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The hidden improvements of Paul DeJong

Paul DeJong St. Louis Cardinals

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs You’ve already heard plenty about Paul DeJong’s burst onto the St. Louis Cardinals scene. You don’t need me to write more about that. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that I worry about the sustainability of a player with a 26.4% K-BB differential. Put another

The emergence of the sinker for Carlos Martinez

Six days ago, ESPN's Buster Olney published a piece titled, "Vote: Nastiest pitch in baseball?" Surprisingly, no pitch from Carlos Martinez's repertoire was included in Olney's poll. For those unwilling to click on the link, eight pitches were included, one of each being thrown by Carlos Carrasco (slider), Yu Darvish

Tyler Lyons has been one of MLB’s best relievers

Since my tweet declaring that Tyler Lyons wasn't good, the 29-year-old lefty has been one of the league's very best relievers. Beginning on July 7th, Lyons has faced a total of 33 batters, striking out 15 of them (45.45%; for perspective, Trevor Rosenthal has posted a 45.6% strikeout rate during this same

How the fastball powers Lance Lynn

The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and Lance Lynn is still a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Since 2012, Lynn has proven to be a valuable pitcher, but as a rental, his trade value was limited. Sure, Yu Darvish -- also a rental -- yielded a potentially underrated return for the

Constructing a high floor is detrimental to the St. Louis Cardinals success

St. Louis Cardinals

In recent years, the St. Louis Cardinals front office has seemingly focused on constructing a roster with a high floor. The free agent signings of Dexter Fowler, Mike Leake, and Brett Cecil support that notion. This philosophy keeps the team competitive, and it’s hard to argue against the front office’s