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Is Exit Velocity Important?

Last season, the MLB released Statcast, an innovative tool used to evaluate player movements and athletic skill. Defensively, it can track how efficiently a player’s line to the ball was, how much ground he covered, arm strength, top speed, and many other factors. 1,259 more words

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The Twins Gave Up on Pitch to Contact Before We Did

For many Minnesota Twins fans, the recently vintage dominance of the AL Central that spanned seemingly the entirety of the first decade of the 2000s had been taken for granted. 2,606 more words

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Kyle Hendricks

After Kyle Hendricks most recent start, manager Joe Maddon had this to say about the righty:

“A lot of our guys are going through that moment right now. 672 more words

Chicago Cubs

...with a 70 item data set and the data set asks for a beer. The bartender says he needs proof before he can serve; the data set responds it's fine as he's Benford and has over twenty ones.

Monday, September 26th at 6pm

***Union Station , Northampton***

Benford’s Law:

Why the IRS cares about Algebra and Number Theory (and why you should too!) 124 more words

The Best Players in Baseball to Lead Off Your Team's Inning

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Timing in baseball is everything, it comes up again and again in different areas of the game. One area in which it is particularly important is the batting order, and which hitters come to the plate at various points in the game. 817 more words

2016

The Blue Jays Quietly Have One of the League's Best Rotations

Through August 13th, the Toronto Blue Jays’ rotation has performed at a high level, ranking 1st in innings pitched, 5th in groundball percentage, 3rd in GB/FB ratio, 4th in… 958 more words

2016

How To BABIP, by Christian Yelich

Perhaps you didn’t expect the Marlins to be sitting at 57-51, tied with St. Louis for the last wildcard spot, in August. Perhaps you’re thinking to yourself that the Marlins have gotten super lucky. 1,228 more words

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