On this episode of the Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) talks to former major leaguer Doug Glanville (@dougglanville) of ESPN and Eno Sarris of The Athletic (@enosarris).
Doug breaks down what goes into making the catches that were made during the postseason, whether it was the home run robberies by Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger, or the tumbling catch by Manuel Margot (3:39). He explains how Mookie Betts is getting better (6:51) and discusses differences in outfield play from when he played to now (13:19). And for fun, we close the segment by talking analytics with Doug – the analytics of great French toast (16:51).
Eno gives us the state of the Rays and Dodgers heading into the World Series (22:23), talks strikeout percentages and high fastballs (24:24), and picks which player most impressed him (29:27). He also predicts who will win the World Series and how long it will take – both in games and in hours (31:05).
For more on defensive play in this year’s World Series, check out our preview article at the SIS Blog.
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