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Ben and FiveThirtyEight author Rob Arthur talk to Pittsburgh Pirates multi-position player Cole Figueroa about his use of statistics, why athletes should keep a close eye on what teams are tracking, and how his future depends on a small sample.

Audio intro: Nat King Cole, "Two Different Worlds"
Audio outro: The Association, "Just About the Same"

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a-nathan
3/19
WOW! That's the best interview with a ballplayer I have ever heard! The physics and analytics of baseball PLUS gravitational waves from black hole collisions, all in one podcast.
davinhbrown
3/21
good interview. No doubt this young man will have a long career in baseball once he hangs up the cleats.
johnjmaier
3/22
Great interview. It was a nice way to get some of the "personal" angles of sabermetrics and playing baseball.