College Baseball Profile: #22 Cal Poly Mustangs

This week we’re bringing you an in depth look at the 22nd ranked Cal Poly Mustangs. Coming off a road win at Santa Clara and a sweep of the Kansas State Wildcats, the Mustangs are looking like serious contenders this season in Division 1 college baseball. photo courtesy: gopoly.com Junior Matt Imhof will be the…

Opening week of NCAA baseball

Here are some final thoughts after the opening weekend of the NCAA baseball season and already we have some surprises and shakeups in the rankings. The rankings are as follows:   rankings courtesy of NCAA   The best performance of the week has to go to the Cal Poly Mustangs who decidedly swept the 22nd…

The stats of fanstats.

Fanstats has been up and running for 4 weeks now. After posting and gaining some familiarity with wordpress, it’s time to take some outside input so that fanstats can bring a better, more comprehensive message to it’s most important facet, you, the reader. To get better we will bring the blog to the general public,…

Why are stats so important in baseball?

Statistics seem to be more prevalent in baseball than in other sports. Sabermetrics or even the multitude of traditional statistics are more widely used in baseball than in soccer, football, or basketball. Where else do you see statisticians drooling over a player’s wins above replacement or measuring a player’s singular impact on the game the…

Twitter and Sports

Twitter has become a channel for the sports media to release up to the minute stories and inform you with the latest signings. Twitter was the first place where the news about the Hisanori Tanaka and Clayton Kershaw signings became public. Fanstats is no different from the rest of the sports media. The last post…