Author: Derek Blair

My name is Derek and I am the creator of Dingerball. I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. I received the 2018 Jack Kavanagh Research Award from the Society of American Baseball Research for previous work.
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My experience testing out the first ever electronic strike zone

When I got the opportunity to test out the new automated ball-strike system (ABS) I knew this was something I had to take advantage of. This new cutting-edge technology was originally rolled into the Atlantic […]

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Dingerball Podcast: Who wants to play some catch?

On this episode of Dingerball, Logan and Jacob debate the top 10 catchers in the game. They also discuss the trade deadline and how those deals will effect teams in the second-half. You can listen […]

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Dingerball Podcast: Can I get some relief?

On this episode, Logan and Jacob rank the top ten relief pitchers in major league baseball. They also discuss the trade deadline moves that were made up through the point that this podcast was recorded […]

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Summarizing the Trade Deadline

RHP Andrew Cashner traded to the Red Sox from the Orioles for CF Elio Prado and SS Noelberth Romero RHP Homer Bailey traded to the Athletics from the Royals for SS Kevin Merrell C Martin […]

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Our first podcast is out now!

We have released our first podcast! It is hosted by two college baseball players, Logan Talkington and Jacob Hennessy. On our podcast “Dingerball”, our hosts discuss current events in Major League Baseball and provide advanced […]

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The Rangers need to trade Lance Lynn

Last season Lance Lynn was dealt at the end of July and became a valuable addition to the Yankees rotation. Before the trade has was a member of the Minnesota Twins and he wasn’t having […]

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How Hyun-Jin Ryu found himself starting this year’s All Star Game

For this year’s All-Star Game in Cleveland, the starting pitcher for the National League was Hyun-Jin Ryu. A left-handed pitcher from South Korea and he became the first player from his country to start an […]