Maddie is a 16 year-old Philadelphia native with a passion for writing and of course, the Phillies. When her cousin, K Zone founder Mike Duffy, asked her to write for the blog, she was ecstatic, because it combined her two favorite things: writing and baseball. Her all-time favorite players are Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz. Aside from baseball, she also enjoys reading and writing poetry, singing, and traveling. She is also a big fan of her other beloved Philly sports teams; the Eagles, Sixers, and Flyers. Maddie appreciates the need for sabermetrics in baseball, but also thinks that you can't tell everything about a player from a stat sheet.