Year: Mike Trout

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In the sixth installment of Beyond the Box Score's 2012 awards, we offer our picks for the American League's best rookies.

2012 BtBWAA Awards: National League Gold Gloves

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In the fifth installment of Beyond the Box Score's 2012 awards, we offer our picks for the National League's best fielders at each position.

2012 BtBWAA Awards: American League Gold Gloves

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In the fourth installment of Beyond the Box Score's 2012 awards, we offer our picks for the American League's best fielders at each position.

BtBWAA Awards: National League Silver Sluggers

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In the third installment of Beyond the Box Score's 2012 awards, we offer our picks for the National League's best hitters at each position.

2012 BtBWAA Awards: AL Silver Sluggers

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In the second installment of Beyond the Box Score's 2012 awards, we offer our picks for the American League's best hitters of 2012 at each position.

BtBWAA Awards Executive of the Year: Billy Beane

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In the first installment of Beyond the Box Score's 2012 awards, we offer our picks for Major League Baseball's best executives in 2012.

The BtBWAA's 2012 NL All-Star Vote

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The fans have had their chance to pick the All-Star teams. What happens when a dozen statheads hold their own vote?

The BtBWAA's 2012 AL All-Star Vote

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We've spilled quite a bit of ink over the last year on how fans fill out their All-Star ballots (okay, it was mostly me), so we've decided to put our money where our collective mouth is. We...

What Stats Correlate Best With MLB All-Star Votes?

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Fans have countless stats to choose from as they consider their picks for the MLB All-Star Game. Which ones have the strongest relationships to how fans vote?

How Do Positional Stereotypes Affect All-Star Votes?

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Every position comes with a stereotype: First basemen have power, shortstops are fielders first, catchers bring team leadership. How do these archetypes affect fans' vote for the All-Star Game?

What Tools Do Fans Look For in MLB All-Star Voting?

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Everyone knows that the fans don't send the best players to the MLB All-Star Game. But what do they base their votes on?

What Hawk Harrelson's Rant Means for Instant Replay

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Hawk Harrelson grabbed headlines with his tirade against umpire Mark Wegner. But while most focused on what he said, the real significance of the story was that he felt the need to say it at all.

The Most Unpredictable Teams in Baseball

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We know what the consensus predictions are for the 2012 MLB season. But which teams' projections are the hardest to pin down?

The Projected 2012 MLB Standings (Based on Spring Training)

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Despite conventional wisdom, spring training numbers do tell us something about how the upcoming season will play out. What does the SPRING projection system say is in store for 2012?

Do Spring Training Records Matter?

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Everyone knows that spring training numbers shouldn't be taken at face value. But do they tell us anything about the upcoming season?

The Unequal Boost of Playoff Expansion

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The expansion of the MLB playoffs for 2012 and the realignment of the leagues in 2013 will dramatically reshape the postseason picture. But who benefits most from the new arrangements?

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