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?

Recapping the 7/27 MLB Trades

Let’s take a closer look at all the trades that happened today, July 27 Cubs acquire SP Cole Hamels   The Cubs have acquired SP Cole Hamels from the Rangers in exchange for pitching prospect Rollie Lacy, RHP Eddie Butler, and a player to be named later. Hamels, 34, has a 4.72 ERA, 1.37 WHIP,  and 5.20 FIP. Lacy,, 23, has a combined 2.45 ERA … Continue reading Recapping the 7/27 MLB Trades

Orioles’ Return For Manny Machado Extremely Underwhelming Despite The Circumstances

The Baltimore Orioles couldn’t have asked anything more of Manny Machado when they selected him 3rd overall in the 2010 MLB Draft. He’s a four-time all-star, time gold glove, and finished top 10 in the MVP voting three times. Nevertheless, Baltimore wasn’t able to get over the hump with him due to numerous bad decisions. As it became clear that they weren’t going to be … Continue reading Orioles’ Return For Manny Machado Extremely Underwhelming Despite The Circumstances