Brewers Focused On Improving Defense

The Milwaukee Brewers had an offseason that many throughout the game probably just glossed over, looking at teams like the San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays as teams that made the types of improvements that'll vault them into a new tier. What if I told you that the Brewers actually had... Continue Reading →

Joey Lucchesi’s Unhittable Pitch: The Churve

The Mets came into the 2021 offseason needing to acquire starting pitching depth and they did so by adding arms like Carlos Carrasco, Taijuan Walker, Jordan Yamamoto and Joey Lucchesi. With Lucchesi, they acquired one of the most interesting pitches in the game today, one that has some characteristics reminiscent of a curveball and changeup... Continue Reading →

MLB Win Projections

Firstly, something to get out of the way. I do not hate your baseball team. I did not create these predictions. The numbers did. Team stats from the years 2008-2020 were pulled and then analyzed. Using the most correlated statistics with wins, thousands of models were run. Some of these statistics included K/9, ERA, FIP,... Continue Reading →

Is Stealing Signs Necessary?

While baseball has always been a game of numbers, the increase in large datasets and the availability of these datasets over recent years has greatly facilitated the ability of both public analysts and teams to draw conclusions and insights into the game that they previously would not have been able to.   As the data has... Continue Reading →

It Shouldn’t Be Called “The Warthen Slider”

For the purpose of this exercise: Let's say Major League Baseball, specifically the Mets, is the Matrix. Mets' pitching coach Dan Warthen represents Morpheus and you, the reader, are a rookie MLB pitcher. However, Warthen isn't offering you a blue or red pill, rather he's extending you a pitch (literally and figuratively). A delivery that... Continue Reading →

A Discussion of Spin Efficiency

We have long been aware of the fact that baseballs spin when traveling through the air and that Major League Pitchers are able to generate quite a lot of spin when they release their pitches (average spin rate on Major League pitches was around 2270 RPM’s last year). It has been common knowledge for a... Continue Reading →

Derek Holland Throws a Unicorn Pitch

In 2018, Derek Holland was given a second chance to revive his baseball career. Holland was a former star for the Texas Rangers, helping them clinch two AL Pennants in 2010 and 2011, but he had fallen on hard times. The 2017 season represented a massive struggle for the southpaw. Statistically, he was one of... Continue Reading →

The Rays Are Built Different

I like the Rays. They've been the inspiration behind a couple of my pieces, whether that be about Tyler Glasnow allowing a 458 foot homer or how to evaluate relievers' salaries. Every move the Rays make contrasts traditional baseball decision-making. Baseball goes left; the Rays opt for the right path (literally and figuratively). Baseball spends... 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 →

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