# Student Blogs

## The Biggest Surprise of the 2017 MLB Season so Far

Read what my student Greg considers the biggest surprise in the MLB for 2017 is so far.  Every year there are storylines between teams and players, and surprises that come out of the league. The biggest surprise so far in 2017 has been one in the name of Eric Thames. Thames is a 30-year-old left-handed …

## The Functions of a Student Manager for a Division One Basketball Team

A student in my Baseball and Statistics Course is also the student manager of Quinnipiac’s  Division One Men’s Basketball Team. Everyone who watches a Division One basketball game understands what the coach does, what the players do, and what the trainers do. Did you every wonder what a student manager of the team does? I …

## A Day at Mets Spring Training Plus Year Predictions

The blog below was written by my research assistant Alex Everett. Alex is a senior math major at Quinnipiac and has been doing Sabermetric research with me for about three years. Our latest research is involved with creating linear formulas for the MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL to predict a team’s winning percentage based on …

## What It Means To Be A Member Of A Team

What you will read below was written by my former student Kevin Faggella. Kevin was a math major at Quinnipiac University. Kevin later joined me in my sabermetric research. Kevin provided many helpful suggestions during the time I was writing my book: “Sandlot Stats; Learning Statistics with Baseball.” He was also the recipient of The …

## When the Phillies Won the World Series

This is the time of the year where all the baseball action turns from the players on the field to the players signing new contracts with different teams. At the end of the so called Hot Stove League I will present my thoughts on which teams were winners and which were losers in the signing …

## For the Love of the Yankees

My latest blog was written by Karli Regalbuto, a student in my Baseball andStatistics class at Quinnipiac University. Please enjoy reading how a young girl grew up with a love for the Yankees and how her love for the Yankees created a beautiful bond with her dad.  It was ninety-five degrees and humid outside. Stadium …

## The Girl That Could Play Baseball

This blog was written by Laura Grosso, a student in my Baseball and Statistics class at Quinnipiac University. Many baseball players have earned themselves nicknames from famous plays or characteristics. When I was younger I was never able to have a nickname, a name like Laura is not open for much variation. However, in my …

## A Week in St. Lucie with the Mets

Alex Everett is a junior math major at Quinnipiac University and doubles as my full-time research assistant. He also works as my teaching fellow tutoring my students in the evening. Yes, Alex wears several hats. Alex is also a diehard New York Mets fan. In the blog that follows Alex talks about his week this …

## The Return of “The Dark Knight”

Andrew Stengel is a student in my Baseball and Statistics course at Quinnipiac University. A few weeks ago he wrote a blog on Matt Harvey’s 2013 season which ended with Tommy John Surgery causing him to miss the entire 2014 season. After submitting his blog on Matt Harvey, the Mets announced Zack Wheeler will undergo …

## My Love for My Giants (by a student in my Baseball and Statistics Class

To say I love baseball is an understatement. To my family, baseball is so much more than a game, but our history. My grandfather tried out for the Giants, my Great Uncle Pete Castiglione played for the Cards and Pirates. My dad, his brother, sister, son, and I played. It is a family tradition to …