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Umpire John Hirschbeck Favored Cubs in Game Three

Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique charts to determine if John Hirschbeck called an even game behind the plate in Game Three of the World Series.

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An Interview with Sidearm Hurler Geoff Freeborn

Mike Richmond had a chance to pick the mind of former independent league pitcher Geoff Freeborn who threw sidearm and currently teaches others the delivery.

Catcher Framing Sample Size

Ian York determines the proper catcher framing sample size needed to make conclusions based on the new statistics.

How Do Hitters Perform With Their Eyes Wide Shut?

Mike Richmond analyzes a study performed in Japan that sought to determine the point at which hitters didn't need to see the ball to make solid contact.

Pitches and Stuff: Two-Seam Fastball

The two-seam fastball is thrown at the same speed as the four-seam fastball, but it can have a very distinct break. Mike Richmond explores why.

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Ian York introduces breaks down the pitches and approach of newly-acquired Boston Red Sox setup man Tyler Thornburg using PITCHf/x.
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Breaking Down Chris Sale’s Pitches

Ian York breaks down the pitching repertoire and tendencies of the Boston Red Sox newest pitcher, Chris Sale, like only he can.
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Damian Dydyn explain why Dave Dombrowski was the perfect replacement for Ben Cherington as the President of Baseball Operations of the Boston Red Sox.
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How Did Boston Red Sox Catchers Frame Pitches in 2016?

How did the Boston Red Sox frame pitches in 2016? Ian York uses his unique graphics and his in-depth analysis to let us know.