Why I Love the Changeup

Is 2019 the year of the changeup? An ode to a pitch that fights modern trends.

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Let's Watch Dillon Maples Make People Uncomfortable

Cubs reliever Dillon Maples has a frightening fastball and slider mix.

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Jose Quintana Is Sinking His Way to Success

Jose Quintana is reinforcing the idea that trading for him was worth it.

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Matthew Boyd Is Turning Himself Into a Trade Candidate

One piece of the David Price deal is finally breaking out.

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Josh Hader Isn't Throwing His Best Pitch

Why isn't one of baseball's best relievers throwing his best pitch?

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Spring Outliers

Which players have changed their projections the most this spring?

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The Pace of Youth

Is there a correlation between service time and player pace?

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Strategy in Games that Don't Matter

Some words about spring-training strategy

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Variance and Pitcher Performance in 2018

The 2018 Los Angeles Dodgers began their season by being shutout 1-0 by the San Fransisco Giants at home. The next night began similarly, featuring a pitchers’ duel between Johnny Cueto and Alex Wood. With the game still tied and each team held to a lone hit going into the top of the ninth, the Dodgers summoned their best bullpen weapon. Kenley Jansen has established a reputation as one of the most dominant closers in baseball over the last few years, largely due to his magnificent cutter.

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