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Kevin Dame is a writer and visual designer who brings sports information to life in new and meaningful ways. His work, which has been featured on Fast Company and The Hardball Times, can also be found at visualbaseball.wordpress.com. A lifelong Red Sox fan, Kevin currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. He welcomes your comments, questions and suggestions.

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Who Mattered In Game 6?

Today's Visual Box Score recaps Thursday night's Game 6 win for the Cardinals, highlighting the players who most affected the game's outcome. The sizes of the players' names represent each player's contribution to win expectancy, with white indicating positive contribution and red indicating negative contribution. Click on the images for a closer look!

Who's Stepping up in October?

Octobometer shines a spotlight on post-season performance. In this visual we examine the Rangers and Cardinals lineups, comparing regular season and post-season OPS. David Freese and Albert Pujols have come up huge for the Cardinals, while Michael Young and Josh Hamilton have disappointed. Click on the image for a closer look!

C.J.'s Stuff

Here's a visual called Paintomatic. It shows CJ Wilson's repertoire of pitches, with circle size indicating how often he throws the pitch and color indicating how effective the pitch is. The big dollop of red gives you a sense of what hitters will see tonight - a heavy dose of filthy fastballs. Click on the image for a closer look!

Game 3 In Graphic Detail

Today's Visual Box Score recaps Saturday night's Game 3 win for the Cardinals, highlighting the game's heroes and goats in graphic (and sometimes gory) detail. The sizes of the players' names represent each player's contribution to win expectancy, with white indicating positive contribution and red indicating negative contribution. Click on the images for a closer look!

World Series Game 3: Battle Of The No. 3 Starters

Let's use PlayerShaper to compare tonight's Game 3 starters. For pitchers, PlayerShaper looks at innings per start, walks allowed, strikeouts, and ground-ball percentage. PlayerShaper highlights control as Kyle Lohse's strength, while Matt Harrison thrives by generating ground ball outs. Click on the image for a closer look!

Who Has The Edge In The World Series?

Head2Head explores a series matchup by visualizing both teams' strengths and weaknesses across all facets of the game. Click below for a closer look!

Jackson vs. Marcum

Here's a visual called Paintomatic. It shows a pitcher's repertoire of pitches, with circle size indicating how often he throws the pitch and color indicating how effective the pitch is. Click on the image for a closer look!

Tigers vs. Rangers - Mound To Mound

Rankometer evaluates a team's pitching staff (its 5 best starters and 3 best relievers) relative to the rest of the league. Starting on the left, you'll see each team's best starter, ranked from best to worst. The next column does the same for each team's second best starter, and so on through the rotation and bullpen. Click on the images for a closer look!

Greinke vs. Garcia: Who Shapes Up Better?

Let's use PlayerShaper to compare tonight's Game 5 starters. For pitchers, PlayerShaper looks at innings per start, walks allowed, strikeouts, and ground ball percentage. Click on the image for a closer look!

How Close Are The Rangers To Winning The ALCS?

What are the Rangers' chances of returning to the World Series? On the heels of last night's win, they're on the brink. Here's a way to quantify what that "brink" really means, based on historical postseason data. Click on the image for a closer look!

Chris Carpenter's Repertoire, Visually

Here's a visual called Paintomatic. It shows a pitcher's repertoire of pitches, with circle size indicating how often he throws the pitch and color indicating how effective the pitch is. Click on the image for a closer look!

InfoGraphic: Rangers Slam Tigers

Today's Visual Box Score recaps Monday's Game 2 win for the Rangers, highlighting the game's heroes (and goats). The sizes of the players' names represent each player's contribution to win expectancy, with white indicating positive contribution and red indicating negative contribution. Click on the images for a closer look!

Albert vs. Prince

PlayerShaper looks at a player's strengths across 4 key areas and measures those strengths relative to the rest of the league. For hitters, PlayerShaper looks at on base percentage, power, speed, and defense. Click on the image for a closer look!

Comparing Brewers And Cardinals Pitching

Rankometer evaluates a team's pitching staff (its 5 best starters and 3 best relievers) relative to the rest of the league. Starting on the left, you'll see each team's best starter, ranked from best to worst. The next column does the same for each team's second best starter, and so on through the rotation and bullpen. Click on the images for a closer look!

How The Tigers And Rangers Stack Up

Head2Head explores a series matchup by visualizing both teams' strengths and weaknesses across all facets of the game. Click below for a closer look!

Tigers Edge Yankees, InfoGraphically

Visual Box Score recaps last night's Tigers win and highlights the game's heroes (and goats). Font size of player names represents each player's contribution to win expectancy, with white indicating positive contribution and red indicating negative contribution. Click on the images for a closer look!

Fister vs. Nova - It's On!

You've seen PlayerShaper for hitters, now let's use it to look at the two pitchers facing off in tonight's decisive Game 5. For pitchers, PlayerShaper looks at innings per start, walks allowed, strikeouts, and ground ball percentage. Click on the image for a closer look!

Saunders vs. Wolf

Here's a visual called Paintomatic. It shows a pitcher's repertoire of pitches, with circle size indicating how often he throws the pitch and color indicating how effective the pitch is. Click on the image for a closer look!

PlayerShaper and Ryan Braun

PlayerShaper looks at a player's strengths across 4 key areas and measures those strengths relative to the rest of the league. For hitters, PlayerShaper looks at on base percentage, power, speed, and defense. Click on the image for a closer look!

Rating the Phillies Pitching Staff

Rankometer evaluates a team's pitching staff (its 5 best starters and 3 best relievers) relative to the rest of the league. Starting on the left, you'll see each team's best starter, ranked from best to worst. The next column does the same for each team's second best starter, and so on through the rotation and bullpen. Click on the image for a closer look!

Rays Rangers Head to Head

Head2Head explores a series matchup by visualizing both teams' strengths and weaknesses across all facets of the game. Click below for a closer look!

The Tigers' Path to the Postseason

Here's something called AfterGlow which visualizes a team's journey during the past 6 seasons, plotting the team's MLB rank in runs scored and runs allowed. Click to see more!

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