Author: John Storey

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Aaron Judge and the Angels’ Catcher

If I asked you which MLB player most resembles Aaron Judge, who would you consider? Well, I can almost guarantee that the right answer (According to Baseball Savant’s affinity metric) did not cross your mind. […]

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Two Cubs of a Kind: Kyle Hendricks and Alec Mills

I enjoy an Aroldis Chapman fastball. But never will such enjoyment exceed that of watching a pitcher deceive, frustrate and toy with a hitter the way command and finesse pitchers do. The cohort of such […]

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Phil Maton: Drifting Toward Success?

Phil Maton is entering his fourth major league season. A righty reliever, he was drafted by the Padres in the 20th round in 2015. His accelerated ascension to San Diego (two years) was inspired by […]

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Tim Locastro and the Merit of Ground Balls

It’s common knowledge that ground balls are far from productive batted balls. Pitchers strive to balloon their ground ball rate, reducing risky fly balls and line drives. Pitchers can often supplement low strikeout rates with […]

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Trent Thornton: The 2019 Blue Jays’ Sole Starter

After the 2018 season, the Toronto Blue Jays began stockpiling starting pitchers. It was a necessary stage in their rebuild. Forget about quality innings, the roster was in desperate need of arms any way possible. […]

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Happy Canada Day, Eh!

Happy Canada Day! Just three days before Independence Day, America’s Northern neighbours are celebrating their own origins. On this day, let’s celebrate some of baseball’s great Canadian connections, stats, facts, and players:  84.15: The total […]

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What Will Travis Shaw’s Past Lead To?

Travis Shaw is a unique case. Quite often, players are categorized or assessed based on the height of the floor and ceiling of their performance. Travis Shaw is no exception, however, he has brought new […]

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Catchers (And Umpires) Are Remarkably Consistent

At every level of baseball, there’s much concern over a catcher’s health. There is less discussion on the in-game impact of those rigours than there is on how it affects durability. Any major league roster […]