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Friday, December 04, 2015

Cubs reach deal with pitcher John Lackey | MLB.com

“We need to focus on the free agents who make sense for us and try to get them at a cost that makes sense for us given our roster and payroll structure and how things look, not just in ‘16 but over the next several years,” Epstein said Friday before the Lackey news. “We’ll stay focused on that.”

Jim Furtado Posted: December 04, 2015 at 06:44 PM | 41 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, free agent, john lackey

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Cubs will challenge John Lackey in NLDS | MLB.com

We can use Statcast™ exit velocity to show how important getting ahead of the hitter is for Lackey. For example, the overall MLB average when hitting a 1-0 pitch was 89.9 mph. For Lackey, that was 93.1 mph, a sizable difference. When he was down 2-1, his 91.7 mph was higher than the MLB average of 90.3. He is so much better off not getting down in the count, hence the increasing number of first-pitch strikes.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 08, 2015 at 02:49 PM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, john lackey, sabermetrics, statcast

 

 

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