Clustering hitters on swing characteristics of balls in play

Note This is a long piece, so if you don’t really care about why or how I approached this, feel free to skip to Results and Analysis. Prologue I remember an instance during a high school baseball practice several years ago when one of my coaches was talking about how the best power hitters in … Continue reading Clustering hitters on swing characteristics of balls in play

Wes Johnson should help Jose Berrios develop a cutter

Developing a new pitch can be a great way for a pitcher to have a breakout season. In 2018, we saw breakouts from Trevor Bauer adding a slider, Adam Ottavino adding a cutter, and Patrick Corbin adding a curveball. A new pitch can sometimes be the missing puzzle piece when trying to figure out why … Continue reading Wes Johnson should help Jose Berrios develop a cutter