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The effect of a good bullpen in one-run games

Elite relief pitchers like the pictured Wade Davis do little to affect a teams' fortunes in one-run games.

The effect of a good bullpen in one-run games

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Elite relief pitchers like the pictured Wade Davis do little to affect a teams' fortunes in one-run games.

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CarGo, Garrett Richards & patellofemoral injury

We discuss some of the biomechanical and anatomical factors behind patellofemoral injury as well as long term effects on performance.

CarGo, Garrett Richards & patellofemoral injury

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We discuss some of the biomechanical and anatomical factors behind patellofemoral injury as well as long term effects on performance.

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Jose Molina's legendary power outage

Jose Molina isn't just wielding a powerless bat, he's wielding a historically powerless bat.

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Jose Molina's legendary power outage

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Jose Molina isn't just wielding a powerless bat, he's wielding a historically powerless bat.

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Gordon Beckham: Go west, young man

Gordon Beckham was traded to the Angels. This is a brief recap of his time with the White Sox.

Gordon Beckham: Go west, young man

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Gordon Beckham was traded to the Angels. This is a brief recap of his time with the White Sox.

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Making sense of the sensors

A guide to the new camera-based systems discussed the 4th Annual Saberseminar in Boston.

Making sense of the sensors

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A guide to the new camera-based systems discussed the 4th Annual Saberseminar in Boston.

Adam Ottavino: Succeeding in Denver

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Since transitioning into a high-leverage role, Ottavino has seen his once-filthy slider decline in effectiveness — but he's still dominant where most relievers fear to tread.

Sometimes throwing hard isn't all that great

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Aroldis Chapman has thrown the majority of all triple digit fastballs thrown in the big leagues this year. How have baseball's other flamethrowers fared?

An increasingly rare feat

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The Blue Jays' Drew Hutchison threw seven innings and gave up seven runs in a loss to the White Sox last Sunday. Pitchers just don't pitch games like that any more.

James Russell, righty killer?

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James Russell appears to have reverse platoon splits this season. Here we look for a change in his approach that may be driving this and consider how much weight should the Braves put on it when...

Does RP velocity matter?

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How much does velocity matter for relief pitchers? Maybe less than you think when it comes to performance. Managers however seem to give pitchers with greater velocity more leeway when it comes to...

Signs of life in the desert

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Despite a nearly lifeless season in Arizona, two players have unexpectedly stood out over the last two months.

The Shift Episode 14: Saberseminar!

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It's a Saberseminar wrapup from Stuart Wallace!

Citi Field's longest home run in HitTracker era

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"A night like that, anything can happen. And it did" - Edwin Rodriguez

The inverse stories of the Pirates and Braves

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The Pirates and Braves are in very similar positions in the standings, but their routes to get there were quite different.

Billy Hamilton: The need for speed

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As a speed guy, how often does Billy Hamilton use his speed tools? More often than you think.

Gio Gonzalez effective velocity follow up

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An analysis of Gio Gonzalez viewed through the lens of effective velocity.

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Adam Jones and the MVP award

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There has been a lot of discussion recently about the possibility of Adam Jones winning the Most Valuable Player award. But while he's having a good season, even a top 10 finish might be a stretch.

Elo rankings for international baseball

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In a preview of an upcoming Saberseminar talk, Bryan Cole presents a unique, predictive power ranking for international baseball teams, reveal our top teams, and show some example predictions.

Mike Dunn makes pitcher wins cool again

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We're long past the point of taking pitcher wins seriously as a measure of value. But as a measure of wonder, we might be witnessing the greatest season ever.

Jake McGee, predictable and dominant

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There are no gimmicks with Jake McGee. Hitters know what's coming but McGee beats them anyway.

Odrisamer Despaigne: Eephus Master

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Odrisamer Despaigne may never be a star pitcher, but he is unparalleled in one facet of pitching.

John Lackey and the propriety of holding out

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Given John Lackey's age, the "Lackey clause" in his contract could lead to a very unusual situation this offseason.

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