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Monday, July 17, 2017

This baseball-themed baby gender reveal didn’t quite go as planned | MLB.com

I knew the gender before the ball exploded. Throwing like a girl was a dead giveaway.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 17, 2017 at 03:16 PM | 37 comment(s)
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Notes: Tribe’s McKenzie, Mariners’ Motter, Barnette on the Shuuto, SSS Match-up Comps, more | FanGraphs Baseball

David Laurila’s latest.

Jeff Banister addressed match-ups and sample size prior to Tuesday’s game. The Texas Rangers manager brought up a salient point when doing so. When there’s not much of a history between a particular hitter and a particular pitcher, introducing comps to the equation can help.

“(You’re) finding like pitchers, like hitters, like stuff, matching them up and extrapolating them out to come up with a better predictor,” explained Banister. “So when you get that 15 to 25 at-bat matchup, which you go, ‘it’s a little light’ — if you can find comparables, and predict that out, there’s maybe a little more feel-good on decision making. But that’s challenging.”

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Seattle’s Scott Servais had a similar take when I asked him if his club uses match-up comps when putting together their lineups.

“Quite a bit,” said the Mariners skipper. “Every team uses a different formula, or matrix number — whatever you want to call it — to line up. We certainly have one. Our analytic guys produce that number for me on a daily basis. I don’t go with it all the time, but the majority of time I do. It’s based not on just the handedness of the pitcher, but kind of what his fastball does, what his repertoire is, what our hitter does. It’s kind of a complex formula.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 28, 2017 at 08:54 AM | 0 comment(s)
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