Dylan SinnThe Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, IN)
E-mail: dsinn@jg.net
Twitter: @DylanSinn
About: I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and have been a Cubs fan since I began watching them on WGN when I was four years old. I also frequently attended Kane County Cougars games when I was younger, so I come into this job already possessing some familiarity with the Midwest League. I attended Indiana University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 2015. I covered baseball a little at Indiana, including one game in which Kyle Schwarber turned on a fastball and hit the longest home run I have ever seen. After graduating from IU, I worked toward a master's degree at the University of Maryland and graduated from there in 2017. While at Maryland, I covered the Terrapins baseball team for Maryland Baseball Network, a student-run site dedicated exclusively to the baseball team. In the last few years, I have become an avid student of sabermetrics. I have always enjoyed numbers and statistics, especially as they relate to baseball and I find that the new ways to measure performance more precisely can be extremely valuable in evaluating players objectively. I'll slip some advanced statistics into my writing when I think they can enhance a story, but I'll always explain the number in question to make it easy to understand.


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Aug 16, 2021Pre-Season Rankings for Dylan Sinn
1Alabama (47)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 47 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Ben Portnoy
1548
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2Oklahoma (6)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1462
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3Georgia (3)
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 6 Voters
1364
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4Ohio State (1)
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: 7 - Kirk Bohls
1393
Points
5Clemson (6)
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1447
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6Iowa State
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Nathan Baird
1160
Points
7Notre Dame
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Ryan Aber
Lowest: 20 - Don Williams
1009
Points
8Texas A&M
0-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1223
Points
9Cincinnati
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Nathan Baird
1014
Points
10Florida
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Garland Gillen
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
728
Points
11Oregon
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Sam McKewon
968
Points
12Miami (FL)
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
663
Points
13LSU
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Jonas Pope
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
631
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14Washington
0-0Actual: 20
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Garland Gillen
449
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15Penn State
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 8 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
456
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16North Carolina
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 18 - Kirk Bohls
999
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17USC
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
660
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18Wisconsin
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - James Kratch
Lowest: NR - Kirk Bohls
743
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19Iowa
0-0Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
513
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20Indiana
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
549
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21Louisiana-Lafayette
0-0Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
208
Points
22Coastal Carolina
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 10 - James Kratch
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
232
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23Oklahoma State
0-0Actual: 26
Highest: 15 - Marc Weiszer
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
107
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24Texas
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
350
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25Ball State
0-0Actual: 36
Highest: 22 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 60 Voters
6
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