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Felix Hernandez and his cambio


Looking at Felix Hernandez's changeup through the lens of effective velocity.

Tyson Ross dares you to try and hit his slider


Tyson Ross has been the most difficult pitcher to hit in baseball.

Steve Pearce is on fire


Nelson Cruz and Adam Jones are having fantastic season in the Orioles outfield. 31 year-old Steve Pearce is flying under the radar. The journeyman has made a big difference for the AL East leading...

What's wrong with James Shields?


The designated ace of the Royals isn't coming up aces. This is a problem.

Chris Davis isn't crushing like it's 2013


After setting the baseball world ablaze with a magnificent 2013 season, Chris Davis has fallen back to earth in 2014. The lesson to be learned? Projections systems are pretty good.

Phil Hughes and effective velocity follow up


Last week, I examined how Phil Hughes might be using the concepts of effective velocity to his advantage this year. I dive in more deeply this week.

Joe Mauer and Matt Carpenter, two peas in a pod


The Minnesota Twins first baseman and St. Louis Cardinals third baseman are alike in more ways than one.

Does effective velocity help explain Phil Hughes?


Phil Hughes is having a great year so far. Is his performance related to the concept of effective velocity?

Pass the torch Yadi, Jonathan Lucroy is the best


The Milwaukee Brewers backstop might not get the attention he deserves outside of the pitch-framing community, but make no mistake, Jonathan Lucroy is the best catcher in baseball.

Madison Bumgarner is evolving


Bumgarner has been making adjustments throughout his career regarding how he attacks opposing hitters. Those adjustments have helped him keep one step ahead of hitters.

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