Video Game Numbers in College Baseball

120 strikeouts in only 60 1/3 innings pitched while allowing just 4 runs and 21 hits!!! No this is not my created player on MLB the Show, this is the combined stat line for 5 Division 1 College Pitchers.  Landon Sims, Carson Palmquist, Joseph Menefee, McCade Brown, and Tanner Riley have begun the 2021 college... 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 →

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 →

Final Pitches 344 Days into the Past

Division 1 Baseball finally started up again after almost a year break, with the last game being on March 12, 2020. This post will show the last pitch thrown over some of the D1 Conferences. The 4 main Conferences that BaseballCloud has pitch data from last year were: The ACC, Pac-12, SEC, and Sunbelt. For... Continue Reading →

Cesar Valdez and The Dead Fish

Last season, the Orioles bullpen was a pleasant surprise. In a campaign where the club wasn't able to escape the basement of the AL East, their bullpen represented a bright spot in an otherwise dismal season. Each of their relievers had a different way to beat opponents. Tanner Scott's upper-90's fastball could blow by most... 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 →

BCTips: Release Point Tab

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 of our products and explore the various ways they can be used for player development. If you are a coach or player and have logged into your BCTeam account in... Continue Reading →

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