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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


9/14/17: A New Statcast Metric

9/14/2017
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Statcast continues to be leading the charge with new and innovative ways to break down some of the more spectacular plays in baseball, but now, a new metric has come into the fold. Outs Above Average is an outfield metric to determine how good an outfielder is at collecting fly balls as well as the difficulty of the fly ball. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk about the Outs Above Average metric and how useful it will be in the future when looking at...

Duration: 00:24:57


9/1/17: Waiver Deals at the Buzzer

9/1/2017
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Minutes before the waiver Trade Deadline the Houston Astros shocked the baseball world by acquiring Justin Verlander from the Tigers. The Angels also mades some moves, adding Justin Upton and Brandon Phillips. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss the implications of these trades as well as breaking down Giancarlo Stanton's success this season and if he's made his case for NL MVP. They also induct Kevin Pillar's latest catch into the Statcast Hall of Fame.

Duration: 00:43:07


8/24/17: The Improbable Walk-Off

8/24/2017
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This past week, Rich Hill took a perfect game into the 9th inning before losing it on an error. He continued his quest for baseball history, pitching with a no-hitter intact into the 10th inning when Josh Harrison hit a walk-off home run that had a 16% hit probability. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss the near no-hitter as well as taking a look at some extremely unique home runs from this season and who might be the fastest player in baseball history.

Duration: 00:35:29


8/9/17: Keeping Contenders in the Race

8/8/2017
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Getting to the postseason requires an entire team effort. While most of the time, the superstars get most of the attention, there are always some underrated players who are just as critical to their teams success. On this edition of the Statcast Podcast, Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss why players like Chris Taylor, Chad Green and Zack Godley, among others, are so important to their teams chances to making a postseason run. They also induct one of Giancarlo Stanton's...

Duration: 00:29:06


8/2/17: The Bradley Zimmer Experience

8/3/2017
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Bradley Zimmer is living up to the hype of his first-round draft selection by the Cleveland Indians, and since being called up to the Majors in May, he has not disappointed. With eight of the eighteen hardest tracked outfield throws this season, the Statcast crew has officially dubbed his current play as the "Bradley Zimmer Experience." Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers examine what has made him so successful thus far, as well as the impressive debut by Mets...

Duration: 00:36:18


7/27/17: Pitchers on the Trade Block

7/27/2017
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With the Trade Deadline just a few days away, Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers take a closer look at the Statcast numbers of some of the frontline starters that are rumored to be on the trade block. They also discuss what the Rockies got from trading for reliever Pat Neshek. Other topics include the hot-hitting Eric Hosmer and the Royals, where Adrian Beltre ranks among the elite third baseman of all-time, and they induct Hunter Renfroe's home run off a Seth...

Duration: 00:34:41


7/20/17: Players Likely On The Move

7/20/2017
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The trade market is heating up with several guys already on the move. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss what players are most likely to be traded before the deadline, explain what teams they would be a perfect fit for and break down their most interesting Statcast numbers from the season.

Duration: 00:34:38


7/14/17: Trading Season

7/14/2017
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With the All-Star break almost over, the Trade Deadline season is upon us and moves are already being made. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss the surprising trade between the White Sox and Cubs, keeping Jose Quintana in the Windy City, just switching uniforms. They also talk about the Futures Game and who impressed them the most, as well as some hitters who should be rebounding in the second half.

Duration: 00:36:22


6/28/17: Surprising Speedsters

6/28/2017
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Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers devote this week's show to the need for speed. They discuss the Nationals stealing seven bases in one game against Jake Arrieta, Miguel Montero and the Cubs (:40), the fastest pitcher and catcher in the league according to sprint speed (7:40), how age correlates to team speed (17:15), and induct a Javier Baez catch on a foul ball down the third-base line into the Statcast Hall of Fame. (22:30)

Duration: 00:25:32

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