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Sabermetric of the Day: Batted Ball Exit Velocity

Sabermetric of the Day

Sabermetric of the Day: Batted Ball Exit Velocity

What’s up, party people! Welcome to the first edition of Sabermetric of the Day here on the greatest blog of all time. (That’s not even our opinion. Our mom told us so.) Today, we’re going to talk about a sabermetric that most baseballers are pretty much familiar with at this point because it is really obviously interesting if you like the greatest sport of all time. Batted ball exit velocity is defined as the speed with which a vampire bat can dive bomb a baseball onto an unsuspecting football fan’s head. Or maybe it isn’t. You never know. It could...

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Obligatory Indians’ Winning Streak Post

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Obligatory Indians’ Winning Streak Post

Hey, we just caught wind of something that seems pretty neat. It has sort of been an under the radar story so we thought we would let you know. Not too many people around baseball have heard about this but apparently the Cleveland Indians are doing something pretty remarkable that is going absolutely, utterly, completely unnoticed by the entire baseball community. In fact, ESPN, a television channel who has dedicated ginormous chunks of programming to covering baseball, has seemingly let this story slip through the cracks. Not even astute observers of the game like LeBron James seem to have picked...

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The Un-Written Rulebook #1: Foul Balls are for Kids, Not Drunk Bros

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The Un-Written Rulebook #1: Foul Balls are for Kids, Not Drunk Bros

Alright, let’s talk about a certain situation that really grinds our gears. Imagine with us a beautiful, August night featuring 15 games of baseball across the lovely continental US. Sorry we’re not sorry, baseball aficionados of the Great White North, but the Jays are on the road today. You’ll be fine. Every one of those games is the greatest thing that has ever happened in the universe. Yes, all of them are the best there ever was, no doubt about it. However, despite the sanctity of each of these 15 events, each will be tainted by the same indescribably horrible...

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Top 5 Nastiest Pitches You Missed This Week - June 16th

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Top 5 Nastiest Pitches You Missed This Week - June 16th

1. Jake Odorizzi's Changeup Across the last three seasons, Jake Odorizzi has been remarkably consistent, sporting nearly identical strikeout rates (2.14%, 21.5%, 21.2%) and ERA totals (3.35, 3.69, 3.77) since 2015. The pitch that has helped him keep his head afloat has been a Split-Changeup, which features some deadly bite and whiffs plenty of batters. He started his game against the Blue Jays this week by fanning Kevin Pillar with the pitch, which dove from the middle of the plate down to Pillar's shins in a blink of an eye. 2. Steven Matz's At-Bat Among the sea of injuries that the Mets routinely have to...

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Top 5 Nastiest Pitches You Missed This Week - June 9th

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1. Joakim Soria's Curveball Joakim Soria had himself an inning for the books against the Astros on Thursday night, fanning the likes of Alex Bregman and George Springer en route to striking out the side in the eighth inning. He started off the frame by sitting down Bregman with this Curveball that falls from above his head before floating into the zone for strike three. Imagine how hard it is to pull the trigger when the ball is at eye-level. 2. Matt Harvey's Fastball Even with all of his struggles this season as he returns from surgery curing his Thoracic Outlet Syndrome,  Matt Harvey gave us a gift against...

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