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

Note: Since writing this article, I’ve been working on a more objective way to approach pitch design. Check it out here. 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 … Continue reading Wes Johnson should help Jose Berrios develop a cutter