If you read this site, then you probably read James Santelli's fantastic article over the summer: Pirates Defensive Shifts: The Hidden Secret Behind Baseball’s Best Team. The article was by far one of the most popular articles in site history, and for good reason. The insight and the breakdown of how the defensive shifts have been employed were fantastic, at a time when people were just starting to realize that the Pirates were using such a plan to improve their defensive results.
James' article has gotten bigger recognition than being just one of the most popular articles in site history. He has also been nominated for a SABR Research Award. His article is nominated in the "Contemporary Baseball Analysis" category, going up against articles from Beyond the Box Score, FanGraphs, Basebal...
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