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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


6/16/17: Robbie Ray's breakout season

6/16/2017
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Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss why Robbie Ray should be considered one of the best pitchers in the league, (:27) why the number of barrels is up in 2017, (7:00) why sometimes it's better to swing and miss than make contact, (8:23) the introduction of sprint speed for baserunners (14:50) and they induct Aaron Judge's spectacular weekend into the Statcast Hall of Fame. (23:40)

Duration: 00:28:58


6/8/17: It Matters Where You Play

6/8/2017
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It's not a surprise to anyone that each ballpark has different features that may affect the outcome of certain plays. However, thanks to Statcast, we are now able to figure out park factors. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss how one can start to draw rough conclusions on these factors via expected weighted on-base versus actual weighted on-base, and how much it corresponds. The Statcast crew also talks about which teams' outfield defense have gotten...

Duration: 00:30:43


Hard hits and throwing it high in the zone

5/31/2017
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June is upon us and it's time to look back at the results of the month of May. The Tigers own the first three spots on the hard hits leaderboard but that has not added up to a lot of tallies in the win column. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers explain why having power hitters like J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera in the lineup have not helped the Tigers attain a better record. Khris Davis of the Athletics is flat out crushing the ball this season but is he one of...

Duration: 00:28:58


Change in catch probability

5/26/2017
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Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss adding direction to catch probability, how two Boston sluggers have managed to go all season without a barrel, shine a light on the underappreciated Jesse Hahn and induct a five-star Yasiel Puig catch into the Statcast Hall of Fame.

Duration: 00:34:26


Crushin' It Like Judge & Stanton

5/18/2017
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Although guys like Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have made an impact on the Statcast era in terms of exit velocity, there's someone you might not think of who's crushing it just as hard, if not harder than them. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers reveal who exactly that is, as well as discussing Jon Lester's attempts at preventing stolen bases this season and the induction of an entire day of plays into the Statcast Hall of Fame. They also talk about Matt's...

Duration: 00:30:00


The Ideal Situation

5/8/2017
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Athletics infielder Yonder Alonso last week was named the AL Player of the Week and this happened to intrigue the Statcast crew. After speaking about wanting to hit more balls in the air during the offseason, Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss if Alonso has an ideal launch angle and if it is the reason for his early 2017 success. They also talk about if Francisco Rodriguez might be taken out of the closer role and if a familiar name could take over, as...

Duration: 00:28:41


One Month In

5/2/2017
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As the calendar turns to May, the first full month of the 2017 baseball season is in the books and the Statcast guys are ready to dissect what we've seen so far. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk about which hitters and pitchers out performed or under performed their Statcast measurements, and take a look back at some of the coolest catches in April. They also induct a new play into the Statcast Hall of Fame, a play that may be judged for a very long time.

Duration: 00:41:54


It Feels Like The Season

4/24/2017
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It's starting to finally feel like baseball season and the Statcast crew couldn't be more pleased. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers break down one of their newest stats for this baseball season; sprint speed. With sprint speed, you're now able to find out how one can measure the speed of a runner on the base paths or in the outfield. They also discuss two interesting plays featuring Odubel Herrera and Adam Rosales, as well as seeing how the players who played...

Duration: 00:30:02


The Most Interesting Man In Baseball

4/13/2017
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Aaron Judge is climbing the ranks of must-see at-bats in baseball and it's propelled him to be dubbed the most interesting man in baseball. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk Judge's impressive exit velocity and his most recent moonshot home run. They also discuss outfielder's positioning, the fastest runners and catch probability in the latest edition of the Statcast podcast.

Duration: 00:24:29


4/6/17: Five-Star Catches

4/6/2017
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Baseball is back and the Statcast crew couldn't be more ready to go. Only a handful of games have been played and we've already seen a couple five-star catches, and some early spin rate and wall ball data has come in. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers are ready to break down the early numbers of this very young baseball season.

Duration: 00:25:29

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