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Best podcasts about babip

Latest podcast episodes about babip

South Side Sox: for Chicago White Sox fans
South Side Sox Pregame Podcast 2 — Previewing ALDS Game 3 (The Blackout Game, Redux) — 2021-10-10

South Side Sox: for Chicago White Sox fans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 46:04


Two games down in the books for the 2021 ALDS, and yes, the White Sox are two games down. That said, it's Blackout Night! And we wear black and Sox Park not to mourn, but to kick some ass. Host Brett Ballantini is joined by Jacki Krestel, who tonight will be one of just a few thousand folks in the park also to have witnessed Blackout Game I back in 2008. That good juju alone should make this a 2-1 series. After an excessive delay, but in a nick of time, this podcast also marks the debut of SSS writer Scott Reichard's intro music, and if it doesn't get you fired up for tonight, nothing will. Here's some of what Brett and Jacki covered in our preview of Game 3: The roll luck — BABIP or otherwise — has played in the series so far The likelihood of that luck reversing with the series now in Chicago Particularly with Dylan Cease announced as Sunday's starter, the senselessness of leaving Michael Kopech on a cold slab in the bullpen for Games 1 and 2 in Houston The ridiculousness of some social media claims, be they degrading the South Siders as a vastly inferior team to Houston, or that “fans” should not be allowed to criticize the White Sox You will never guess who convinced Jacki to get to the ballgame tonight — a convert from the North Side! Blackout Game memories — and how vastly different this 2021 White Sox team is from the 2008 division champs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Friday Streamers & BABIP Risers and Fallers

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 17:51


Thanks for listening to Fantasy Baseball in 15 this season! Al and DVR discuss a few starting pitchers to consider streaming from Friday's slate, the biggest year-over-year risers and fallers in K-BB% among pitchers with an eye toward 2022. Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to our YouTube page: http://bit.ly/AthleticFantasy Email us: tafantasysports@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Baseball Rabbi Podcast
(113) The Historic Brewers Defense, the Collapse of the Cubs, the Resurgence of the Reds: Narratives from the NL Central

The Baseball Rabbi Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 55:17


The National League Central is so different from the chaotic NL East: each team's actual record is close to where advanced analytics says that the team should be. But the division is full of storylines, and the Baseball Rabbi offers them to you on a silver platter. The Brewers are actually really good, but in ways you might have missed. The Reds are interesting, even as they will likely be "that team" that just misses the playoffs. The Cubs' collapse was predictable because they're not very good; Javier Baez is actually making history, but not in a way that will make the denizens of Chicago smile. The Cardinals are falling apart (equal parts bad pitching and bad hitting), and the Pirates are a mess - but with some entertaining position players with surprising talent for achieving a high BABIP. Plus: the storylines that Pesach and Scott are watching in the second half (how low can the Diamondbacks go?), and what baseball rules are too fundamental to touch. Join the Baseball Rabbi team as a Patreon subscriber! Go to https://www.patreon.com/baseballrabbipodcast and sign up now for bonus episodes, merch, and more!

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
Inbox: How will the Giants manage their impending roster crunch?

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 25:32


On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from listeners about the state of the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: The Giants are a couple weeks out from when the roster will officially “crunch." Who on the active roster do you see gone by trade, option, or DFA? BABIP is a an indicator of lucky or unlucky hitting. Is there an equivalent for indicator for left-on-base ? Is seems like the Giants have left a ton on base, and maybe it's all just evening out because they've typically been scoring those guys. What role will Tyler Beede play post-All-Star break? Starter? Reliever? Neither? Why are the Giants so attached to Beede? His numbers are terrible. He still has control problems. Jake McGee throws a lot of pitches down the middle. When I heard he was a one pitch guy, I figured he had plus command. Strikes, yes; corners, no. Is this how he has historically pitched, or is he getting lucky this year? Does the fastball carry that much that this is expected to continue? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Fully Loaded Chew Fully Loaded Chew is offering LOCKED ON “TEAM” listeners a special offer – Right now you can try a can for just $1. Go to www.fullyloadedchew.com and use promo code: “LockedOn” Freshly Right now, Freshly is offering our listeners $40 off your first two orders when you go to Freshly.com/LockedOn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Statcast Podcast
The division leaders most likely to hang on | Plus: Please understand how spin works

Statcast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 56:41


MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about how the Chris Archer trade could still look better (or worse), check how the division leaders shape up and who is most likely to hang on, dive into how interesting the Astros have been this season, talk about Yoán Moncada's uncanny ability to post all-time BABIP, share how Jacob deGrom has changed his approach while still dominating, spotlight Cedric Mullins and Eric Haase, and rant about requiring context in spin rate investigations involving foreign substances and multiple instances of home runs being called back for missing bases

Karsch and Anderson
Karsch and Anderson - Doug and Gator don't understand BABIP!

Karsch and Anderson

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 29:03


The people try and help! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Brewers Extra Innings
Matt's Measureable Metric - BABIP

Brewers Extra Innings

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 2:58


Nats Chat
Game 38: Bote HR off Harris Sinks the Nats

Nats Chat

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 34:55


The Nationals lost 6-3 at the Cubs for a 2nd straight defeat.  Al & Mark yet again have no choice but to talk about the struggling offense, as Washington stranded 11 men on base.  Will things turnaround if Juan Soto continues to lack power?(13:16) A recap of Patrick Corbin's mediocre start, Al explains what "Corbin got BABIP'd" means. Focus turns to his battery mate Yan Gomes, who very quietly is having a strong season defensively.(22:48) A preview of Max Scherzer's Wednesday night start at Wrigley Field as he takes on Jake Arrieta, who is past his prime.  Finally, we play our first ever listener voice memo.  Email yours to natschatpodcast@gmail.com

The Torture Cast
Episode 279: Episode #221: Hello East Coast!

The Torture Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 58:39


Join all three of us as we dissect the road trip in Miami and Philadelphia, where the Giants maintained their .500 road record. The trip included a couple of shutouts, great pitching, heartbreaking losses, and a couple of fantastic comebacks. Where are all these pinch-hit homers coming from? We discuss Doval's debut, Cueto's injury, Giants with the unlucky BABIP and more in episode 221 of the TortureCast!. www.torturecast.com twitter.com/torturecast facebook.com/torturecast

Locked On Fantasy Baseball - Daily MLB Fantasy Podcast
Soto Injured Plus Exit Velocity for Low BABIP Hitters

Locked On Fantasy Baseball - Daily MLB Fantasy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 29:27


Scott Cullen checks in with some outfield options in the wake of Juan Soto landing on the IL then examines the exit velocity of hitters that are struggling with a low batting average on balls in play in the 2021 season. Digging deep on the waiver wire, injury updates, matchups and DFS value plays for Wednesday. Contact me on Twitter at @ByScottCullen or @LO_FantasyMLB. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Locked On Fantasy Baseball - Daily MLB Fantasy Podcast
Examining Exit Velocity For High BABIP Hitters

Locked On Fantasy Baseball - Daily MLB Fantasy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 25:09


Scott Cullen looks into MLB hitters that are putting up big numbers early but might have difficulty sustaining those numbers due to high batting average on balls in play (BABIP). A look at average exit velocity might offer some guidance for which players might be most likely to see their average crash. Digging deep on the waiver wire, injury updates, matchups and DFS value plays for Tuesday. Contact me on Twitter at @ByScottCullen or @LO_FantasyMLB.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

WagerTalk Podcast
Baseball Betting Tips and Strategy with Kelly Stewart and Dave Cokin

WagerTalk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 8:39


Looking for baseball betting tips and strategies? We have you covered! Direct from Las Vegas we check in with Kelly Stewart and Dave Cokin to get their top tips to have a profitable season wagering on MLB. Some of the winning sports betting tips Dave and Kelly will cover from a handicapper perspective:1. Risers and fallers (velocity)2. Contact rates (hard-hit percentage, BABIP)3. Diminishing returns (following pitcher patterns for live betting)

Sports Gambling Radio - By BangTheBook
The Bettor's Box MLB Betting Podcast April 8, 2021

Sports Gambling Radio - By BangTheBook

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 45:35


Host Adam Burke was in midseason form right away on today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box. Adam talked about what we’ve seen so far in terms of teams off to slow offensive starts and the reasons why. The new baseball may have a negative impact on some of the league’s best offensive teams, which led to some eye-opening analysis on offense and the teams that may end up struggling for this season. There are some big names on the list.After looking at some other early-season outliers to talk about the concept of regression, Adam recapped some line moves that we’ve seen so far and forecasted some line moves that are likely to continue as the baseball betting market takes shape. A conversation about BABIP and a few picks for Thursday fed into a preview of the weekend ahead with thoughts on Angels vs. Jays, A’s vs. Astros, and Phillies vs. Braves.

BangTheBook.Com -  Sports Betting Radio
ATS.io Sports Betting Radio Podcast - April 8, 2021

BangTheBook.Com - Sports Betting Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 46:00


Host Adam Burke was in midseason form right away on today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box. Adam talked about what we’ve seen so far in terms of teams off to slow offensive starts and the reasons why. The new baseball may have a negative impact on some of the league’s best offensive teams, which led to some eye-opening analysis on offense and the teams that may end up struggling for this season. There are some big names on the list. After looking at some other early-season outliers to talk about the concept of regression, Adam recapped some line moves that we’ve seen so far and forecasted some line moves that are likely to continue as the baseball betting market takes shape. A conversation about BABIP and a few picks for Thursday fed into a preview of the weekend ahead with thoughts on Angels vs. Jays, A’s vs. Astros, and Phillies vs. Braves.

Cleveland Baseball Mornings: An Indians Fan Podcast
2021 Season Game 4 - Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Baseball Mornings: An Indians Fan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 32:24


It's Game 4 of the 2021 Season and the Cleveland Indians lose their Home Opener to the Kansas City Royals 3-0. On today's show we are talking about the Indians "Piggybacking" their starters with Allen and McKenzie and what the strategy is there, we'll check in on Cleveland's team BABIP and how it compares to the rest of the league, and name our MVP for a Day. If you want to share your thoughts on the game or anything Cleveland baseball you can find me on twitter @daveyberris, you can email the show ClevelandBaseballMornings@gmail.com, or leave a message on the anchor app and we'll play it back on the show. Now available on iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-cleveland-baseball-morning-70571254/ Now available on Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/17e3d70a-dd9e-4ed3-a6fc-2ef5d6f58bb8/Cleveland-Baseball-Mornings-An-Indians-Fan-Podcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/clevelandbaseballmornings/message

Kap & Co
3/12 8 AM: Baseball Changes

Kap & Co

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 42:36


MLB is making rule changes to increase BABIP. No more infield shifts. Shot or No Shot. Who is the best basketball player all time in Illinois?

Say Hey Podcast
22. Part 2: The Art of Sabermetrics w/ Charlie Baldwin

Say Hey Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 49:51


Recorded: 2/20/21 In this episode, Doug is joined by Charlie Baldwin of SFanGraphs to discuss Sabermetrics and its use in today's MLB. Players discussed in Part 2 for defesnive metrics are Shane Bieber, Kevin Gausman, Jarlin Garcia, and Jake McGee using ERA, K/BB ratio, FiP, BABIP, xFIP, WAR. Social: @sayheypodcast on Twitter and IG Go join: Giants Chatter on Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/groups/giantschatter/ Twitter: @SayHeyDoug and @SayHeyRob SPONSOR: Manteca Bedquarters-www.mantecabedquarters.com Music: Extreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/r... Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast
Catcher, First Base, and Second Base Tiers! (1/18 Fantasy Baseball Podcast)

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 64:24


It's tiers week here on the pod! Today we're starting with catcher, first base, and second base. But first, how do you define tiers in Fantasy Baseball (1:09)? How do you use them in a traditional draft or a salary draft? ... We don't have much news to report but what are Scott's thoughts on Corey Kluber to the Yankees (6:31)? Martin Perez returned to the Red Sox while the Angels signed catcher Kurt Suzuki. ... Catcher tiers (10:18)! The elite tier is filled with one player and you guessed it, JT Realmuto. ... In the near elite tier, do you prefer Salvador Perez or Willson Contreras at their current costs (12:40)? Is Will Smith's transformation legit? What's up with Gary Sanchez's price? ... For the fallback options, does Sean Murphy deserve to be higher (19:40)? ... For the elite tier at first base, we have Freddie Freeman, Cody Bellinger and... DJ LeMahieu (30:05)? Bellinger vs. Freeman at the top. ... The near elite tier features the bad BABIP bros Anthony Rizzo and Matt Olson among others (36:40). ... For the next best things, we have Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the best shape of his life (39:15)! ... Second base is still not a great position (47:06). For the elite tier, LeMahieu or Ozzie Albies? ... The next best things tier is a wacky one (50:54). Are Brandon Lowe and Cavan Biggio worth top-70 picks? We wrap up with thoughts on Dylan Moore (57:22). ... Email us at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @FBTPod, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dear Baseball Gods,
EP107 – BABIP (Batting Average on Balls in Play) Plus Is Bunting Good or Bad?

Dear Baseball Gods,

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 26:43


In this episode, Dan discusses BABIP (batting average on balls in play) and the importance of understanding what BABIP is especially for … EP107 – BABIP (Batting Average on Balls in Play) Plus Is Bunting Good or Bad? Read More »

Locked On Fantasy Baseball - Daily MLB Fantasy Podcast
Pitchers Facing BABIP Regression in 2021

Locked On Fantasy Baseball - Daily MLB Fantasy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 17:20


Scott Cullen examines pitchers who benefitted from having a low BABIP in 2020 and how much that might hurt their numbers in 2021. Also, no universal DH and a closer gets traded. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Locked On Fantasy Baseball - Daily MLB Fantasy Podcast
Pitchers With Bad BABIP Luck in 2020

Locked On Fantasy Baseball - Daily MLB Fantasy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 15:45


Scott Cullen looks at the pitchers whose results were made worse by an inflated batting average on balls in play in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Locked On Fantasy Baseball - Daily MLB Fantasy Podcast
Hitters Looking at BABIP Improvement

Locked On Fantasy Baseball - Daily MLB Fantasy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 17:19


Scott Cullen checks in with some of the hitters that were especially unlucky at the plate in the shortened 2020 season and might be looking to bounce back in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Locked On Fantasy Baseball - Daily MLB Fantasy Podcast

Scott Cullen examines hitters whose results in 2020 were inflated by unsustainable batting average on balls in play and looks ahead to what can be expected from them in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Common Sense Fantasy Baseball
Ep 36: Striking out

Common Sense Fantasy Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2020 6:04


Some thoughts on strike out rate, BABIP, and what they mean for batting average. Connect with me on Twitter @commonsensefbb!

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1579: Our Favorite Small-Sample Seasons So Far

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2020 82:35


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about MLB’s BABIP bouncing back from its unusually low early level, the Tigers calling up a trio of top prospects in an attempted playoff push, and Cardinals rookie Roel Ramirez’s unprecedented debut, then answer a listener email with a Stat Blast about the longest regular-season and postseason team vs. […]

Prospects Live Podcast
Dynasty Show: Which Rookie Performances Are For Real?

Prospects Live Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2020 62:46


In this week’s episode of the Prospects Live Dynasty Show (available on our YouTube channel as well!), Eddy, Ralph and Matt go through some of the overperformers and underperformers to see who’s real, react to Spencer Howard and more. 0:15 - What would make you charge a batter?4:07 - What you missed on PLive8:31 - STL and their COVID dilemma9:35 - Rafael Montero bids11:56 - Who benefits from an eventual Laureano suspension13:18 - Spencer Howard expectations moving forward20:08 - Playing Would You Rather with Spencer Howard25:02 - Jo Adell ice cold, should we have seen this coming?32:47 - Luis Robert’s .472 BABIP and season outlook42:42 - Trying to figure out Evan White’s struggles48:05 - Is Trent Grisham a buy high candidate?52:55 - Is Grisham a top 20 dynasty OF already?54:08 - Any Callups of note coming this week (not really)56:32 - Live TGFBI FAAB Reactions (Eddy has $4 left)

Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast
What to learn from small sample sizes and finding the next edge

Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2020 64:52


Hello and welcome to the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast! Yahoo's Scott Pianowski and fantasy baseball pioneer Ron Shandler discuss what to focus on and what to ignore when it comes to stats in a short season, what predictions get wrong and their favorite out of nowhere fantasy seasons..[Create or Join a 2020 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball League for free today!]Since the season is 60% shorter, it's tough to ignore early slumps when it comes to players. Scott and Ron discuss what to focus on and what to ignore when it comes to making decisions early on in the season. And while stats like BABIP and spin rate have it into mainstream baseball analysis, the pair explain why another stat revolution could be coming if someone can crack the code.And, we wrap up the show with a nod toward Ron Shandler's famous LIMA (Low Investment Mound Aces) plan and draft our favorite unexpected breakout seasons in fantasy baseball history. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe on your podcast provider of choice and send us your questions for future episodes on Twitter @YahooFantasy.Follow Scott @Scott_PianowskiCheck out the rest of the Yahoo Sports Podcast family at https://apple.co/2Abi8jk or at yahoosports.com/podcasts See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Fastball Fantasy Baseball
BABIP? Again?

Fastball Fantasy Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2020 23:37


In today’s episode I go over the pitching version of BABIP. I offer plenty of player examples and a detailed analysis of how to use BABIP as an evaluation tool. In the second segment I review some of the changes to this season and how those changes will affect Fantasy Baseball . --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/taylor-tarter/support

Locked On Fantasy Baseball - Daily MLB Fantasy Podcast

A look at the best and worst pitchers by batting average on balls in play last season and how that might affect perception of them coming into the 2020 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast
Mailbag! Answering Your Questions Plus ADP Breakdown (03/27 Fantasy Baseball Podcast)

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2020 68:22


We break down the latest reports about what a shortened season might look like, then reveal our favorite picks from Rounds 19-21. Then, we run through a bunch of listener questions about BABIP luck, Nick Senzel’s chances, a long-term look at Fernando Tatis and Keston Hiura and more. 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @CBSFantasyBB, @AdamAizer, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Download our printable Draft Kit from CBSSports.com/draftkit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fastball Fantasy Baseball
BABIP and Draft/Cut/Keep

Fastball Fantasy Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2020 15:56


Talking about BABIP, the “luck” statistic and answering questions about who you should draft, cut, or keep. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/taylor-tarter/support

Locked On Angels - Daily Podcast On The Los Angeles Angels

If you don't understand analytics, that's perfectly fine. Taylor Blake Ward takes an entire show in a series with unknown amount of shows following explaining some of the games new numbers and how you can calculate them at home. Today, he starts with BABIP and wOBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast
Biggest Rankings Movers + 10 Biggest Busts (Ep. 273)

FantasyPros - Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2020 64:28


Joe Pisapia, author of the Fantasy Black Book series, is back with us for another fun-filled episode! Together, we go over the biggest risers and fallers in our rankings and predict this year's biggest busts. Kyle Wright (6:29) has made a strong case for a spot in Atlanta's rotation and David Price (17:09) seems to have gotten over the cyst that ailed him last year. Is Ketel Marte (31:56) poised to produce top-notch numbers again or do the underlying metrics suggest a regression? And will Tim Anderson's (49:10) production dip after posting an incredibly high BABIP last season?

Sports Gambling Radio - By BangTheBook
The Bettor's Box MLB Betting Podcast March 12, 2020

Sports Gambling Radio - By BangTheBook

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2020 41:37


With so much uncertainty out there in the sports world and in the world in general, it can be a little bit tricky to figure out what to focus on in a betting sense. Surprisingly, that wasn’t the case on today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box, our MLB betting podcast. Host Adam Burke had a lot to talk about and a lot of different things to say about what he looks for when betting on baseball and injury updates for Spring Training. Adam discussed which Spring Training stats matter and which ones have some actual use as we head into the regular season. There are a few pitchers that stand out and Adam made sure to mention those and whether or not he believes what he is seeing.That led to a discussion about stabilization points and why Adam uses the stats that he does in order to handicap games, including a discussion on ERA, BABIP, and LOB% and what makes them stats that are so conducive to betting on or against pitchers. He also talked about some updated injury situations for Spring Training and what their potential impacts could be heading into the regular season. Aaron Nola, Byron Buxton, Chris Sale, Carlos Carrasco, and Paul Goldschmidt were some of the names mentioned on that segment.

Sports Gambling Radio - By BangTheBook
The Bettor's Box MLB Betting Podcast March 12, 2020

Sports Gambling Radio - By BangTheBook

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2020 41:37


With so much uncertainty out there in the sports world and in the world in general, it can be a little bit tricky to figure out what to focus on in a betting sense. Surprisingly, that wasn’t the case on today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box, our MLB betting podcast. Host Adam Burke had a lot to talk about and a lot of different things to say about what he looks for when betting on baseball and injury updates for Spring Training. Adam discussed which Spring Training stats matter and which ones have some actual use as we head into the regular season. There are a few pitchers that stand out and Adam made sure to mention those and whether or not he believes what he is seeing. That led to a discussion about stabilization points and why Adam uses the stats that he does in order to handicap games, including a discussion on ERA, BABIP, and LOB% and what makes them stats that are so conducive to betting on or against pitchers. He also talked about some updated injury situations for Spring Training and what their potential impacts could be heading into the regular season. Aaron Nola, Byron Buxton, Chris Sale, Carlos Carrasco, and Paul Goldschmidt were some of the names mentioned on that segment.

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The Bettor's Box MLB Betting Podcast March 12, 2020

BangTheBook.Com - Sports Betting Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2020 42:00


With so much uncertainty out there in the sports world and in the world in general, it can be a little bit tricky to figure out what to focus on in a betting sense. Surprisingly, that wasn’t the case on today’s edition of The Bettor’s Box, our MLB betting podcast. Host Adam Burke had a lot to talk about and a lot of different things to say about what he looks for when betting on baseball and injury updates for Spring Training. Adam discussed which Spring Training stats matter and which ones have some actual use as we head into the regular season. There are a few pitchers that stand out and Adam made sure to mention those and whether or not he believes what he is seeing. That led to a discussion about stabilization points and why Adam uses the stats that he does in order to handicap games, including a discussion on ERA, BABIP, and LOB% and what makes them stats that are so conducive to betting on or against pitchers. He also talked about some updated injury situations for Spring Training and what their potential impacts could be heading into the regular season. Aaron Nola, Byron Buxton, Chris Sale, Carlos Carrasco, and Paul Goldschmidt were some of the names mentioned on that segment.

Fantasy Baseball in 15
Marlins Fantasy Movement, Tiers Tuesday & Investigating BABIP

Fantasy Baseball in 15

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2020 16:47


Rundown 1:10 Villar to CF Impact 4:10 Bad News for Berti & Big Boost for Cooper 5:45 Value of Tiers 10:10 Featured Reads: 'Can you win with Ronald Acuña, Jacob deGrom and no top 20 picks?' by Moving MLB Averages & Investigating BABIP   Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBB Follow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Save 40% on your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

In This League Fantasy Baseball
Episode 343 - Advanced Stats with Alex Chamberlain

In This League Fantasy Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2020 98:13


Maybe you are so smart Advanced stats aren't so advanced, or maybe you haven't even processed BABIP or Hard Hit %. Either way, Bogman and Welsh have you covered, as Alex Chamberlain of FanGraphs joins the show to talk about the basics and the next gen advanced stats. How to apply to fantasy, what the mean and some player conversations. A dedicated show to advance stats and more!If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe to us on iTunes here. If you REALLY enjoy the podcast and want to shout it from the roof tops, consider rating and reviewing us! We can also be found on TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud. Listening with the above apps, or a podcast aggregator gives you the best listening experience!Join up to be a member of the army and support your boys to create more and more fantasy baseball content that not only wins your league, but makes you laugh! Monthly Secret Shows to make you laugh, a monthly fantasy chat, giveaways, discount codes and more! Find it all at the ITL Army Page Today at www.patreon.com/itlarmyFollow the guys on Twitter @IsItTheWelsh and @BogmanSports

SP Streamer Fantasy Baseball Podcast
SP Streamer Episode 6: Fantasy Baseball Blind Comparisons!

SP Streamer Fantasy Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2020 42:54


In this episode Cory (@cory5ott) joins me in discussing some blind comparisons. Blind comparisons are when you give two sets of data to compare solely on numbers and without name recognition. 3:15 Boyd vs Bauer 185.1 IP - 11.56 K/9 - 4.32 FIP - 3.88 xFIP - 3.61 SIERA - 2.43 BB/9 213.0 IP - 10.69 K/9 - 4.34 FIP - 4.33 xFIP - 4.14 SIERA - 3.46 BB/9 5:30 Buehler vs Strasburg (182.1 IP) .221 AVG, 3.26 ERA, 3.00 FIP, 3.49 SIERA, 1.04 WHIP, 215 K (209 IP) .208 AVG, 3.32 ERA, 3.19 FIP, 3.50 SIERA, 1.04 WHIP, 251 K 8:30 Bumgarner vs Marquez 19.0 K-BB% - .241 Avg - 3.90 ERA - 4.31 xFIP - 4.15 SIERA - 1.30 HR/9 19.4 K-BB% - .256 Avg - 4.76 ERA - 3.54 xFIP - 3.85 SIERA - 1.50 HR/9 11:30 Yarbrough vs Chirinos (141.2 IP) 3.55 FIP, 3.98 xFIP, 4.11 SIERA, .264 BABIP, 0.95 HR/9 (133 IP) 4.44 FIP, 4.11 xFIP, 4.25 SIERA, .246 BABIP, 1.55 HR/9 13:30 Strasburg vs Ryu 51.1 GB% - 16.2 HR/FB - 3.8 Barrels/PA - 29.9 K% - 1.03 HR/9 - 87.3 Avg Exit Velo 50.4 GB% - 13.0 HR/FB - 3.5 Barrels/PA - 22.5 K% - 0.84 HR/9 - 85.3 Avg Exit Velo 17:15 E. Hernandez vs Pivetta (82.1 IP) 32.0 O-swing%, 44.3 Zone%, 11.6 SwStr%, 9.29 K/9, 24.1 K% (93 IP) 29.8 O-swing%, 43.2 Zone%, 10.0 SwStr%, 8.55 K/9, 21.1 K% 21:15 Gibson vs Berrios 36.0 O-Swing% - 34.2 Zone% - 13.1 SwStr% - 9.0 K/9 - 23.2 K% 36.4 O-Swing% - 43.4 Zone% - 10.8 SwStr% - 8.76 K/9 - 23.2 K% 24:45 Boyd vs Ray (185.1 IP) 35.6 GB%, 15.3 HR/FBLD%, 9.0 Barrel%, 30.1 K%, 88.2 MPH EV(a) (174.1 IP) 37.0 GB%, 13.6 HR/FBLD%, 10.7 Barrel%, 31.5 K%, 86.7 MPH EV(a) 28:15 Flaherty vs Greinke 31.8 pVAL on FB 16.3 pVAL on SL -1.8 pVAL of Curve -2.4 pVAL on CH 12.5 pVAL on FB -3.4 pVAL on SL 15.6 pVAL on Curve 16.1 pVAL on CH 32:30 Bieber vs Samardzija 12.0 FB pVAL, 12.0 SL pVal, 2.5 CU pVAL, -1.1 CH pVAL 7.1 FB, pVAL, 9.8 SL pVAL, -2.6 CU pVAL, 9.0 CT pVAL 36:15 Buehler vs Morton .229 xBA - .368 xSLG - .275 xwOBA - 3.5 Brls/PA - 88.6 Exit Velo - 29.2 K% .220 xBA - .340 xSLG - .274 xwOBA - 3.0 Brls/PA - 86.7 Exit Velo - 30.4 K% Follow us on twitter @SPStreamer Check out our website: SPStreamer.com

Baseballogy
Episode 89 - Sneaky Decent

Baseballogy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2019 83:29


In this episode, Drew and Adam open with discussion about Albert Belle, and then proceed into discussion about some major moves around the league including Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, and others. Later, Drew dives into Wade Miley's pitch tipping, and finds a not so exciting conclusion. Afterward, Drew examines the highest disparity between FIP and ERA over the course of a single player's career, and finds a race you can watch next season! Later, Adam goes behind enemy lines and discusses some of the Twins options for the remainder of the offseason. Finally, Drew discusses how much longer Mike Trout will be the best player in baseball, and Adam sticks up for Tyler Clippard, who has outlandish BABIP numbers.

Gleeman and The Geek - An Unauthorized Minnesota Twins Podcast

Aaron and John talk about the Twins coming up empty in their pursuit of "impact pitching" via free agency, shooting their final shot for Josh Donaldson, beefing up the bullpen with fan favorite Sergio Romo and BABIP god Tyler Clippard, losing out on Madison Bumgarner, whether the Indians or the White Sox are scarier, and a bonus clip of our Patreon-only interview with Dustin Morse. 

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1472: The Stories We Missed in 2019 (Part 2)

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2019 73:36


Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about Scott Boras’s mystifying goose metaphor and then, in the second installment of a three-part series, discuss stories that they overlooked about 10 more teams in 2019, touching on a Fernando Tatis Jr. fun fact and BABIP extremes, Ian Kinsler cursing, JD Hammer, Scott Kingery, and a Phillie Phanatic […]

Framing The Conversation: A Baseball Podcast featuring Taylor Davis, Devan Fink, and Jeremy Frank

Taylor, Devan, and Jeremy introduce themselves and the podcast, BABIP, walks, Nolan Arenado and the Rockies, the Nationals' 2020 plans, trade scenarios, and much, much more about baseball in the first episode of Framing The Conversation.

Pinstripe Strong - Yankees Podcast
EP49| Yankees Sweep Twins | ALDS over onto ALCS | Pinstripe Strong Podcast

Pinstripe Strong - Yankees Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2019 61:51


ALDS OVER YANKEES SWEEP RAYS! CHRISMCFLY COMEBACK  in this episode we talk about -GAME 3 and the breakdown -how impressive Severino and Gleyber are -Twins disrespected BABIP gods? -Are the Yankees and twins really only 2 games different? Like Comment Subscribe and Share! Turn on notifications Follow me on Twitter : JoezMcfly @chrismcfly28 instagram: JoezMcfly @chrismcfly28 Twitter & IG : PinstripeStrong for the channel Leave a Voice message to be played on a future podcast at the like Below https://anchor.fm/joezmcfly/message Subscribe to the Pinstripe Strong Podcast on all podcast formats. https://shop.jomboymedia.com/collections/pinstripe-strong #yankees #nyy #mlb #pinstripepride --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/joezmcfly/support

Minor League Baseball Podcast
#228: Red Sox's Tanner Houck

Minor League Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2019 64:31


No. 5 Red Sox prospect Tanner Houck discusses his move to a starting role in the AFL. Tyler and Sam talk about prospect BABIP in 2019.

Minor League Baseball Podcast
#228: Red Sox prospect Tanner Houck

Minor League Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2019 64:31


No. 5 Red Sox prospect Tanner Houck discusses his move back to a starting role in the Arizona Fall League and the development of his pitching repertoire. Also, Tyler and Sam talk about BABIP and its influence on prospect stat lines, and Ben brings info from this year's Innovators Summit in El Paso.

BatFlip Crazy
Episode 82: July 3 Mailbag

BatFlip Crazy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2019 49:24


Episode 82 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast features answers to mailbag questions from Twitter. Topics include the struggles of Paul Goldschmidt and Austin Meadows, Edwin Encarnacion’s BABIP, possible second half pitching breakouts, catcher depth, the legitimacy of Aaron Nola’s return to dominance, and more. Players discussed (in order): Edwin Encarnacion, Daniel Murphy, Austin Meadows, Aaron Nola, Elisier Hernandez, Griffin Canning, Mike Clevinger, Robbie Ray, Vince Velasquez, Roberto Perez, James McCann, Brian McCann, Chance Sisco, Pedro Severino, Elias Díaz, Carson Kelly, Danny Jansen, Curt Casals, Paul Goldschmidt, Cesar Hernandez, Dansby Swanson and Elisier Hernandez (again). Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast
06/11: Fun With FanGraphs, Mon. Recap and More (Fantasy Baseball Podcast)

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2019 63:48


We begin the show with some SP rankings (2:00) of Mike Minor, Yu Darvish, German Marquez and Griffin Canning. Interesting notes on each of them and why you shouldn't panic on Marquez ... News and notes (13:24), double dongs (18:00) as Scott Kingery and Eduardo Escobar are among the five players who hit two HRs yesterday, fringy SPs (26:40) such as Anibal Sanchez and we discuss Mookie Betts' disappointing season (31:00) and Freddie Freeman's incredible season (34:00) and what we expect going forward. Plus bullpen notes (35:40) ... Fun With FanGraphs (38:30)! We take a look at the leaders in hard contact rate, BABIP and pitcher HR/FB rate and what it means for Fantasy owners. Who should we be buying and who should we sell? And we dedicate plenty of time to your emails (52:30) ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball Hour
Episode 5: Breaking BABiP.

Fantasy Baseball Hour

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2019 37:32


Matt and Mike discuss how playing practical DFS strategies can win you realistic money and help your monthly finances. Mike FINALLY gets Matt to talk wrestling as the boys talk AEW Wrestling as well as vital waiver wire adds. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Fantasy Best Friends Forever
5/1, Part 2: Buying or Selling Mallex Smith, Walker Buehler stash, lists and more...

Fantasy Best Friends Forever

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2019 57:25


Gregg, Frank, and Chris Ventra open the second hour of the show with Gregg and Frank arguing if Mallex Smith is worth holding on to in 12-team leagues, after the Mariners sent him down to the minors. The guys agree that Walker Buehler is worth buying, but with his injury issues, he is someone you want to stash for later in the season. Later, the guys list out some of their top values by ranking their BABIP. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

The Baseball Rabbi Podcast
(29) The Historic (and Strange) Red Sox Outfield of the Late '70s, and Line Drive Master Domingo Santana

The Baseball Rabbi Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2019 28:13


The right fielder had the highest career value; the center fielder had the highest peak; but the left fielder is the guy who's in the Hall. Pesach and Scott take a closer look at the fascinating Red Sox outfield of 1975-1980, with a special focus on the great Freddie Lynn and his HOF-deserving-if-he-weren't-injured-so-much career. Plus: more on line drives and BABIP, and Seattle's budding superstar Domingo Santana.

Frogs O' War: for TCU Horned Frogs fans
Ep. 40: Stats O' War's love letter to Kouat Noi

Frogs O' War: for TCU Horned Frogs fans

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2019 35:30


Parker takes a deep dive into the impact of Kouat Noi when he's on (or off) the court, and explores just how much better the Frogs are with Noi in the lineup. He also expounds on a funny moniker (BABIP) to add context to how great TCU baseball's start at the plate has been, and he explores a number that might show us a little something about TCU football.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast
02/01: Altuve or Lindor? SP Tiers and Mailbag (Fantasy Baseball Podcast)

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2019 63:01


Is Francisco Lindor really better than Jose Altuve, or are people too low on Altuve after his 2018 struggles? We kick off the show with that debate and then get into rankings disputes for Jake Bauers (9:25) and Trevor Bauer (14:25) ... Scott's tiers are published and we'll discuss his SP tiers (18:00). How many Top 24 SPs do we want? ... News and notes (27:00) including thoughts on Shohei Ohtani and Greg Holland. Plus another round of "Who is This Year's ___" (34:00) as we try to guess the next major bust, young SP to break out, middle relief Roto specialist and more. We also read a lot of your emails (46:00) as we answer questions about Ian Happ, Rougned Odor, BABIP and our favorite league formats ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

BatFlip Crazy
Episode 45: Luis Castillo, Jeff McNeil & Marcell Ozuna

BatFlip Crazy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2018 72:05


Episode 45 profiles Reds SP Luis Castillo, Mets 2B Jeff McNeil and Cardinals OF Marcell Ozuna. What is they key to making Castillo’s 2019 more like his rookie campaign than his disappointing sophomore efforr? Is McNeil worth drafting higher than some solid veterans with similar skills? Should we expect Ozuna version 2018 or 2017? I also explore a new concept that has me enthused—the psychology of BABIP regression—and give my thoughts on the big three-way trade between the Rays, Indians and Mariners. Let’s dive in! Topics discussed: Luis Castillo (10:25), Jeff McNeil (35:49), Marcell Ozuna (48:34) and the psychology of BABIP regression (1:03:55). Twitter: @BatFlipCrazy.

BatFlip Crazy
Episode 44: German Marquez & Jon Gray

BatFlip Crazy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2018 55:17


Episode 44 profiles two Rockies SP with very different ADP trends in German Marquez and Jon Gray. Can fantasy owners trust a Rockies SP enough to draft him in the top 75? Can Jon Gray right his previous wrongs (and those BABIP issues)? Let’s dig in. Players discussed: German Marquez (8:36) and Jon Gray (28:33). Twitter: @BatFlipCrazy.

Bat Flips And Nerds
Episode 89 - Stat Tips From Nerds

Bat Flips And Nerds

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2018 68:47


Russell Eassom and Darius give the listeners (well, at least two of them, anyway) what they want with an exclusively stat-focused listener question show. Questions answered range from 'what is a good batting average?' to 'FanGraphs or Baseball Reference WAR?', with a whole lot more on their favourite stats, the limitations of defensive metrics, combining the human and analytical side of the game, and what stats they would like to see on a broadcast.Sabermetric Starter Cards: http://www.banishedtothepen.com/saber-starter/Russell's latest piece on the Rays: http://batflipsandnerds.com/2018/08/27/the-rays-are-breaking-baseball-records/ 

Balls and Sticks
Episode 12: The Good, the Bad, and the Injured

Balls and Sticks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2018 33:00


Jim Thome's HOF induction (1:30), Meg's reaction to the Osuna trade (3:34), LeBron James' new school (10:15), recent success from Bryce Harper (14:15) and the Red Sox (16:30) and the Oakland A's (18:35), recent impactful injuries (20:05), how Collin McHugh has put together such a successful season as a reliever (22:52) with our stat of the week: BABIP (27:03). See this episode's associated blog post here, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Instagram!

Fantasy Toolz Podcast
Episode 2.23 - Algorithm Club

Fantasy Toolz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2018 30:11


2.23 critiques novels employing MLB fan cheap shots (0:37), identifies the Twins firesale (1:26), reviews an astronomical analysis of baseball stadiums (3:31), introduces the week’s algorithm challenge topic: simple univariate outlier detection(4:36), identifies pitching outliers using fastball velocity data (6:49), discusses the application of Kernel Density Estimation (KDE) on BABIP (batting average on balls in play) for identifying outliers (16:32), ponders algorithms & bias (23:50), and reviews the Life of Brian (25:58).

Absolute Bunts
Absolute Bunts - Episode with an Expert 1 - Tom Pringle

Absolute Bunts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2018 64:26


**Absolute Bunts is the podcast in which two men who know nothing about baseball talk about baseball.** Except this week, there is a twist. Jon Mackenzie is not joined by his good friend Henry Cooke but is joined instead by resident Bat Flips and Nerds expert-in-chief Tom Pringle. They talk about Tom's route into the game, how he watches the game, the Bat Flips and Nerds community and the wider UK baseball community which is coming together next season for a two-game series in London in which the Yankees take on the Red Sox. After that, they discuss: * The evil world of Thomas the Tank * Steve Irwin's untimely death at the fins of a dastardly ray (genus unknown) * How hard can batting actually be? * BABIP - not as difficult as it might seem (still bloody difficult) * Who's gonna win that there World Series * Are lamb lunches shit? And many other things. Enjoy!

Just Baseball
S06E16 – Die Aufnahme vom 24.06.2018

Just Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2018 95:45


Laufende Nummer 224 Andreas hat ein verdientes freies Wochenende, also kümmern sich Axel und Florian um das Geschehen in der MLB. Im Osten der American League bleibt es bei dem gleichen Bild der letzten Wochen: Yankees vor Red Sox. Judge und Stanton hauen den Ball entweder aus dem Stadion oder gehen mit einem Strikeout zurück ins Dugout. Wir wundern uns aber nicht, ihre offensive Leistung ist sonst ja richtig gut. In Boston gab es in der letzten Woche viel zu feiern und viele Spieler liefern weiter gute Zahlen ab. Eine dunkle dunkle Wolke ist aber der BABIP von Jacky Bradly Jr. (So in Ordnung Andreas?). Der Rest der Division ist immer noch nicht gut und wir haben nur wenige Nachrichten. Gerade bei den Orioles gibt es sehr wenige davon. Die Central wird angeführt von den Indians. Schlauer als letzte Woche sind wir immer noch nicht, was ihr Leistungsvermögen angeht. Es ist aber schon mal gut, ein Polster aufzubauen mit einer Serie von 6 Siegen in Folge. Die Royals sehen im Moment sehr schlecht da und wir haben wenig Hoffnung, dass es noch besser wird. Der Westen der American League bleibt eigentlich bis zum 4. Platz spannend, wenn nicht die Astros und Mariners so viele Siege vorlegen würden. Wir kommen dann zur Lobehudelei rund um Mike Trout. Lest bitte den Beitrag. Es ist unfassbar gut, was er Tag für Tag leistet. Wir sehen vermutlich einen der besten Spieler aller Zeiten gerade zu, wie er es wird: Vielleicht sogar der beste Spieler aller Zeiten. In der National League ist der Osten spannend, wenn er auch nicht gut ist. Wir rätseln, was mit den Braves, Phillies und Nationals zu tun ist. Die einen sind zu früh dran, die anderen versprechen schon seit Jahren mehr. Die Trading Deadline wird sehr spannend werden diesen Sommer. Auch und vor allem für die Mets. Was passiert mit deGrom oder Syndergaard. In der Central halten sich die Brewers weiter sehr gut und wehren immer wieder die Serien der Cubs ab. Mehr Geschichten haben wir dann nicht mehr übrig, es gibt sehr viel Mittelmaß in der Liga. Der Westen scheint auf den ersten Blick spannender, ist es aber in Wahrheit nicht. Die Dogders streben nach der Spitze in der Division, alle anderen Teams wirken merkwürdig grau und unspektakulär. Natürlich können wir ein zwei Minuten über die Giants unterbringen, wir wissen ja, was die Hörer wollen. Die Sendung runden wir mit einem Blick auf die Baseball Bundesliga ab. Außerdem haben wir wieder jede Menge Geschichten aus allen Teilen des Spiels und hoffen Ihr habt Spaß daran. Wenn das so ist freuen wir uns natürlich wie ein frisch paniertes Schnitzel über Kommentare hier oder dort und ganz besonders über Rezensionen und Bewertungen auf itunes. Falls Ihr uns zudem noch etwas Gutes tun wollt und vielleicht auch eine kleine Spende an unseren Server und das Equipment odern unseren Trip zur Baseball-EM loswerden wollt, dann schaut doch mal bei unserem brandneuen Spenden-Button vorbei. Danke. Play Ball!

Fantasy Baseball Hour
MLB News, Felix Pitching Well, Daniel Murphy Struggles, Players With Low BABIPs

Fantasy Baseball Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2018 54:27


Gregg Sussman and Michael Florio, your BFFs, fill in for Al, discussing the latest MLB news and notes including Felix Hernandez pitching better as of late and Daniel Murphy struggling. The guys then discuss players who have had a low BABIP over the past 30 days, including C.J. Cron who has a zero BABIP the past two weeks!  #FNTSYRadio #FNTSY #FantasyBaseball #MLB #FelixHernandez #DanielMurphy #BABIP #GarySanchez #AddisonRussell #CJCron Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Fantasy Baseball Hour
Kelvin Herrera to Nats, Royals Closer, Coors Field is Conforting, You Bet Your BABIP

Fantasy Baseball Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2018 53:49


Al Melchior discusses the Nationals acquiring Kelvin Herrera and speculates who he thinks can be the next closer in Kansas City. He also discusses Monday standouts and how Conforting Coors Field can be. Lastly, he discusses BABIP anomalies.  #FNTSYRadio #FNTSY #FantasyBaseball #MLB #KelvinHerrera #TimHill #KevinMcCarthy #MichaelConforto Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast
05/22: Ranking Rookies, Fun With Fangraphs, Regression Candidates (Fantasy Baseball Podcast)

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2018 59:43


"Hey, Real Quick" with two elite players (2:20) to start the show, then we're ranking rookies (7:35)! How do we rank Ronald Acuna, Walker Buehler, Gleyber Torres, Tyler O'Neill and Juan Soto? ... What history tells us about Miles Mikolas (19:05), how good Nick Pivetta can be (22:53), Jose Berrios' consistency (26:55) and Worryometer for Paul Goldschmidt (28:20) and Cody Bellinger (30:40) ... More from yesterday (38:42) including our thoughts on Matt Carpenter, Aaron Hicks, Jorge Soler, Masahiro Tanaka, Chase Anderson and Gio Gonzalez. Then we have Team Name Tuesday (45:30) and Fun With Fangraphs (46:06) as we look at regression candidates based on BABIP. What do owners of Odubel Herrera and Anthony Rizzo need to know? ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Rangers Rundown
Episode 5: Adrian Beltre, Actually Good

Rangers Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2018 56:30


It's Episode 5 of Rangers Rundown! Please, take a seat. We need to have a talk. The season has not progressed as we had all hoped it would, but that doesn't mean that all hope is lost! Mike walks us through a Rangers draft history leading into a roundtable regarding the viability of tanking in MLB. The offense is nearly dead last in offensive production, but are there reasons this trend could reverse soon? Max will tell you all about BABIP and xBABIP and how our sluggers have mostly been plain unlucky lately. We have to address the injuries up the middle of the diamond, and we even learn a little elbow anatomy! With the season looking like it may not head down WS Contention Blvd, why should we even watch the Rangers? The guys all share what we can be excited about on the field, which includes Hayden imploring you to pay your respects to one of the greatest baseball players of all time while you still can. Follow us on Twitter @RangersRundown, @SvelteMarvin, @BUHMoney, @cmichaelkinser Want to learn more sabermetrics? Visit the glossary on www.fangraphs.com Max's article proving that Rangers hitters have been unlucky: https://www.lonestarball.com/2018/4/11/17225632/fun-with-numbers-reasons-for-optimism-on-offense Seasons in Hell by Mark Shropshire (https://www.amazon.com/Seasons-Hell-Baseball-History-1973-1975/dp/0803292775)

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast
04/03 Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Jansen Concerns; Players to Add

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2018 59:14


Well we've got some good news and bad news for you. Bad news: Kenley Jansen is off to a terrible start (1:00) and we'll discuss what we expect from him going forward. Good news: There are some SPs to get excited about (9:45) like Tyler Mahle and Reynaldo Lopez. We discuss who to add and who to drop (16:00) ... Why is BABIP relevant for Fantasy (26:53)? And who could you pick up if you need stolen bases (30:30)? ... The best and worst hitters thus far. We run through the good (32:30), the potential waiver wire adds (38:10), the bad (41:25) and the potential drops (42:46). We also play Start or Sit for today's games (49:30) ... Your emails at fantasybaseball@cbsi.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Deep Dish Baseball — A Chicago baseball podcast

Teddy Greenstein chats up the Tribune's longtime baseball writer/man about town Paul Sullivan about new Cubs closer Brandon Morrow and what the team needs to do to get back to the World Series (4:55 mark), which White Sox prospect will have the best career (12:27), how covering baseball now is different than covering it 20 years ago (19:19) and BABIP (36:10).

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1113: Welcome to the Machine

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2017 64:03


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about another odd end to an American Association game, a recent javelin-baseball crossover, Nick Sinay, the first Tibetan-born player signed by an MLB team, and MLB’s new record single-season home-run total, then answer listener emails about Mike Trout’s defense, multiple aspects of BABIP, the most Alexa’d MLB players, the […]

Fantasy Baseball Hour
Stars on the Shelf, Buy the BABIP, E-RUPP-TION, and more!

Fantasy Baseball Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2017 45:27


Al Melchior and Nando DiFino have the latest news and notes around MLB. Al and Nando start the show looking at some injury updates involving Stephen Strasburg and Dallas Keuchel. Later, the guys break down buying players based on BABIP stats. #FNTSY #MLB #fantasybaseball #fanrag #StephenStrasburg #DallasKeuchel #JDMartinez #GioGonzalez #babip Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Baseball Beyond Batting Average

Mark and Andy look into the mystery that is Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP). How is BABIP calculated and how should it be calculated? What information does it give us about the players it represents? Which hitters and pitchers have had historically high or low BABIPs? Finally, join our hosts in the game that's sweeping the nation--Roll the Stat--to see if you're a BABIP expert now.

Baseball Beyond Batting Average

Mark and Andy look into the mystery that is Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP). How is BABIP calculated and how should it be calculated? What information does it give us about the players it represents? Which hitters and pitchers have had historically high or low BABIPs? Finally, join our hosts in the game that's sweeping the nation--Roll the Stat--to see if you're a BABIP expert now.

DFSR's Daily MLB Podcast
Tuesday MLB DFS Talk for FanDuel and DraftKings - 6/27/17

DFSR's Daily MLB Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2017 34:05


The DFSR crew of James Davis and Doug Norrie break down a full Tuesday in baseball with a ton to talk about. They start with Max Scherzer and how high his ownership will be considering the price. He’s clearly the best pitcher on the slate with his K rate and season stats. The Cubs haven’t been all that good this season, though some of that is BABIP-related.  They also discuss plenty of other arms like Luis Severino, James Paxton, Justin Verlander, Kenta Maeda and Drew Pomeranz in the starting pitcher two slot on DraftKings.  For the stacks the discuss just how garbage Hector Santiago has been this season and how the Red Sox are coming rather cheap for such a good matchup.  Then there’s the Blue Jays, Indians and Reds.  All of this and more on a full Tuesday in baseball for DraftKings and FanDuel.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nasty Cast Fantasy Baseball
Buck Farmer-ville

Nasty Cast Fantasy Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2017 95:11


On this edition of the Nasty Cast, the boys toil over the value of Edinson Volquez (not really) and Jacob Faria. They play Legit or Quit, then use high and low BABIP's to identify hitters they are selling high on and buying low. They then round out the show with a quartet of intriguing prospects, and give some weekend streaming options. It's a show so packed with fantasy goodness that you'll forget all about playing Farmville for at least five minutes! Follow the show and hosts on Twitter @NastyCastBGFS @NathanDokken @ManlyVanLee @therealmaday and read even more at BigGuyFantasySports.com! Legit or Quit:Whit MerrfieldJustin VerlanderAriel MirandaJeff HoffmanAndrew BenintendiKyle SchwarberJeff SamardzijaDansby Swanson BABIP Sell-High/Buy-Low Hitters:Todd FrazierAlex GordonMaikel FrancoRougned OdorAndrew McCutchenRyan ZimmermanAvisail GarciaKeon BroxtonTim BeckhamStarlin Castro Prospects:Dustin FowlerSean NewcombBo BichetteWalker Buehler, Texas Ranger (except he's not)

Weekend Fantasy Update
Fantasy Baseball Overreaction, Sano BABIP, Fact or Fiction

Weekend Fantasy Update

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2017 86:33


Michael Florio, Frank Stampfl and special guest Matt Modica discuss whether they prefer Roto or Points leagues. They also talk about Michael Conforto, Aaron Judge, Andrew McCutchen, Adam Jones and more to state if there's overreactions or not. They also discuss Miguel Sano's historic BABIP and play fact or fiction! #FNTSYRadio #FantasyBaseball #MichaelConforto #AaronJudge #AndrewMcCutchen #AdamJones #MiguelSano #MiguelCabrera #MLB #JustinVerlander Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Ducksnort Baseball Podcast
6: “You're Making Me Like the White Sox” w/ Eric Acosta and Peter Banifaz

Ducksnort Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2017 71:22


Greg and Wayland try to break down what the hell has been going on with Manny Machado and the Red Sox, then Joe guesses what BABIP is. Guest Eric Acosta (Rick and Morty) talks about being a White Sox fan in Cubs crazy Chicago, where Frank Thomas ranks among the best hitters of the 90’s, whether Ken Harrelson (aka The Hawk) is a good announcer, and what his wife thinks of his baseball obsession. Then ex-convict Little Charlie Ballstein (Peter Banifax, Veep, The UCB Show) tells the story of how learning baseball in prison saved him from a life of crime and turned him on to Annie: The Musical. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Out of Left Field
Episode 17 - Advanced Stats For Dummies

Out of Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2016 39:38


Last week we learned about the people behind the math, now we learn about the stats. Sound smart around other baseball fans when you talk about things like BABIP, wRC+, pythagorean winning %, WPA, range factor and more. Who are you calling a dummy?

Fantasy Baseball from Prospect361.com
Episode 335 - "Fun with BABIP"

Fantasy Baseball from Prospect361.com

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2016 111:38


Opener - Twitter questionsRich goes to the BalletTim's MusingsNews of the DayAnalyzing players based on their BABIP and ability to control the strikezoneWaiver Wire PickupsTwo-start pitchers 

Amazin' Avenue: for New York Mets fans
Episode 183: The good, the bad, and TDA's shoulder

Amazin' Avenue: for New York Mets fans

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2016 52:56


In Episode 183 (yes, 183, after three years you'd think Jeffrey would doublecheck these things) of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Brian cover the good, the bad, and the ugly of the first three weeks of Mets baseball. Michae Conforto is good, but how good can he be? Jeurys Familia has been bad, well not that bad, but not good, and we are a little worried. The Nats have been very good, and that is very bad, while Travis d'Arnaud's injury history gets a little bit uglier. We also answer an e-mail on the Mets pitchers high BABIP against, and on Neil Walker's HR/FB%, mmmmm sabery. We wrap things up with an IFK Goteborg update and a possibly important announcement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

EPL Round Table
FPLRT: Fantasy MW29 - Ighalo Has a Terrible BABIP

EPL Round Table

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2016 57:32


On this week's FPL Round Table we discuss: our 65m pound challenge with @AIFantasyFooty, price changes, starts/sits, our teams, and captains for MW29. @Kevrov @Smokey_Loogy @EPLRoundTable See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

BP Wrigleycast - Chicago Cubs News
BP Wrigleycast Episode 2: PECOTA Projections, Regression Candidates, and BABIP

BP Wrigleycast - Chicago Cubs News

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2016 67:42


PECOTA projections are out! Curious how the Cubs fared according to our robot overlords? We take an in-depth look at players like Jason Heyward, Jon Lester, and Addisson Russell to find out where we agree and where we agree to disagree. We'll also take a look at which players might take a step back in 2016 after everything going so well last year (sorry Jake!).For Stat of the Week, Isaac covers BABIP and Joel tackles old-time Cub George Mitterwald in our 60 Seconds with a Former Cub segment. 

Hang Up and Listen
The How to Make Sports Funny Bonus Segment

Hang Up and Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2015 14:20


This Slate Plus bonus segment is free to all listeners to promote our membership program. Consider joining Slate Plus to listen to super-sized versions of Hang Up and other Slate podcasts. To learn more, visit slate.com/hangupplus   In their July 13 Slate Plus bonus segment, Hang Up and Listen hosts Josh Levin and Mike Pesca spoke to special guest Mike Schur, the co-creator of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, about the intersection of sports and comedy.   They discuss Andy Samberg’s tennis mockumentary 7 Days in Hell, the use of professional athlete cameos on Parks and Recreation, and the law firm of Babip, Pecota, Vorp, and Eckstein. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fantasy Baseball from Prospect361.com
Episode 282.1 - "BABIP and hitters to trade or trade for..."

Fantasy Baseball from Prospect361.com

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2015 39:56


Rich will review the most misunderstood and poorly used sabrametric tool BABIP.  He'll also provide a number of hitters that are overperforming and underperforming their BABIP and are do for a correction.If you're looking for value, it's a must-listen show.

So-Called Fantasy Experts Podcast
Sunday Night Sandlot: Hot and Cold Starting Hitters

So-Called Fantasy Experts Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2015 65:00


Buck Davidson and Doug Anderson welcome Ryan Hallam into the virtual studio to talk about baseball's hot and cold hitters over the first month of the season. Bryce Harper is on a power binge. Is this the year he finally returns the investment you made on draft day? Andrew McCutchen required an even larger investment, but between a balky knee, a low BABIP, and a new haircut, things have not gone so well for the former MVP. Is it time to head to the panic room? Other hot and cold hitters on the docket include; Dee Gordon, Adam Jones, Stephen Vogt, Jose Bautista, Carlos Gonzalez, and Adrian Beltre.

Fantasy Baseball Weekly
Fantasy Baseball Weekly. Episode 3

Fantasy Baseball Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2015 38:48


Ben Korn and Chris Welter analyze second base and the shortstop position. Marcus Stroman injury and the Blue Jays. The White Sox pitching decisions. Kolton Wong and what to expect. BABIP - what is it and how to use it. Fantasy Baseball Weekly. #baseball #fantasy #fantasysports #sports #fantasybaseball

FanGraphs Baseball
FanGraphs Audio: At Some Length with Kiley McDaniel

FanGraphs Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2015 76:22


Episode 519 Kiley McDaniel is both (a) the lead prospect writer for FanGraphs and also (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio — during which edition he discusses the possibility of estimating a prospect’s BABIP, certain results of Chris Mitchell’s KATOH prospect forecasting work, and also his lists for the Mets and […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 227: Julio Urias and Young Pitchers/Prospects Switching Positions/Jose Iglesias and High BABIPs/Goodbye Base Coaches

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2013


Ben and Sam answer listener emails about young pitchers, prospects switching positions, Jose Iglesias’ high BABIP, and base coaches.

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 195: Bad Body Language/Upgrading Bullpens/Steroids and the Children/BABIP and Bad Luck

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2013


Ben and Sam discuss whether a pitcher’s body language can cost him strikes, whether it’s worth trading for relievers early in the season, a study about perceptions of steroid use, and whether a low BABIP is always unlucky.

TSS:Without A Curse
Stephen Drew Deserves A Chance

TSS:Without A Curse

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2013 43:37


In this edition of "Without a Curse," Alex addresses so-called shortstop controversy between Stephen Drew and Jose Iglesias. Even though Iglesias has had a nice start to the season, Alex says the Red Sox made the decision in signing Drew this past offseason. Up until the first six games of this season, Iglesias had shown little ability to hit in his professional career. The Red Sox could not entrust the shortstop position to a player who SLUGGED .285 in Triple A just two seasons ago. Alex says Drew deserves a chance not just because of his contract, but because when healthy, he's good. Iglesias has a .700 BABIP through his first 17 at-bats this season, the jury is still out on whether he can be a capable offensive player at this level. The Red Sox wrapped up their first road trip of the season with an impressive 4-2 record. Alex recaps the weekend's slate of games in Toronto, and highlights Mike Napoli and Will Middlebrook's big weekends in the middle of the lineup. Also, he provides an injury update on John Lackey, who was removed from his start after 4.1 innings on Saturday. Lackey had the best stuff he's had in years, and he worked so hard to return to the mound. Personal feelings about Lackey aside, it was a shame to see him leave the game. In the "Around the League" segment, Alex provides the first check of the season on the AL East standings, where the Red Sox are atop the competition. He also tackles the question of whether free agency is dead or not. "Without a Curse" is back to its bi-weekly schedule. It will now be published every Monday AND Thursday for the duration of the season. Email Alex at areimer@bu.edu, and follow him on Twitter @AlexReimer1.

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 124: A World Without Easily Injured Pitchers/Hitter BABIP, and Whether Mike Trout Was Lucky/What We Think About Booing

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2013


Ben and Sam answer listener emails about pitcher injuries and pitching prospects, hitter BABIPs (specifically Mike Trout’s), and whether they boo baseball players.

Betting Dork with Gill Alexander
Betting Dork: 2012 MLB Quarterly Report with Joe Peta

Betting Dork with Gill Alexander

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2012 58:11


Author of the forthcoming book, "Trading Bases, A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball* (*) Not necessarily in that order", Joe Peta joins Host Gill Alexander to shed light on baseball's biggest stories at the quarter pole of the 2012 season using underreported barometers like defensive efficiency and BABIP. What's really going on with the torrid starts of the Orioles and Dodgers, and are clubs like the Tigers, Nationals, and Blue Jays really what they appear to be?  Plus, since they're all about putting things in perspective, the Facebook IPO gets put in its proper context, as well, on Wednesday's Betting Dork (May 23, 2012). 

Betting Dork with Gill Alexander
Betting Dork: Sabermetrics Terminology Special

Betting Dork with Gill Alexander

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2010 50:56


Forum Guest Basewinner joins Host Gill Alexander for a Sabermetrics Special and Terminology Reset.  FIP, xFIP, BABIP, BsR, and UZR are all defined once again and put into plain english.  It's a perfect midseason MLB review on the concepts that guide the winning sabercapping approach to betting baseball.  Plus, 4 free MLB plays from Basewinner on Tuesday's Betting Dork (July 6, 2010).

RJ Bell's Dream Preview
Betting Dork Gill Alexander: BABIP and Brazilian Babes

RJ Bell's Dream Preview

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2010 41:22


Basewinner joins Host Gill Alexander for Sabermetrics Wednesday, as the two get geeky with a review of the metric Batting Average on Balls In Play and the gambling concept of Recent-ism, and then get freaky with a tribute to the international babes of the World Cup and the Forum Member posters who share their pics on Wednesday's Betting Dork (June 16, 2010)  . 

RJ Bell's Dream Preview
Betting Dork Gill Alexander: BABIP and Brazilian Babes

RJ Bell's Dream Preview

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2010 41:22


Basewinner joins Host Gill Alexander for Sabermetrics Wednesday, as the two get geeky with a review of the metric Batting Average on Balls In Play and the gambling concept of Recent-ism, and then get freaky with a tribute to the international babes of the World Cup and the Forum Member posters who share their pics on Wednesday's Betting Dork (June 16, 2010)  . 

Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast
Diving Into Defense with Nick Ahmed

Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 1969 34:07


On this episode of the SIS Baseball Podcast, senior research analyst Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) opens the show by praising the Cardinals infield’s defensive excellence (0:52) and is then joined by Arizona Diamondbacks Gold Glove-winning shortstop Nick Ahmed (@NickAhmed13). Ahmed talks about the kinds of things he has improved upon from one year to the next (2:04), the challenge of turning double plays in shifts (3:15), what goes into making a diving play (6:20), changing positioning based on which pitcher is on the mound (7:25), the most underrated Diamondbacks defender (9:20), his impressions of defensive metrics (11:33) and advice he would give to those who want to play defense like him (13:12). Mark is also joined by senior research analyst Alex Vigderman (@VigManOnCampus). They discuss some of Ahmed’s observations (15:07), salute Javier Baez as the top defender in August (17:25), run through a list of the Defensive Runs Saved leaders in the minor leagues (18:51) and talk about an unusual defensive alignment against Eric Hosmer (21:47). Alex also gives tips on job hunting in the baseball analytics world (23:51). Lastly, the show closes with ridiculous numbers on Minor League Runs Saved leaders of the past (a predictive stat!) and low pitcher BABIP (29:09). Tune in!