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Clubhouse Spread: links served cold - 7/1/19

Today’s links include the All-Star Game rosters, a better method for predicting the success of a pitch, and thoughts on two-way rookie Brendan McKay.

Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr. /Getty Images | staff writers: All-Star Game rosters have been announced. Opinions will vary on everyone except maybe Sandy Alcantara.

Baseball Prospectus | Rob Arthur ($): Arthur shows that a pitch’s characteristics are more predictive of future performance than results. For example, it’s nice if a pitcher’s curveball induces weak contact, but it’s better if it has elite speed and movement relative to other pitchers’ curves.

The Ringer | Michael Baumann: Baumann compares Brendan McKay, the Rays’ recently promoted two-way prospect, to Shohei Ohtani.