Author: John Storey

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Unexplained and Misunderstood: The Shift

The shift is one of baseball’s many modernizations. It’s collected many extra outs as well as left pitchers feeling disgruntled with their team’s analytics department. Some readers may have experience with the shift, either as […]

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The 2020 MLB Season: You Thought This Delay Mattered?

Firstly, let me preface this by saying that there are very legitimate reasons for the delayed 2020 season. Very real, serious health concerns. Sean Doolittle has made this very clear (on Twitter, of course). Players […]

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A Kuhl Player I Found: Chad Kuhl

My discovery of Chad Kuhl came during one of many instances where I find myself exploring and perusing Baseball Savant. It’s one of the most insightful, awe-inspiring things and humbling things a baseball enthusiast can do. Each […]

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A Prolific Pioneer: Branch Rickey

In a game riddled with innovation and competitive imbalance never has there been a pioneer as prolific as Branch Rickey. We recognize him for much of his work, an amount which would bedazzle the resume of any […]

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Bulletproofing Your Arsenal

There are a myriad of strategic intricacies throughout any baseball game that branch off a singular theory. For example, the recent decay in stolen bases is largely tied to better event valuations. Organizations now recognize and apply […]

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Individuality, A Meaningless Metric

In my previous piece, I examined strikeout tendencies, particularly where hitters frequently would strikeout looking. The conclusion was a basin-shaped accumulation at the bottom of the strike zone. This was the densest concentration of looking strikeouts. I […]

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A Deep Dive to the Bottom of the Strikezone

We’re living in an age where strikeouts are king. There’s no denying the rapid ascend in strikeout rate, a relative disregard for lack of contact in exchange for the power upside a little extra recklessness […]