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About Mike FastMike is an engineer by day and a husband, dad of four, and professional baseball consultant by night. He has been a Kansas City Royals fan since 1986 and was introduced to his love of baseball analysis by Bill James through the Baseball Abstract series. Mike resides in Austin, Texas. You can find some of his earlier work at his Fast Balls blog. He is a member of Complete Game Consulting.
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