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Clubhouse Spread: links served cold - 6/27/19

Strategic substitutes; Mike Moustakas mashing; stolen bases disappearing

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Managing Editor Matt Provenzano is a away for a few days, so Clubhouse Spread returns!!! It’s... basically the same thing as Morning Mound Visit. Enjoy.

Baseball Prospectus | Rob Mains: Mains evaluates some fascinating data about bench utilization, and the strategic differences between the NL and AL.

FanGraphs | Devan Fink:Mike Moustakas went from an above-average hitter to elite. Fink explores the one subtle adjustment that has made all the difference.

The Athletic | Michael Salfino ($): At least in one sense, MLB players are behaving more politely on the basepaths— which is to say they aren’t stealing as many bases. Salfino investigates what happened to the stolen base.