John Pudner

John Pudner

John Pudner wrote his first statistical analysis for the New York Post more than 20 years ago, ranking pitchers on opposite Sundays from when Bill James ranked batters, and he was named as the top sports news writer in his newspaper class in Virginia by the Virginia Press Association. 

Since then he has run more than 200 political campaigns for candidates or ballot issues while continuing to write statistical analysis for sports and developing a database of thousands of basketball players at www.valueaddbasketball.com and writing for www.crackedsidewalks.com. He met with and advised several NBA teams to advice on the future performance of potential draft picks this year. His work for the Alabama Farmers Federation in 2010 included helping to coordinating door-to-door efforts that reached the homes of 170,000 voters, and his more recent statistical work was featured by CNN/Sports Illustrated.


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Fox Sports 1 Features UFC in Saturday Launch

Fox Sports 1 launches Saturday in the midst of ESPN hiring liberal commentators, while blogs such as www.coldhardfootballfacts.com have to defend the very existence of college football. In response, Fox Sports 1 kicks off Saturday at 6 a.m. EDT with a college football program and uses its first prime time to showcase the brutally competitive Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which averaged 3.4 million viewers for network broadcasts last year. Aug 15, 2013 6:50 AM PT

Dodgers Rally for Undefeated Homestand After Pro-Immigration Reform Caravan Starts at Chavez Ravine

After being the launching location for a rally to make illegal immigrants citizens on Wednesday morning, Dodger Stadium was once again the stage for the best duo in baseball. The Dodgers spotted the Mets four runs, but when you have two .360 hitters in your line-up in Hanley Ramirez and the dazzling Yasiel Puig, that is no problem, as the Dodgers won for the 40th time in 48 games. Aug 15, 2013 1:37 AM PT

Gamblers Outspending NCAA 200-to-1 for Lobbying

The NCAA has spent $70,000 for lobbying the first half of this year focused on “gambling issues and issues related to wireless microphones,” according to Politico’s Byron Tau. The NCAA lobbies against gambling on college athletics to prevent cases such as the indictment of Auburn's Varez Ward (pictured) for point shaving, but at that rate, they are being outspent more than 200-to-1 by the gambling industry based on figures at Open Secrets. Aug 13, 2013 1:10 PM PT

Dodgers Unaware of Pro-Immigration Reform Caravan 'from... Dodger Stadium'

Supporters of citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants may hope to ride the popularity of the surging Los Angeles Dodgers when they gather outside Dodger Stadium Wednesday morning to kick off a caravan, but the executive offices at Dodger Stadium told Breitbart Sports on Monday they were unaware of the rally. Aug 12, 2013 10:00 AM PT

Rivera Blows Third Straight Save, A-Rod Shines in Yankees Win

It all seemed backward in Yankee Stadium Sunday as Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run of the year off former MVP Justin Verlander, who is ranked as just the 52nd best pitcher in the latest Value Add Ratings. Victor Martinez hit just his 10th homer to give Mariano Rivera his third straight blown save, then lead-off hitter Brett Gardner broke an 0 for 4 night by hitting his eighth homer off the Tigers Jose Veras (19 Saves, 2.70 ERA). Aug 11, 2013 8:07 PM PT

3-Day Alphabetical Scoreboard: Dodgers, Nats, Rangers, Rockies Sweep

The 3-day Alphabetical Scoreboard below shows the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday to become one of four teams to sweep their series this weekend (Nationals over Phillies, Rangers over Astros and Rockies over Pirates the others). As documented in "Last Place Marlins End Braves 14-Game Winning Streak," there is no better than a 36.2% chance sweeping a three-game series. Aug 11, 2013 6:29 PM PT

Olympics Asked to Add Pole Dancing

Last year I was told, "You need a party bus to get people to the School Choice rally." My response was, "Please tell me you are not talking about a bus with a pole in it." Now people want dancers, not just pole vaulters, to have poles at the Olympics. Aug 11, 2013 10:42 AM PT

Last Place Marlins End Braves 14-Game Winning Streak

The Braves' Jordan Walden's pitch broke sharply under the glove of catcher Evan Gattis in the ninth inning, letting Adeiny Hechavarria race home to give the last place Marlins a 1-0 win to end the Braves 14-game winning streak. Aug 11, 2013 9:57 AM PT

Exclusive Value Add Top 100 Pitchers

Thursday and Friday Detroit and Arizona picked up their identical 19th win in 23 starts for Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin, respectively. Meanwhile the Los Angeles Dodgers have provided much less support while winning just 13 of 24 with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. Those three lead the 100 Most Valuable Pitchers in the Majors as listed below. Aug 10, 2013 6:36 AM PT

Cultural Implications of Not Measuring Success

Criticism of statistical systems like Value Add Baseball fall into categories of those who; 1, benefit from subjective alternatives, 2, do not want their established statistical approach replaced, and 3, do not like measures of success or winning. Here is a breakdown of the three types of criticisms and the cultural implications of taking away the scoreboard to no longer encourage winning or being successful. Aug 9, 2013 10:22 PM PT

Brady Shines, Tebow Averages 7.8 YPC

When the Patriots play the Jets, there will be no doubt the best quarterback in the stadium. But Tim Tebow showed potential value with four carries for 31 yards (7.8 yards per carry) Friday against the Eagles while Mark Sanchez was throwing a pick six and Geno Smith was leaving with an injury against the Lions. Aug 9, 2013 9:37 PM PT

'Predictalator' Computer Model: 49ers Most Likely to Win Super Bowl

The San Francisco 49ers are team most likely to win the Super Bowl, according to a computer simulation model. The Philadelphia Eagles may have lost their chance at a Super Bowl - which currently stands at 200-to-1 according to the Predictalator. However, it looks like fans of the Titans, Jaguars and Raiders may have to wait more than 1,000 years for their next title if they do not improve. Aug 8, 2013 2:26 PM PT

Baseball Value Add Database Introduced

Breitbart Sports introduces the Baseball Value Add database to allow baseball fans to search the rankings of each pitcher or individual game. Justin Masterson has two of the six 9-inning, 1-0 shutout performances this season (0.9 Value Add-Raw), while the ballpark adjustment gives even more credit to Jorge De La Rosa for making one run of net supporting holding up for a win IN COORS FIELD (Value Add after Adjustment). Aug 8, 2013 6:13 AM PT

Fake Marriage Proposal Tiny Symptom of Problem

We are living in the first decade during which married couples constitute less than half of all homes, so a fake marriage proposal and rejection staged by a minor league baseball team pales in comparison to a half century of mockery that has caused Americans to flee marriage. Aug 7, 2013 6:51 PM PT

Author Tells Breitbart Sports: Homeboys Do Not Equal Foundation

The author of a book on parenting elite athletes told Breitbart Sports Wednesday that Michael Beasley's arrest may be the latest example of the lack of a father figure offsetting the potential of even the most gifted athlete. "If his foundation is his AAU coach or his homeboys, then he really does not have a foundation at all," Corey Crowder said. During his 2008 season at Kansas State, Beasley was one of only three players ever to have a Value Add of higher than 12 percent, and he was guaranteed almost $9 million by the time he was 21 years old when he was picked by the Miami Heat after only Derrick Rose. Aug 7, 2013 4:25 PM PT

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