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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MLB Central: Cat and Mouse Game | MLB.com (VIDEO)

Smoltz talks about the ability of Miguel Cabrera to make adjustments and the inability of Reggie Sanders to do the same. (Neither of them had a lot of success vs. Smoltz. Click the links.) This is a very interesting part of the game. It’s an area of the game that players and coaches know about but, to this point and to my knowledge, there are no metrics to quantify the ability of players to make adjustments. With Statcast equipment getting added to more and more minor league parks, I would think better quantifying this ability would give a team a slight advantage when making moves or advancing players. Don’t get me wrong, I know teams already make note of this ability. I’m talking about more systematically examining the ability of all players using big data.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 22, 2017 at 07:14 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: video

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Buxton’s catch at the wall | MLB.com

This Buxton guy is pretty good.

Since he’s returned from the DL his bat is showing some life as well:

 

Jim Furtado Posted: August 16, 2017 at 08:54 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: byron buxton, twins, video

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Must C: Jackson robs homer | MLB.com

They don’t get better than this.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 02, 2017 at 09:29 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: austin jackson, indians, red sox, video

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Verdugo hits wacky homer, plates four | MiLB.com News

Zach Borenstein’s baseball legacy.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 26, 2017 at 10:35 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, video

Friday, July 07, 2017

MLB Statistics on Twitter: “Infield triple!!

Wow!

Jim Furtado Posted: July 07, 2017 at 07:33 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: video

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

MLB Now: Two-way players | MLB.com

The MLB Now crew debates whether or not there could be a player who can both pitch and hit well at the Major League level

Jim Furtado Posted: June 07, 2017 at 06:55 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: two-way players, video

 

 

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