Study: Looking at The Optimal Arsenal for a Pitcher- Which Pitchers Can Improve Their Pitch Usage?

When scouting pitching prospects, evaluators are tasked with giving a pitcher a grade on the 20-80 scale for each of their pitches. At the beginning, it was standard to only judge a pitcher on their velocity when looking at their pure “stuff”, but now, that appears to be changing. With more teams focusing on different aspects of pitch data, it’s clear that there is much … Continue reading Study: Looking at The Optimal Arsenal for a Pitcher- Which Pitchers Can Improve Their Pitch Usage?

St.Louis Cardinals Youth Movement Sets Them Up For Long Term Success

Out of nowhere, the Cardinals have snatched a 0.5 game lead for the 1st NL Wildcard spot. After firing manager Mike Matheny and sitting at .500, the expectation was that St.Louis was going to need to retool their team in order to set themselves up for future success beyond this season. That showed when they trade center fielder Tommy Pham, an MVP candidate last year, … Continue reading St.Louis Cardinals Youth Movement Sets Them Up For Long Term Success