Pandemic Planning: An In-Depth Look at the 2020 MLB Draft

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the entire baseball world into a cataclysmic shake up, expediting consequential change industry-wide. Organizations have been forced to re-prioritize financial assets in the midst of spring season cancellations, leading to large-scale layoffs and furloughs. Scouting departments were reduced substantially, both in numbers and availability to players. With the 2020 amateur... Continue Reading →

Devin Williams Is Here To Strike You Out

I like Devin Williams. Devin Williams does not like opposing batters. There are plenty of monikers that can apply to Williams. Jake Mailhot of Fangraphs dubbed him a Unicorn. He's no Aang, but PitchingNinja's nickname of Airbender fits him pretty well. Me? I call him a mystery. A puzzler that Fenton Hardy can't even solve.... Continue Reading →

Why Mike Trout is a 3-Tool Player

Baseball has clearly had technological and analytical improvements over the last few decades. Pitching and hitting advancements have led the way, and defense has lagged behind. In the much more recent past, more accurate defensive metrics have been created, and the older ones have been updated. Defensive Runs Saved (DRS), Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR), and... Continue Reading →

What Makes An Ace: Snakes Edition

Last offseason, Tom Tango and the geniuses over Baseball Savant created Statcast Swing Take, a metric that computes a player's production by analyzing his contributions in different zones of the plate. This metric helps determine how much value a player contributes to his team's offense by swinging or taking at a certain pitch. Simply put,... Continue Reading →

Eric Hosmer, The New Launch Angle King

The launch angle revolution is the anti-thesis to Eric Hosmer’s existence. From 2011 to 2019, Eric Hosmer hit a lot of ground-balls. That's not exactly what you want to see from a first baseman playing on a contending team. As baseball has embraced the launch angle revolution, Hosmer shifted towards a ground-ball heavy approach. Playing... Continue Reading →

Introducing the Fall Content Interns

This fall BaseballCloud is having our very first batch of interns solely focused on producing content for the BCBlog and social media. After having Johnny Asel (Twitter: @JohnnyAsel) produce a multitude of awesome articles for us over the summer, and our R&D interns also posting about their research, we realized that we needed to have... Continue Reading →

Introducing the Fall R&D Interns

This fall BaseballCloud has the privilege to work with a few very talented R&D interns that will focus on different fields in baseball analytics and player development. We look forward to working with this group of young men as they look to further their careers in baseball, as well as help grow the BaseballCloud brand.... Continue Reading →

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