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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 11/16/18

Voting for Justin Verlander; maximal bullpenning; another look at Mauer’s HoF case

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

FanGraphs | Jeff Sullivan: Jeff voted for Justin Verlander despite Blake Snell winning, with the reasoning being that even though Snell’s raw numbers were better, a lot of that came down to performance with runners in scoring position, where Verlander actually did better by a predictive stat like xwOBA.

Baseball Prospectus | Russell A. Carleton ($): Despite what people think, starters who can go three times through the order aren’t going anywhere. The maximal bullpenning a team can do isn’t that much further than what they’re doing now, and those pitchers become even more valuable as they free up a roster spot for more high leverage relievers.

Bill James Online | Dave Fleming: Here’s another Joe Mauer Hall of Fame post. This one compares his case to that of Mickey Cochrane and Bill Dickey, who have almost identical offensive peaks.