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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Inside the data-driven throwing program that helped revive Dan Straily’s career - Sun Sentinel

Straily knew there was more in there. He hoped Boddy, whom he met through Houston pitching coach Brent Strom, could help him find it.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 25, 2017 at 08:26 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Monday, February 27, 2017

Here’s what scouts say about the Marlins’ six key newcomers | Miami Herald

Read the whole thing.

How did Dan Straily go from winning one major league game combined in 2014 and 2015 and being waived by the Padres 11 months ago to finishing 14-8 with a 3.76 ERA with the Reds last season?

Credit Straily’s diligence and – no joke – some guy who specializes in banking analytics.

Straily prefers to identify the banking analytics man only by his first name (Michael), but he had a key role in helping Straily get back on track, three years after he went 10-8 with a 3.96 ERA for Oakland and was fourth in AL Rookie of the Year voting.

Michael is “a good friend, a distant relative of sorts,” Straily said. “He does banking analytics but he loves baseball. He helped me behind the scenes, helped give me more game notes.”

With Michael’s help, Straily dove into analytics more than any pro athlete I’ve interviewed in 30 years. Determined to find out “which are the best pitches to throw against certain hitters,” Straily had Michael help produce tons of data, and Straily studied other pitchers such as Matt Cain – one from each division – “who throw my speed and with my spin rate and my spin angles.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article135087564.html#storylink=cpy

Jim Furtado Posted: February 27, 2017 at 06:56 AM | 0 comment(s)
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