Juan Soto’s season for the ages

Let’s get the easy part out of the way first; Juan Soto is great. If you forgot, a quick glance at his FanGraphs page will remind you of that. He made the uncommon jump to the majors after just 35 plate appearances in AA, completely skipping AAA, and… Read More

Cavan Biggio’s entry into the record books

In the middle of September, Cavan Biggio joined a top 10 list that likely didn’t wind up on your radar, and was undoubtedly missed by the major sports outlets across the baseball landscape. While it’s not a flashy stat like fastest to 100 home runs, RBI, or runs… Read More

How Paul Goldschmidt re-wrote his future

For the last couple of years, there’s been a narrative forming that Paul Goldschmidt’s a slow starter, and that at the beginning of the season, he’s not producing. At best, that’s a half truth. In 2018, after two months, Goldschmidt was hitting .209/.326/.393 with a wRC+ of 96.… Read More

Pitch Tunneling: How hitters can train to overcome it

Over the last few years, you’ve likely heard the term “Pitch Tunneling” during a broadcast, or seen it mentioned online. The concept itself isn’t new, and is something that great pitchers like Greg Maddux instinctively understood before it had a name. Developments in high-speed cameras, virtual reality,… Read More

Elite Baseball Training: How VR transfers to the batter’s box

Since baseball began, undoubtedly its most difficult training challenge has been replicating in-game pitching conditions for hitters to practice against. Pitching is a scarce resource that is too valuable to waste on batting practice. Consequently, as players we practice against coaches throwing 50% of game speed, take… Read More