The way sports teams are built have changed, the way players are playing have changed, the way coaches’ coach have changed, and the way that fans are viewing sports have changed. Sports are not the same as it was 50 years ago, or even 20 years ago. Teams are trying to get any and every competitive edge that they can… Read More »“Pace and Space” Effect in MLB
Analyzing The 3 Most Important Traits In Scouting Young Catchers Framing pitches is one of the most valuable traits for any catcher. It puts your pitcher in more advantageous situations, it saves runs over the course of a 162-game season, and it gives opposing hitters an opportunity to see better off speed pitches. However, as innovation and technology grow, the value… Read More »The Future of Drafting Catchers
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