Jack Cust is a nice story. But what if he’s more than that? What if Cust represents what happens when an organization (or a few of them) gives up on a player before he reaches his prime physically, puts it all together, and actually gets another chance—this time with the skills and experience to succeed?
From Smokey Joe to The Mad Russian, they served by sometimes hitting, sometimes sitting
Having looked at starting pitcher leveraging of the last few months, there’s still another issue to tackle: which franchises did it the most.
A look at past top high school pitching prospects with an eye towards this Thursday’s draft.
John shows how you can identify different pitch types using data from MLB’s Enhanced Gameday. He then digs deeper into the sinker and wonders how anybody can throw the pitch.
The what-might-have-beens of some swingmen, some southpaws, Bobo and Lefty.
Read and find out when starting pitcher leveraging rose and fell over the decades.
A video analysis of Josh Beckett’s mechanical adjustments.
Which managers did the most and least leveraging of the starting pitchers in baseball history? Click here and find out.
The AL East under the lens of THT projections, prediction markets and PROTRADE
Ankiel is learning how to play “Lindell-ball”
An immodest proposal designed to make middle relievers work for their money.
Is Big Z hiding an injury? Let’s see what the video tells us.
The Yankees made a multi-million dollar gamble, and it’s anybody’s guess how it will turn out.
A continuation of Part 5, this lists the teams that saw the fewest LHP, and then gives the L# for just about every team from the days when teams leveraged their pitchers.
A follow-up to Tuesday’s article.
Can we believe what Enhanced Gameday tells us?
A look at the differences in Phil Hughes’ mechanics between this year and last.
Are home runs down due to weather or something else?
Previous articles showed platoon leveraging was a key component to pitcher leveraging. This article, examining SP platoon leveraging head-on, uncovers some interesting information that offers a modest revision to a point Bill James made in his Historical Abstract.