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KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009



https://twitter.com/PitcherList/sta...478015606624258

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Epic High Five
Jun 5, 2004
Probation
Can't post for 2 hours!


it's been....man I can't even recall how many years...that I have been legit excited for a Braves season/lineup, this is great

like even if they pick tomorrow to go 10-60 it will still be beyond what I was hoping for, what a fun team

Ammat The Ankh
Sep 7, 2010

库昊


https://twitter.com/PavlovicNBCS/st...482519924097024



Every team in the NL West is going to run out of players before the end of the season.

KIM JONG TRILL
Nov 29, 2006

GIN AND JUCHE


Maybe the Astros should give some of that pine tar to their hitters...

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


Sometimes baseball is great and Ken Giles tries to break his own jaw.

Carlosologist
Oct 13, 2013

Revelry in the Dark


seriously, why did Giles try to break his whole face? there's intense and then there's that

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


Yeah, that was seriously a post meltdown meltdown for the books.

https://twitter.com/tomhanslin/stat...511021159374848

STAC Goat fucked around with this message at May 2, 2018 around 03:48

New Concept Hole
Oct 10, 2012

東方動的


The urge to punch Giles in the face was too much for even Giles to ignore

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


Bonus David Cone re-enactment.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011


I think Mike Soroka is going to be a Good Pitcher.

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe


That's nasty

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009



Had a notification from MLB At-Bat with a little Statcast video about Acuña's speed on his double and infield single tonight. I wasn't actually paying attention at the time of the single and didn't realize how rad it was -- this wasn't a ball hit into a gap and a fielder comes up with it but just can't make a play; Frazier had to charge for it, but directly toward first, got it cleanly, make a strong throw and Acuña just beat it. He's fast.

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


I caught a little of the Mets/Braves game and the Braves just seem like a fun young team watch. I'm sure there will be growing pains but like the team collectively looked like a bunch of kids and its just really cool.

Of course long term I can't imagine that making for a great record.

hifi
Jul 25, 2012



https://twitter.com/BallparkVids/st...518705749319680

Infidel Castro
Jun 8, 2010

HELLO MY BABY
HELLO MY HONEY
HELLO MY PERNELL-KARL
♪ ♩ ♪ ♩ ♩





Boy howdy I wish the Twins would stop being hot loving garbage sometime soon.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
DEFEATED


Grimey Drawer

STAC Goat posted:

Yeah, that was seriously a post meltdown meltdown for the books.

https://twitter.com/tomhanslin/stat...511021159374848

Should have hit harder and put himself on the DL imo

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


STAC Goat posted:

Bonus David Cone re-enactment.



I love Cone in the booth so much.

shadok
Dec 12, 2004

You tried to destroy it once before, Commodore.
The result was a wrecked ship and a dead crew.

Fun Shoe

Infidel Castro posted:

Boy howdy I wish the Twins would stop being hot loving garbage sometime soon.

But not tomorrow, please.

Comptroll The Forums
Apr 25, 2007

DON'T HURT MY FEE FEES!

Astros don't deserve Verlander anymore, please return him to Detroit

Some Numbers
Sep 28, 2006

Cuteness is justice!


Comptroll The Forums posted:

Astros don't deserve Verlander anymore, please return him to Detroit

Nah, send him to Seattle.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


Comptroll The Forums posted:

Astros don't deserve Verlander anymore, please return him to Detroit

New York gets him now, that's the rules.

UZR IS BULLSHIT
Jan 25, 2004


Dodgers season over. RIP

Some Numbers
Sep 28, 2006

Cuteness is justice!


Mariners starting off the month right.

Der Meister
May 12, 2001



UZR IS BULLSHIT posted:

Dodgers season over. RIP

Not looking good at all. Bullpen just a total dumpster fire.

Hako
Jul 14, 2017

Rules is Rules


A long rich history of cheaters. I hope Trevor is successful in uncovering this cheating, so that the Cubs are last true WS champs.

Sydin
Oct 29, 2011

Always bet on Greg Holland (to blow it)


It is really loving surreal watching Kershaw not only throw 88, but completely miss his spot such that a call for down and in ends up belt high right over the middle.

jit bull transpile
Jan 6, 2012



Gary’s Answer

I don't understand the obsession with exit velocity on hits these days. All it tells you is "hard hit ball is hit hard". What am I missing? Why are people attaching them to every big hit these days?

Average velocity for a player could be a useful measure over a long term, but I don't get popping it up over the replay of every dong hit.

hifi
Jul 25, 2012



if your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun

Twenty Four
Dec 21, 2008

HAIKOOLIGAN

jit bull transpile posted:

I don't understand the obsession with exit velocity on hits these days. All it tells you is "hard hit ball is hit hard". What am I missing? Why are people attaching them to every big hit these days?

Average velocity for a player could be a useful measure over a long term, but I don't get popping it up over the replay of every dong hit.


hifi posted:

if your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun

Thats my basic take from it. Baseball is full of fairly meaningless stats and "that home run was hit hard" "how hard was it bob?" "exactly this hard which is really hard because we can measure that now" instead of just "uhh looked really hard!" is one of them.

I don't take it as meaning much of anything, other then maybe "there wasn't much time to react to that line drive and that guy did or didn't do it" which also is just sort of like "oh okay cool I guess".

Basically they are telling you because now they can, im sure you know this but thats pretty much it.

Luigi Thirty
Apr 30, 2006

Emergency confection port.


Can they tell us if a ball was too high to be a home run yet?

shirts and skins
Jun 25, 2007

You never know
just how you look
through other people's eyes


Some Numbers posted:

Mariners starting off the month right.

They're absolutely hammering the ball right now and it is fun as hell

Bird in a Blender
Nov 17, 2005

It's amazing what they can do with computers these days.


Luigi Thirty posted:

Can they tell us if a ball was too high to be a home run yet?

Whadda you mean too high?

tadashi
Feb 20, 2006



RC and Moon Pie posted:

I think Mike Soroka is going to be a Good Pitcher.

It's only May 2nd but this Braves' season already feels like what it usually feels like when something special is happening for a team. Even the guys who get called up hastily can't fail.

I'm so happy for Albies. He has always been a great kid who seems to love spending time with fans and he's got a very easy demeanor. I think he will really be able to handle the spotlight if he continues to excel.

Mustached Demon
Nov 12, 2016



Grimey Drawer

Sydin posted:

N: https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/...3213293568?s=20

V: Dexter Fowler is the best and I miss him.

I showed this to my wife (we pulled the goalie recently) and she was not amused. Meeting Rizzo will not be a reason to push things back.

Hoekie
Apr 22, 2010


Some Numbers posted:

Mariners starting off the month right.

GOMS

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



jit bull transpile posted:

I don't understand the obsession with exit velocity on hits these days. All it tells you is "hard hit ball is hit hard". What am I missing? Why are people attaching them to every big hit these days?

Because laser beam homers are fun as hell

Good Dog
Oct 16, 2008

Who threw this cat at me?

Dinosaur Gum

jit bull transpile posted:

I don't understand the obsession with exit velocity on hits these days. All it tells you is "hard hit ball is hit hard". What am I missing? Why are people attaching them to every big hit these days?

Average velocity for a player could be a useful measure over a long term, but I don't get popping it up over the replay of every dong hit.

Exit velocity, launch angle, and flight time are cool new stats that have just recently become available in the last few years.

I still think that the combination of those new stats would make for a better and more accurate metric than babip as far as telling if a player is getting unlucky with line drives or lucky with ground balls and bloopers. Though with the amount of dingers the average player hits now babip is painting an even smaller picture than before.


E: I'm sure some old dude was complaining about speed guns that could track pitch velocity way back in the day. More data is better than less data, harder hit balls are better than soft hit balls.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


Good Dog posted:

Exit velocity, launch angle, and flight time are cool new stats that have just recently become available in the last few years.

I still think that the combination of those new stats would make for a better and more accurate metric than babip as far as telling if a player is getting unlucky with line drives or lucky with ground balls and bloopers. Though with the amount of dingers the average player hits now babip is painting an even smaller picture than before.

BACON is better than BABIP for batters, it just isn't as widely available. The biggest problem with exit velo/launch angle and the "Hit Probability" stat they derived is that it doesn't use direction of the ball at all, which is pretty drat important.

Also either launch angle or exit velo used on their own without the other is dumb, useless, and probably being used to mislead you. That said, hell yeah I wanna know how hard dudes are launching the ball on majestic homers, that's just fun.

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008



What was that site a few years ago where you could look up any pitcher in MLB and there would be gifs of their full repertoire of pitches? Is that still around?

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bewbies
Sep 23, 2003

This Red Text Is Brought To You By The Fact That Paul Stastny Had To Go To FUCKING WINNIPEG To Get A Shot At A Stanley Cup.

P.S. Missouri is full of nothing but meth and so am I.


Fun Shoe

so here's a semi-serious question: is there any chance the dodgers dangle kershaw if their season really does go fart? i am assuming he'll opt out, and he'd bring a fortune in Baseball Commodities back if they do indeed decide to walk away from the wreckage

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