Author Archives: Mark Simon

New podcast episode: What does Moneyball look like in 2019?

This episode features guests who cover the Athletics, Rays and Twins discussing how those teams find edges nowadays.

Zack Greinke slider not what it once was

Some notes on the drop in performance of what used to be a key pitch.

How does J.T. Realmuto have 10 Defensive Runs Saved?

Suddenly J.T. Realmuto is one of the top-rated defensive catchers in MLB.

Stat of the Week: Who is May’s top defensive player?

Was our choice Cody Bellinger or Matt Chapman?

How are the Twins getting it done?

The Twins are racking up wins. What have been the keys to their success?

The Dodgers’ dominant defense

By Mark Simon The Dodgers are poised to not just dominate the NL West again, but to dominate all of baseball in defensive performance. The Dodgers lead MLB with 62 Defensive Runs Saved. The next-closest team entering Thursday is the Astros with 45. What’s impressive about the Dodgers is that they’ve done this after they […]

What’s been behind Justin Verlander’s great season?

Slider dominance and defensive dominance are going hand in hand to allow Verlander to outperform his peripherals.