Kernelytics Baseball Blog

KCL Weekly Update 5: Standings Hold Same Entering Longest Break of Season

Standings 1. Ground Sloths (13-7, – GB); Week: 3-1, W3 Schedule: 4-9 L vs Bobcats,  5-0 W vs Merchants, 8-4 W vs BlueCaps, 10-6 W vs Bobcats Description: Another strong week for the Ground Sloths as they extend their lead on the second-place Merchants to two games. The week started rough with a 9-4 loss…
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KCL Weekly Update 4: Ground Sloths Lead at Season Midpoint

Standings 1. Ground Sloths (10-6, – GB); Week: 3-2, W1 Description: The Ground Sloths have continued to ride their hot streak straight up to number one in the standings after a 3-2 week. The Ground Sloths took over the number one spot from the Merchants on Wednesday after beating the Merchants 4-2 and then beat…
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KCL Weekly Update 3: Merchants Slide, Ground Sloths Surge, Leading to Tie at the Top

Standings 1. Merchants (7-4, – GB); Week: 0-3, L3; Tiebreaker: 2-1 vs. Ground Sloths Description: After a hot start, jumping out to 7-1 throughout the first few weeks of the season, they have hit a rough patch, going 0-3 with a blowout loss to the Ground Sloths, shootout loss to the Bobcats, and then a…
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Creation of the FPCT+ Statistic

Author: Cade Nelson, Exercise Science Major at University of Kansas, Normal Cornbelters Baseball Analytics Intern What is FPCT+? Fielding Percentage Plus (FPCT+) is inspired by stats like OPS+ and ERA+, which takes the player’s ERA or OPS and normalizes and compares it to the entire league. For example, the average FPCT+ is 100, and an…
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KCL Weekly Update #2: Merchants Remain Top Team, but Bobcats’ Rasmussen Tops League

Standings 1. Merchants (7-1, – GB); Week: 4-0, W4 Description: The Merchants have not looked back since a heartbreaking walk-off 4-3 loss to the BlueCaps on Friday, May 26, the only time this season they scored less than 4 runs. Since then, the Merchants have won six straight, sweeping two rotations through the rest of…
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KCL Weekly Update #1: Opening Weekend Complete

Standings 1. Merchants (3-1, – GB); Tiebreaker: 1-0 vs. Ground Sloths Description: The Merchants have found a way to win in almost every game in their first week of play with three come-from-behind wins. Their offense is undoubtedly the best in the league, having two players in the top 5 in OPS, RBIs, and SLG.;…
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About Us

New to the Corn Crib this summer, the Kernyltics Baseball Blog is the work of 7 summer interns with the Cornbelters each with a different background in baseball and analytics. It serves as a place for these interns to post Players of the Week, Scouting Reports, Blog Posts, and more for both the Kernels Collegiate League (KCL), as well as the Normal Cornbelters. You can read more about these interns below or check out some of their work from the summer above. Enjoy your stay!


Matt Bowerman

SUNY Oswego

Rochester, NY

Information Science

Jeffrey Brover  
Rice University

Jeffrey Brover

Rice University

Delray Beach, FL

Sport Management and Statistics


Jacob Hallowell

Penn State

Quakertown, PA

Data Science


Clark Heideman

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Big Bend, WI



Cade Nelson

University of Kansas

Port Byron, IL

Exercise Science (Pre-PT)


Christian Taylor

Iowa State

Fairbury, IL

Management Information Systems (MIS)


Ian Thompson


Greenwell Springs, LA

Sport Commerce