There’s a reason why smart teams are moving away from labeling relief pitchers, such as a set-up man, closer, middle reliever, etc. Instead, these teams are putting their best bullpen arms in the most high-stress situations and allowing their worst bullpen arms to pitch in the least high-stress situations. If a lead is getting threatened in the 6th inning or… Read More »A Better Way To Evaluate Relief Pitchers
This article is not about teams spending money from a team perspective. I firmly believe that every team needs to spend money if they want a shot at winning the World Series. However, this article is analyzing whether teams should give out huge contracts for individual players. Was giving Mike Trout close to $450 million worth it? Was giving Bryce Harper close… Read More »Do Big MLB Contracts Equate to Success?
While more and more pitchers are throwing 100 MPH, throwing with insane spin rates, and utilizing pitch tunneling to their advantage, hitters are simply playing catch up. Developing hitters is behind the 8-ball compared to developing pitchers. There are 2 reasons why developing hitters is extremely difficult to do: 1.) Trying to predict the unknown. You never get the same… Read More »2 Better Metrics to Develop Hitters