RT @AlexJStumpf: Encouraging tidbit about Musgrove: last year, he finished in the top 20% (min 50 PAs) in baseball in: Rate of pitches on the edge of the strike zone wOBA from pitches on the edge (results) xwOBA from pitches on the edge (expected results. Based on exit velocity and launch angle) https://t.co/BobCoOLqAh
Here's a differentiation: in terms of *XWOBA* on 4-seamers in the zone that are swung at, MLB SPs- .348 Taillon - .296 Now THAT is something. Taillon simply got more out of juicier fastballs than other MLB SPs did.
Something interesting about Taillon's fastball... 2018 League swing rate on four seamers in the zone - 66.7% Swing rate against Taillon's four-seamers in the zone - 67.3% 2018 wOBA on 4-seamers in the zone: League - .355 Taillon - .320 In summation, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #Pirates
RT @Ben_Jones88: I can understand why you might not subject yourself to the Penn State basketball experience on a regular basis. But this version of the team (active Mike Watkins, good team defense and competent offense) is actually very watchable.
This makes too much sense which means it will never happen.
Bob Costas, on the Network last night, floated the idea of noting PED use on the HOF plaque for someone who used steroids. THANK YOU. This is what we ought to do. Get the best hitter and pitcher of a generation into the museum about baseball, plz.
Fun list +1 to Big League Chew! -1 to the #Pirates being in the NL East....can't quite put my finger on why. Maybe it's because the club has been in the central much longer than the east in my lifetime, but can't imagine it changing now