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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 7/20/19

What to make of Shane Greene; the the Mets’ pitching workloads; trends to look out for

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FanGraphs | Tony Wolfe: Shane Greene, despite his inconsistency, has looked to reverse his fortunes by throwing the ball lower in the zone with more regularity. The result is fewer line drives and more groundballs, and thus more success with the Tigers.

Baseball Prospectus | Rob Arthur ($): With Zack Wheeler on the injured list, it’s fair to question Mickey Callaway and the Mets’ workload strategies. They are one of the only teams to have increased pitch counts over the last few years, which has been proven to increase the risk of injury and causes performance issues that carry over start to start.

The Ringer | Ben Lindbergh: We can see trends shaping the game in real-time, like with the Astros shifting, the Yankees throwing harder fastballs, or the Angels deciding to abandon the fastball entirely. All of these trends could stall or even accelerate over the next decade, further altering the landscape of the sport.