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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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User Blog

The Next Next Jose Bautista

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Three years in a row, the league's top breakout player has identified himself at the end of the previous season. Who will be the surprise star of 2012?

Did HoF founders want voters to watch?

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In discussions about Hall of Fame candidates like Jack Morris, writers often claim that watching them play is necessary for understanding how good they really were. But is that really what...

Do Coaches Shape Pitchers in Their Own Images?

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It makes intuitive sense that a pitching coach's own playing experience would affect how he mentors his staff. But does such an effect actually exist in baseball?

2012 Hall of Fame Vote: BBWAA Should End Secret Ballots

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Don't think the BBWAA's secret ballots matter? Writers who revealed their picks voted quite differently than voters who remained anonymous.

BtBWAA 2012 Hall of Fame Vote: Seven Players Headed for Cooperstown

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Before the official results come in, the BtBWAA unveils the results of its own 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame vote. Who deserves a place in Cooperstown?

BtBWAA Veterans Committee Elects Ron Santo to Hall of Fame

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In anticipation of the Veterans Committee's upcoming announcement, we in the BtBWAA held our own Hall of Fame vote. Spoiler alert: Ron Santo is in.

So How Did the BBWAA Do?

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The results are in and the winners of the BBWAA awards have been handed out. But did the voters make the right choices?

The Most Powerful Hitters in Baseball (The 2011 Power Factor Leaderboard)

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Who were the most powerful hitters in baseball this year? And, more importantly, how should that be measured?

BtBWAA Awards: NL MVP: Matt Kemp

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The BtBWAA awards results conclude with the unveiling of our NL MVP. Who will take home the NL's top honors?

BtBWAA Awards: AL MVP: Jose Bautista

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The BtBWAA awards continue with the unveiling of our AL MVP vote. Who takes home the AL's top honors?

BtBWAA Awards: NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay

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The BtBWAA end-of-season awards continue with the results of our NL Cy Young vote. How did the Roy Halladay vs. Clayton Kershaw debate play out?

BtBWAA Awards: AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander

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The BtBWAA awards continue with the results of our AL Cy Young vote. This one wasn't too controversial.

BtBWAA Awards: NL Rookie of the Year: Craig Kimbrel

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The BtBWAA awards continue with the results of our NL Rookie of the Year vote. Who were this year's best gumshoes?

BtBWAA Awards: AL Rookie of the Year: Michael Pineda

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The BtBWAA awards continue with the results of our AL Rookie of the Year vote. Who were this year's best n00bs?

BtBWAA Awards: MLB Executive of the Year: Alex Anthopoulos

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The BtBWAA has you covered for saber-slanted end-of-season awards. First up: MLB Executive of the Year.

Who Should You Root for in the Playoffs?

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Did your favorite MLB team miss the playoffs? Use this formula to figure out who you should root for this October.

Subjectivity Objectified: The 2011 Bias-Neutral MLB All-Stars (Part II)

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How much impact did bias have on the MLB All-Star vote? According to these numbers, the NL lineup would have looked quite different.

Subjectivity Objectified: The 2011 Bias-Neutral All-Stars (Part I)

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Everyone knows that the MLB All-Star vote is heavily influenced by fan biases. How would this year's results have looked if we took homerism out of the equation?

The Most Biased Fans in Baseball (Are Not Who You Think)

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Every year, the integrity of the MLB All-Star vote is compromised by the unabashed biases of the voters. But this year, the most overzealous fans weren't who you'd think.

Star Power: An Objective Framework for MLB All-Star Voting

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The All-Star vote gives us an unparalleled snapshot of the at-large MLB fanbase. What would the results look like if there weren't any biases involved?

The Case for Adaptive Defense (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Platoon)

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A baseball player's position is as much a part of his identity as his handedness. Is this the next great strategic inefficiency?

Who Are the Most Powerful Hitters in Baseball?

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There are tons of ways you can use to measure power, but the best way to do it is with a stat you've never heard of. Who does it say the most powerful hitters in baseball are?

How Many All-Star Votes Did MLB's Worst Players Get?

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Major League Baseball told the world how many All-Star votes the game's best players got this year, but not the totals for the lowest vote-getters. In this article, find out approximately how many...

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