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The Astros added to their statistical strength in the front office, hiring Mike Fast, formerly of...

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The Astros added to their statistical strength in the front office, hiring Mike Fast, formerly of Baseball Prospectus to serve in the baseball operations department. Fast, one of the foremost experts on pitch trajectory (PITCHf/x) data, has also written on HITf/x data for BP. Some of his latest writings have been on hit-and-run success, quantifying how much control pitchers have over batted balls and an analysis of hot and cold zones for hitters. "We’re definitely excited to have someone with his background and interests," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "It’s a lot of the same things that we’re interested in studying."

Ultimate Astros » Astros add ‘Baseball Prospectus’ alum Fast in drive for stats knowledge
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