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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