Why Velocity is Over Scouted

The absolute #1 thing on a scout’s list when observing pitchers is velocity. Velocity, velocity, velocity. A pitcher throwing 88+ consistently in high school or in freshman year/sophomore year of college is going to get his name put ahead of lower velocity pitchers every time. However, the underlying truth of how good a pitcher is, is the movement of the ball, often called “stuff.” “Stuff” is a term used a lot in baseball. But, what does that mean exactly? “Stuff” is referring mainly to how much each of a pitcher’s pitches moves; i.e. a curveball having big break dropping off Continue reading Why Velocity is Over Scouted

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Yadier Molina’s New Contract Smells of Obligation and Fan Pressure

For the past 13 years Yadier Molina has been one of the Cardinals most treasured leaders. His 8 gold gloves and reputation in the clubhouse stand alone representing Molina well. However, his age is starting to catch up to him. Plus the Cardinals have a bright young star rising up behind the plate in Carson Kelly. So, how or why would an aging catcher secure a contract worth $60 million over 3 years? Two reasons. The first is the fact that Molina is worshiped like a god in St Louis. The second is the organization feels obligated to keep him Continue reading Yadier Molina’s New Contract Smells of Obligation and Fan Pressure

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2017 WS

4-3 Tribe over LA Dodgers Again, the Indians’ dominant rotation will be a huge factor. Dodgers may have been on the edge of winning the title for the past 5 years, but Terry Francona is head over heals a better manager then Dave Roberts. MVP: Andrew Miller

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2017 NL Playoffs

Wild Card Game 4-1 Red Birds over the Nats at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright will be pegged for the start and dominate. LDS 3-2 Cubbies over the Cards with Chicago having home field advantage. In the end the Cubbies dominant bullpen will finish off their arch rival. 3-2 Dodgers over the Mets with LA having home field advantage. This Dodger series win will be contingent on health of LA’s starting rotation, as it is just as good as Mets’. Playing game 5 at Dodger Stadium will be the difference. LCS 4-2 Dodgers over Cubbies with Chicago having home field advantage. Continue reading 2017 NL Playoffs

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