Oct 262011
 
Phillies Draft: Projecting a High School Prospect's Potential Based On Age

Last week at Baseball Prospectus, Rany Jazayerli posted a great study about the age of high school hitters in the draft. The findings were remarkable. To briefly summarize, he showed that the youngest 20% of high school hitters (defined as 17.81 years old or younger at the time of the draft) in the draft typically [More…]

Oct 262011
 
BAM on Boxing: Local Rivalries: We Need Them!

Neighborhood rivalries once made Philadelphia a great fight town. Why can’t we return to those days? When junior middleweights Derek Ennis and Gabriel Rosado met July 30, 2010, at the Asylum Arena, it marked the last all-Philadelphia showdown in a major fight. Each fighter brought a strong fan base which added to the intensity of [More…]