Have Dontrelle Willis’ mechanics changed over the years? Here’s a video analysis comparing the ’05, ’06 and ’07 versions of Dontrelle Willis.
What happens when Afrika Bambaataa meets Mark Buehrle? Only the Secret Society of Crafty Soft Tossers knows for sure.
Video analysis shows some draft picks who might surprise.
David ponders whether Scott Kazmir’s strikeout rates are hurting the young pitcher.
Video analysis of 10 players drafted after the first round in this year’s draft.
I’m going hysterical and heretical
Another use for detailed pitch data: investigating the ailing shoulder of Curt Schilling.
Video analysis of picks 21-30 in this year’s draft.
There’s a clear break between the top 10 and the rest. Check them all out in this week’s dartboard.
A mechanics analysis (with video) of picks 11-20 in this year’s draft.
A hitting and pitching mechanics’ review (with video) of the top 50 picks in this year’s draft.
J.P. uses Win Shares Above Bench to break down the season’s best players and teams at every position.
Jeff looks at the first picks in the 2006 amateur draft and considers how this year’s class will look in June 2008.
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.