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Xavier A
Writer #12706
Whittier, CA
Joined 11/6/2015
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Xavier Alatorre is an IBWAA sports writer that has researched and discussed numerous topics surrounding baseball. In the last three years, Xavier used his experience as a blogger to earn positions as a contributor at The Sports Quotient and at Baseball Prospectus. His articles have looked at pitch sequencing and the biomechanics of spin rate. Through his writing, he has experience with custom CMS platforms, as well as Wordpress. He also has fundamental knowledge of HTML and CSS. Furthermore, Xavier's experience as a writer allows him to research any topic and craft compelling arguments.


Research, Statistical Analysis


Sports, Baseball


California State University, Los Angeles

While completing his degree at CSULA, Xavier applied his coursework to real-world problems. At work, he used his training in econometrics and statistics to find relationships between categories of products sold. Given the nature of his writing, he also uses statistical analysis - namely regression and correlation analysis - to find and elaborate trends in baseball.


56 Projects Completed

At The Sports Quotient, Xavier covered the Los Angeles Dodgers, but now only contributes a weekly column. His articles have examined Max Scherzer's dominance in the first half of 2015, Dallas Keuchel's pitch sequencing, and payroll mismanagement by the Seattle Mariners.

Xavier also writes for Baseball Prospectus. His bi-monthly articles focus on the Milwaukee Brewers. He has written about Jimmy Nelson's struggles on the mound, Jean Segura's adjustments at the plate, and the perceived value of Mike Fiers before he was traded.


56 Projects Completed

In total, Xavier has written fifty-six articles between The Sports Quotient and Baseball Prospectus. The data that he used in his articles have come from various online databases such as Fangraphs and Baseball Reference. His work frequently features the information on these websites.

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