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Mapping MLBAM Player IDs to the Lahman Database

After Downloading Gameday Data, I wanted to make a short post about translating the Lahman database into JSON. The purpose is so that I can compare season stats from Lahman with at-bat outcomes from MLB Gameday. 303 more words

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Drew Hutchison's Slider Nonsense

I’ve only been an emotionally-invested fan of baseball for about 15 years, and prior to this October my experience with the post season was almost entirely imaginary; yet I can say with some significant level of confidence that a pitcher going from Opening Day starter in the spring, to fringe roster-worthy in the summer, to off the playoff roster altogether in the fall – without any involvement of injury – is a pretty rare occurrence. 2,458 more words

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Marcus Stroman's Sinker is Evolving

Marcus Stroman is back, and he’s already reminding the baseball world just how spectacular he is. His dominant eight-inning, division-clinching start against Baltimore was a story so perfect that Disney is already clawing for the rights to film a trilogy about it. 1,635 more words

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Liam Hendriks' Unparalleled Velocity Spike

The tale of Liam Hendriks and the Toronto Blue Jays is both complex and bizarre. It begins in December of 2013 when he was designated for assignment by the Twins following their free agent signing of Phil Hughes. 1,493 more words

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Aaron Sanchez and the Zach Britton Career Arc

Back on Canada Day, Aaron Sanchez turned 23 years old. He’s still just a young pup, but he’s finishing up his sixth year in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, which means something – I don’t know what, but… 2,252 more words

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