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 →

Is Trevor Rosenthal Elite Again?

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, teams are currently scrambling to put the final touches on their teams. World Series hopefuls seek the player that will get them ‘over the top’ while the less fortunate seek prospects to shape their futures. One of the names being tossed around is that of Royals closer, Trevor Rosenthal.... Continue Reading →

Opening Day

Professional sports have been in a pandemic-induced coma for months, but Opening Day has finally arrived. The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals will face off first at 7pm eastern standard time (EST). That game will be followed by the next installment of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry at 10pm EST. Hope springs eternal as the Nationals... Continue Reading →

Thinking About Deception

In 2008, the Oakland Athletics called up rookie reliever Brad Ziegler. Despite a fastball averaging 85 miles per hour, he found great success in the major leagues. After setting a record with 39 consecutive scoreless innings to start his career, Ziegler finished his 11 years with a 2.75 ERA. How he achieved such success despite... Continue Reading →

Quantifying Command – Part One: Walk Rate

Series Introduction: With the modern wave of information, every facet of a pitcher’s game can be quantified now better than ever. ‘Command’ - or the ability to locate a pitch - has remained elusive in being properly encapsulated. The goal of this series is to better analyze players’ command solely through the use of statcast... Continue Reading →

Pitch Sequencing

Over the course of his career, Patrick Corbin has developed one of the best arsenals in the league. He has a decent curveball and changeup, good two-seam and four-seam fastballs, and one of the best sliders in the game. Combine that with a slightly deceptive delivery and elite command and you get his toolbox –... Continue Reading →

BCTips: Strike Zone Visual

BaseballCloud's platform is changing the way players and coaches analyze and learn from both practice and game data. BCTips blogs will highlight the functionality of different features and explore the various ways they can be used for player development. When you log into a player's profile on BaseballCloud, you will find that it is broken... Continue Reading →

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