Believe the Breakout? (Pitcher Edition)

Primer: I started working on this prior to the All-Star break, so this post is long overdue. I still firmly believe in these breakouts and their abilities in the future, regardless of any mid-summer struggles. With that being said, I now present Believe Breakout: Pitcher Edition. This mini series will feature three pitchers and three... Continue Reading →

Avoid the Dead Zone: An Extensive Analysis of the Relationship between Fastball Stuff Characteristics and Utility through Four Logistic Regression Models

Introduction The term “stuff” has frequented the art of pitching for decades. In the ball-flight tracking era, stuff has transformed from an optical observation to a quantifiable science. We’ve all seen the electric Jacob deGrom fastball and the air-bending Devin Williams changeup; perhaps we don’t need advanced programming languages to tell us that those are... Continue Reading →

On the Detroit Tigers Ugly First Half

For the first time in a while, the Detroit Tigers entered the 2022 MLB season with expectations. After an abysmal 9-24 start to the 2021 MLB season, the Detroit Tigers saw a resurgence under first year manager A.J. Hinch and finished 68-61 to end the season with a much more respectable overall record of 77-85.... Continue Reading →

The Hot Start No One is Talking About

Much of the conversation surrounding the National League East entering the season was focused on the Braves, the Mets and the Phillies. While many were expecting those three teams to be competing for the division, the early parts of the season have been less suspenseful than many were expecting as the Mets have gotten off... Continue Reading →

Seattle Mariners Offseason Review

The Seattle Mariners surprised many during the 2021 season, finishing with a 90-72 record and only 2 games out of the American League Wild Card. While the -51 run differential might cause some to question the legitimacy of last season's success, the organization made it clear they meant business moving forward by their activity this... Continue Reading →

Coors Field’s Impact on Pitch Movement

Coors Field has long been synonymous with offensive slugfests which give pitchers nightmares. In addition to this, we know that the higher altitude in Denver is what affects the baseballs' trajectory as they are both thrown and hit. Often the "thin air" is brought up as what allows the baseballs to travel further in Coors... Continue Reading →

Taijuan Walker Could Break Out in 2021

When the New York Mets signed Taijuan Walker this offseason, they were mostly just looking to fill out their rotation after missing out on Trevor Bauer and trading Steven Matz to the Toronto Blue Jays. In fact, Taijuan Walker finished out the 2020 season in Toronto so it, at the time, felt like a possible... 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. I... Continue Reading →

Highlighting BCTeam Draftees: Cole Henry

During this year's shortened MLB Draft we had the privilege of watching players get drafted out of dozens of BCTeam college programs. This week we will be doing a mini blog series highlighting some of these draft picks and looking at the stats and metrics that make them so special. Introduction Cole Henry was selected... Continue Reading →

BCTips: Release Point Dispersion

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 view a pitcher's profile, game report, or bullpen report on BaseballCloud you will notice... Continue Reading →

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