A Summer of Spin Rates (Part 2)

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June 26, 2016

Earlier this week, I wrote about what I’m doing this summer. I promised another article that would focus on the stats and data that TrackMan collects from hitters. This is that article.

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A Summer of Spin Rates

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June 21, 2016

As some of you may know, this summer I’m working for the Oakland Athletics as a Trackman Operator — which is basically a fancy way of saying that I’m “keeping the book” plus a few extra things, for the A’s short-season single A team in Burlington, VT.

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Who Shifts?

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June 16, 2016

The sabermetric movement in Major League Baseball has fundamentally changed the way the game is played and analyzed.

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MLB Draft: Comparing top college bats

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June 10, 2016

The first two rounds of the 2016 MLB Draft took place last night. While it certainly doesn’t get as much hype as drafts in other sports, the MLB draft is no less important. Christoper Long, sabermetrics analyst for the Detroit Tigers, offers that, “Analytically, the draft is the hardest part of baseball. But it’s far and away the most important.” The MLB draft is tough in terms of an evaluation…

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How Jose Quintana graduated from QSU (Quality Start University)

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June 6, 2016

There has been an ongoing joke in my fantasy baseball league for a few years about Jose Quintana and his consistent mediocrity. The joke is basically to make fun of whoever owns him, because most of the owners in the league think he sucks. I take offense to such criticism though, as I’ve chosen to have Quintana on my team a couple of times. I certainly would not have drafted…

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