Author: Derek Blair

My name is Derek and I am the creator of Dingerball. I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. I received the 2018 Jack Kavanagh Research Award from the Society of American Baseball Research for previous work.
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Book Review: Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution by Brian Kenny explores new theories in baseball and what the future may hold for the game. Throughout the book, he uses analytics to support his strategies […]

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Book Review: Moneyball

I have decided to start a new column for Dingerball. This column will be consisting of various book reviews as you can probably indicate from the title. Obviously the books will only be baseball related […]

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Who is most prone for a sophomore slump?

Last season was filled with a great rookie class and truly a historic one. Shohei Ohtani made his major league debut and grabbed everyone’s attention as he was the first successful two way player the […]

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Predicting the future of Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw’s name has been in recent news with new reports of his throwing program being put on hold. With that news being paired with the fact that he’s currently thirty years old may be […]

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The remaking of CC Sabathia

As analytics have become increasingly impactful to the game of baseball, some players have put it to use. Many pitchers use analytics to prepare for starts and to decide how they plan on approaching hitters. […]

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The offseason that never was

The 2018-2019 offseason was more than a let down. This has been an offseason that fans have been looking forward to for several years, only to be bored by the lack of trades and free […]

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What to expect from Giancarlo Stanton in 2019

As Giancarlo Stanton started a new chapter of his career last season in New York, it wasn’t exactly smooth sailing. It looked promising in the beginning, only to take a steep drop. In Stanton’s first […]

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How Jameson Taillon can be even better

The Pittsburgh Pirate’s organization has had their ups and downs in recent years, highlighted by three straight playoff appearances starting in the 2013 season. However, after finishing with a loosing record in two of the […]

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First Post

First off, I would like to welcome you to Dingerball. A blog dedicated to publishing articles about baseball. Most of the articles that you read here will incorporate analytics and statistical measurements in an attempt […]