Rick Porcello

How Does Boston’s Opening Day Starter Rick Porcello Get the Job Done?

Ian York takes a close look at Rick Porcello's repertoire and pitch values from his Cy Young season to demonstrate how he was successful.
Joe Kelly

What Will a Full Season of Joe Kelly Out of the Bullpen Look Like?

Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his charts to take a close look at Joe Kelly, who will be in the Red Sox bullpen in 2017.
RA Dickey

RA Dickey Brings His Knuckleball to Atlanta

Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique graphics to demonstrate what RA Dickey will bring to the Atlanta Braves.
Robbie Ross

Robbie Ross Jr. Figures To Be a Key Component of the Red Sox Bullpen

Ian York takes a close look at Robbie Ross Jr. as he enters the season as the primary lefty in the Boston Red Sox bullpen.
Bartolo Colon

What Does the Venerable Bartolo Colon Bring to the Atlanta Braves?

Ian York looks at Bartolo Colon using PITCHf/x and his unique graphics to see what the veteran bring to the Atlanta Braves.
Carter Capps

The New and More Illegal Carter Capps Delivery

Back in July of 2015, I looked at Carter Capps’s delivery, cited the MLB rulebook, and used the power of technology (care of podcast co-host Damian Dydyn) to look at the controversial delivery from several different angles. The conclusion was,...
Most Improved Pitches

Most Improved Pitches from the 2016 Season

Ian York uses total bases per 100 pitches to determine the most and least improved pitches from the 2016 season.
Fastball Value

Change in Fastball Value: 2016 Edition

Ian York determines the change in fastball value from 2015 to 2016 using total bases per 100 pitches and offers a ranking of all pitchers from MLB.
Slider Value

Change in Slider Value: 2016 Edition

Ian York determines the change in slider value from 2015 to 2016 using total bases per 100 pitches and offers a ranking of all pitchers from MLB.
Curveball Value

Change in Curveball Value: 2016 Edition

Ian York determines the change in curveball value from 2015 to 2016 using total bases per 100 pitches and offers a ranking of all pitchers from MLB.

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