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2/20/18: The Stove is Hot

2/20/2018
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Eric Hosmer is a member of the San Diego Padres. J.D. Martinez is moving from the desert to Fenway Park. Jake Odorizzi was traded to Minnesota. Jarrod Dyson signs on to swipe bases in Arizona. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers take a closer look at these recent transactions and discuss how these moves will affect their teams from a Statcast perspective. They also explore why it doesn't matter who your closer is on Opening Day.

Duration:00:28:34

2/15/18: Why Certain Pitchers May Still Be Free Agents

2/15/2018
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Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb and Greg Holland currently have a lot in common. All three pitchers had Tommy John surgery in their careers, rejected qualifying offers this offseason and they're still currently without a team as pitchers and catchers officially reported this week. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers do some digging to figure out where the market currently stands for these pitchers and why they might still be unsigned. Later in the podcast, the Statcast crew...

Duration:00:29:14

2/6/18: Comerica Park, A Hitters Stadium Theory

2/6/2018
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Comerica Park, the home of the Detroit Tigers, has a reputation of being a nightmare for hitters due to the field's dimensions. However, that perception isn't to be believed by all. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discusses how despite Comerica's pitchers' park reputation, the batter's eye might be the reason for offensive success. They also discuss why Todd Frazier to the Mets makes all the world of sense, use Statcast data to hack your way to a 56-game...

Duration:00:29:06

1/30/18: New To The Brew Crew

1/30/2018
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The Milwaukee Brewers struck quickly last week by re-tooling their outfield after trading for the Marlins' Christian Yelich and signing Lorenzo Cain to a five-year contract. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss how Miller Park will affect the numbers for the newest members of the Brew Crew. Later, they examine if the Houston Astros lineup will be better than last season and why the Oakland Athletics are interesting from a Statcast perspective.

Duration:00:32:36

1/24/18: Not So Obvious Places For New Faces

1/24/2018
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The MLB free agent market is still looking for someone to throw gasoline onto the fire but it's safe to assume that a few players will wind up with new teams. Even though there might be some obvious destinations, Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers take a look at some landing spots for big free agents that aren't so obvious. They also discuss how J.D. Martinez has aged and what that could mean for his future contract, Jose Martinez being the true breakout Cardinals...

Duration:00:34:53

1/18/18: The Best Bullpen of All-Time?

1/18/2018
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The Yankees surprised most of baseball last season by coming within one game of reaching the World Series. One of the reasons was the bolstering of the bullpen by Brian Cashman before the trade deadline with the acquisitions of Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers examine if the 2018 Yankees have the best bullpen we've ever seen in baseball. They also discuss the recent trades made by the Pirates, baseball players getting younger...

Duration:00:26:24

1/9/18: Taking Stock in Age

1/9/2018
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With Lorenzo Cain still on the market, the Statcast crew examines if teams really should be worried about signing arguably the best all-around free-agent outfielder due to his age. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers compare Cain to other outfielders who signed deals around their age-32 season and how those contracts played out for their teams. Later in the podcast, they talk about if a change of scenery could improve Gerrit Cole's numbers, Ozzie Albies' debut and...

Duration:00:37:55

1/3/18: What to Look Forward to in 2018

1/3/2018
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The calendar has finally flipped to 2018, which means a new season of Major League Baseball isn't too far away. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk about the year to come, like what hitters and pitchers may break out during the 2018 season. They also discuss the Colorado Rockies' signing of reliever Wade Davis and which starting pitchers shouldn't go deep into games.

Duration:00:35:26

12/19/17: Statcast New Year's Resolutions

12/19/2017
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On the final episode of the Statcast podcast for 2017, host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers are joined in studio by the proprietor of the website Baseball Savant, Daren Willman. They discuss how important the site has been to advanced analytics, as well as the new live game feed for the 2017 season. Later in the show, Mike and Matt discuss the big free agents that are still on the market, including Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain, as well as who should play right field for the...

Duration:00:38:40

12/5/17: The Hot Stove is starting to percolate

12/5/2017
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There's less than a week away until the MLB Winter Meetings kick off and it finally appears the hot stove is starting to get going. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk about the reported multi-year deal that will send Mike Minor to the Rangers and why he's an interesting signing when you look at his Statcast numbers. They'll also discuss the latest on the Shohei Otani sweepstakes with never before seen statcast data and some of the pros and cons of managing a...

Duration:00:37:32

11/30/17: The Impact of a Change in Scenery

11/30/2017
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Giancarlo Stanton is the biggest name on the trade market this slow offseason due to his 2017 NL MVP campaign, but how much would a new ballpark possibly affect his home-run production? Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss if there will be a change in home-run totals for Stanton, as well as for other big sluggers on the free-agent market. The guys also talk about an interesting Statcast note in regards to first-year pitchers.

Duration:00:30:18

11/17/17: The 2017 All Statcast Team

11/17/2017
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This weekend, the 3rd annual All-Statcast Team will be revealed. The team highlights one player at every position that's done something extremely interesting Statcast-wise at each position during the 2017 season. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss who made the cut and why. They also talk about the winners of the annual MLB Awards, a few pitchers who deserved better results this season and the latest Jerry Dipoto trade.

Duration:00:39:23

11/7/17: Awards Season and Arizona Fall League Fall Stars

11/7/2017
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This past week, the nominees for the annual baseball awards were announced. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss who they think has the best chance to win their respective awards and if they think any players got snubbed. They also discuss the recent Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game with a Statcast twist, as well as some of the players who received qualifying offers this offseason.

Duration:00:33:35

11/3/17: Quantifying The 2017 Fall Classic

11/3/2017
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With the World Series going the distance, the Dodgers and Astros delivered one of the most exciting World Series in recent baseball history. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers recap the thrilling seven-game series that saw the Houston Astros capture their first title in franchise history. They also breakdown the historic and impressive series from George Springer, which helped him snag World Series MVP honors.

Duration:00:38:18

10/23/17: 2017 World Series Preview

10/23/2017
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The 2017 Major League Baseball season has come down to two teams, as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros will battle to be named World Series champion. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss how both teams have gotten to the World Series and how they match up in the Fall Classic. They also talk about how the potential record-breaking heat in Los Angeles will affect the game and who they're predicting to win it all.

Duration:00:30:54

10/19/17: On The Brink Of The Pennant

10/19/2017
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The Houston Astros have found themselves down 3 games to 2 in the ALCS after leading the series 2-0. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss what's happened to the Astros offense following their success in the ALDS, as well as breaking down the winning play in Game 2 which saw Jose Altuve score the winning run from first base. They also talk about the Dodgers' 3-1 NLCS lead over the Cubs and the impressive 2017 campaign from Kenley Jansen.

Duration:00:33:14

10/12/17: Examining the League Championship Series

10/12/2017
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As the postseason marches on, it is time to start looking ahead to the League Championship Series. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers break down some of the home and away splits for the Astros and Yankees pitching staffs, discuss why the 2017 Astros have one of the best offenses ever and explain why Clayton Kershaw should not pitch in the 7th inning of postseason games.

Duration:00:33:06

10/5/17: Wild And Crazy Start To The Postseason

10/5/2017
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After two Wild Card Games that featured unpredictable moments, the field is finally set for the Divisional Series match-ups. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss a few Statcast moments from both Wild Card Games, including Aroldis Chapman's final pitch and Archie Bradley's triple. They also take a look at the ALDS and NLDS match-ups, along with picking which teams they think will advance to the next round.

Duration:00:39:00

9/28/17: The Calm Before The Postseason

9/28/2017
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The postseason is merely days away and it's time to rethink the way you look at your standard pitcher versus batter matchups. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers go into detail about why you shouldn't look too into those kind of stats when you watch the postseason. They also discuss some of the best "bad games" of the 2017 regular season, as well as how postseason pitching strategies change and the induction of Jose Altuve into the Statcast Hall of Fame after...

Duration:00:34:23

9/22/17: The Final Stretch

9/22/2017
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Statcast records continue to be broken by Aaron Judge, but is he worthy of the AL MVP? Will Jose Altuve's consistency earn him the award? Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers break it all down. They also discuss the Dodgers recent skid, as well as the Brewers' final push for the playoffs. Plus, Jackie Bradley Jr.'s throw is inducted into the Statcast Hall of Fame.

Duration:00:30:07

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