Sam Miller joined us to talk about his recent article about evaluating Statcast’s new Pop Time metric. Surprising exactly no one, we also talk about Shohei Ohtani, again. And take a look at Robinson Cańo’s Hall of Fame candidacy.
- ‘Pop’ science: Your guide to learning a new MLB stat by Sam Miller
- Usain Bolt playing baseball by Sam Miller
- A big step forward in measuring command by Eno Sarris
- CMD from Baseball Prospectus
- What Makes a Good Change Up? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 by Harry Pavlidis
Below is a table showing the comparative ratings of some of the pitchers with the best command scores.
|Command+ ranking||CMD ranking||Name|
|6||86||Josh Tomlin *|
|* Tomlin ranked sixth in CMD in 2017|
|Data pulled a few days apart, 151 total pitchers in COMMAND+ rankings and 130 in CMD|
Shohei Ohtani is flexible
Shohei Ohtani mechanics on flexibility pic.twitter.com/JkAXHY3Exa
— Shohei 大谷翔平⚾Portia (@shinjibvby) May 15, 2018