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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 5/29/19

RIP Bill Buckner; Kyle Hendricks continues to throw strikes; Joey Gallo embodies the era

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FanGraphs | Jay Jaffe: Rest in peace, Bill Buckner. Ultimately he won’t be defined by the one moment people replayed in his career. Instead, because we talk about him for that reason we remember him for his astonishing career, excellent batting eye, All Star appearances, and Curb Your Enthusiasm appearances.

Baseball Prospectus | Zach Crizer ($): Kyle Hendricks isn’t known for his stuff, but his command just keeps getting better and better. His called strike percentage is literally the highest in the majors, and he has continued to locate his pitches further up in the zone to compensate for velocity.

The Ringer | Michael Baumann: The game has become about strikeouts, walks, and home runs, and Joey Gallo walked through the door at the right time. Even though he has one of the three true outcomes two-thirds of the time, he has a 166 wRC+ and is projected to put up his third straight 40-plus home run season.