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Kiké Hernández has taken a step forward

Hernández has proven that he needs to be playing everyday.

Erik Kratz has been a big boost to the Brewers pitching staff

Pitch framing is important and he has been a good representation of that.

Wade Miley went from the minors to the NLCS

The Orioles didn’t even want to re-sign him.

Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/13/18

Ryan Pressly’s best pitch in baseball; catchers helping with pitcher rhythm; an ALCS preview; the Brewers’ stellar bullpen

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Red Sox vs. Astros ALCS preview

The two best teams in baseball meet, as we actually expected

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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/12/18

The decline of the starter; using barrels instead of speed+angle; why OPS works, mathematically

Time to shine: a look at some lesser-hyped NLCS players

Despite the Dodgers being playoff regulars, both LA and Milwaukee have some young, fun players to watch going into this year’s National League Championship Series.

The Astros are the best team left

They dominated the ALDS, giving us a reminder as to just how good they can be.

Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/11/18

Assigning blame to Aaron Boone; breaking down the attendance drop; an LCS defensive preview; how the Brewers should align their pitching

October baseball is nothing more than the box score

Defying the way the game is prepared for, the playoffs are a madhouse

The Cleveland Indians got eliminated but are primed to return next year

Despite a stars and scrubs roster, a weak division will ensure a return to the postseason next year.

Brewers vs. Dodgers NLCS Preview

Two teams with something different to prove face head to head for the pennant.

Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/10/18

The Rockies’ near-close series; the postseason velocity bump; Alex Bregman as villain

Farewell, Rocktober. We hardly knew ye

After an inspiring final month, the Rockies were unceremoniously bounced from the postseason.

Swing paths: the next frontier in baseball analytics?

Some teams might be using data on breaking ball movement and batter swing paths to create better scouting reports.

Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/9/18

The Dodgers’ ongoing investigation; Erik Kratz’s great story; the Yankees’ dark cloud

The fate of the Red Sox may hinge on the success of Rick Porcello

The Red Sox were far-and-away the best team over the course 162 regular season games. Unfortunately for Boston however, the playoffs are a different story.

The Statcast broadcast was successful for reasons beyond advanced stats

The advanced stats were great, but the broadcast was a refreshing change for reasons beyond that.


Aaron Judge has his mojo back

After a weak September, Aaron Judge is mashing in October.

The “Rick Porcello Curse” has been broken

I bet you didn’t even know that it existed.

The Brewers are on the verge of advancing thanks to Jhoulys Chacín

Chacín waited 10 years to make it to the postseason, and he’s making the most of it.

Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/6/18

The DV policy’s weak spot; the Large Yankees; things to watch for New York/Boston

Josh Donaldson is the Indians’ X-Factor

Imagine if the Indians acquired him just as he was getting back to form? Well, that would give them a pretty big boost.

Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/5/18

Veterans who could use a ring; Bill James WS prediction tool; updated xwOBA; Addison Russell’s hollow suspension

Eduardo Rodriguez, possible postseason relief ace

The Red Sox got Eduardo Rodriguez some last minute bullpen work late in the season. Could he play a major role, one different from his usual one, for their pitching staff this October?

The Yankees won by embodying modern baseball

Even if the A’s employed The Opener, the Yankees featured every trend of the last few years.

Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/4/18

The Cub’s non-dynasty; an underrated Jacob deGrom; postseason bullpen fatigue; the A’s as "underdogs"

Open Thread: AL Wild Card game

One of the best teams in the league will face off against the biggest surprise team this year.

Meet the postseason starter that was DFA’d in the same season

The "opener" role will be presented on its biggest stage yet tonight and Liam Hendriks will be the one to present it.

Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/3/18

Ranking postseason teams by projection; memorable wild card game moments; DRS leaders; final Cy Young predictions

Open Thread: NL Wild Card game

Let the playoffs begin!

The Chicago Cubs (other) MVP

Sometimes it takes an old timer to get a bunch of young stars to where they’re supposed to be

The Cubs haven’t hit when it matters most

The Cubs haven’t been themselves with the game on the line.

Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/2/18

Latin America federal investigation; remembering Joe Mauer; and remembering David Wright; Walker Buehler’s strategy

Marty’s musings: playoff time

Two 163s, and a whole lot of fun games to look forward to this week.


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