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Should Boston be worried about Junichi Tazawa’s second half slump?

After a great 2013 campaign, Tazawa became the setup man to Koji Uehera.  In 2014, he had the second highest leverage index when entering the game, which shows John Farrelll’s trust in his stuff.  230 more words

The added value of Vazquez

Catcher framing has always been an important factor in baseball but it is not until recently that it has been to vocal point of ‘catcher value’ discussion. 476 more words

Time to jump ship on Jarred Cosart

Jarred Cosart has been hot bananas in dynasty leagues ever since he made national headlines as part of the Hunter Pence to Philadelphia trade. A flamethrower who tops out at 98 with a hammer curve straight out of a videogame, and clean mechanics to top it all off. 566 more words

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Do High Sock Players Get "Hosed" by the Umpires?

I was reading one of Baseball Prospectus’s collections this morning and came across an interesting story. It’s a part of baseball lore that Willie Mays started his career on a brutal cold streak (though one punctuated by a long home run off Warren Spahn).  1,521 more words

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Jake McGee's Curveball

Last year Rays relief pitcher Jake McGee threw his fastball a whopping 93% of the time, good for eighth most among relievers. The other pitch he threw? 442 more words

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