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Rick Peterson

Career Summary
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Birth Date10-30-1954
Height6' 0"
Weight175 lbs
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The Knuckle Curveball: How it Behaves, And Why it's Becoming So PopularDan Rozenson2014-05-07
The Lineup Card: Nine of Our First Front Office HiresBaseball Prospectus2013-12-11
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
The BP Wayback Machine: 2003 PECOTA Preview: The American LeagueNate Silver2013-02-08
Baseball Therapy: Fact or Fiction: The Verducci EffectRussell A. Carleton2013-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Profile: Dylan BundyHudson Belinsky2012-08-30
The Lineup Card: Seven Prospects We Want to See in the Pennant RaceBaseball Prospectus2012-08-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Is Scouting All Bad? Derek Carty2012-05-24
Painting the Black: Occam's RubberR.J. Anderson2012-04-17
The BP First Take: Tuesday, January 3Daniel Rathman2012-01-03
From The Mailbag: Rick Peterson, Assorted Injuries, and the Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2003-02-19
Prospectus Q&A: Rick PetersonJonah Keri2003-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Team Health Report: Oakland AthleticsWill Carroll2003-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Press reports indicated that the Orioles spent one of the early days at spring training for a bio-mechanical analysis of their pitchers. What is that? Is it helpful/useful? Are other clubs doing it?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
Biomechanical analysis involves hi-speed capture of a pitcher's delivery, using a system of 8-12 cameras that capture up to 1000 frames per second. They can also make biomechanical measurements for all of the elements that are on the report cards (and many, many more). This is actually what I did at the National Pitching Association in San Diego, running the motion capture system for biomechanical assessment of our pitchers. The O's have Rick Peterson on staff, and he has been a proponent of motion analysis for a decade. Most clubs will send their pitchers to the Andrews Institute of ASMI for a motion analysis, but only a handful of teams have their own systems in-house. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)You gave Yovani Gallardo an "F" in the Starting Pitchers Guide and had issues with the mechanics of a few different Brewers pitchers. Is it an organizational philosophy of high arm slots in an attempt to get downward plane on the ball?
(Steve from Milwaukee)
That certainly appears to be the case, as all of their top pitchers are over-the-top guys with poor posture and shallow release points, including Gallardo, Estrada, Fiers, and Peralta. The trend even applies to former Brewer stud Ben Sheets. I had hoped that story was over in Milwaukee after they hired Rick Peterson, but now Peterson is gone and the trend persists.

Great observation, Steve. I wrote about the details, contrasting it with the Rays organizational philosophy, in this article: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19895 (Doug Thorburn)


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