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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 1/16/19

Avisail Garcia’s speed; evaluating player salary; pitchers who need to adjust

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FanGraphs | Jeff Sullivan: The Rays signed Avisail Garcia, and while he is known for his power, and Tampa Bay needed a right-handed power bat, he is also a good runner in a way one wouldn’t expect for his size.

Baseball Prospectus | Patrick Dubuque ($): Are player salaries... essential information? We don’t know anything about the books, except revenue, and yet we know what every player is paid. That certainly helps drive player salaries up, but is it really possible to paint a full picture that isn’t owner-centric when we only know that piece of the puzzle?

The Athletic | Eno Sarris ($): Some pitchers are just one adjustment from being good or even great; some of those would be Carson Fulmer, Trevor Richards, or Shane Bieber. Whether it’s changing repertoire or honing one pitch, baseball is always a game of who adjusts and who does not.