Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs On Thursday, Statcast unveiled a new defensive metric: outs above average. Essentially, they use catch probability to determine the “expected” number of plays the average outfielder would have made given set of opportunities, and compare it to how many plays that given outfielder actually made. It’s really a
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
Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs If you’re looking for reasons why the Cardinals offense has struggled, you could point in almost any direction and be right. Today, I’m pointing at the three-hole in the lineup. Then, since Dexter Fowler has taken 21 of his 22 plate appearances in the three-hole since returning from
Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs After a fews weeks off, let's fire up The Delivery once again! Ideally, this will be a weekly mailbag going forward now that we have things up and running in a more official capacity at The Intrepid STL. Always send your Cardinals questions, and anything else, for future
Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs Yesterday, I examined the Cardinals baserunning talent using Statcast’s new sprint speed metric. We found that the Cardinals actually have six of ten qualified players with an above average sprint speed. However, we also found that every Cardinals player save Yadier Molina is slower this year than last.
Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs This morning, Statcast released a new metric which tracks baserunner sprint speed. You can read more about the metric here, courtesy of Mike Petriello. To measure sprint speed, the Statcast team measures the fastest one second window during a player’s “competitive” run and reports that speed in feet per
Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs Randal Grichuk is making his way back to St. Louis Sunday, according to a report by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. After spending close to a month refining his game in the minors, Grichuk boasts a batting line flush with evidence of his power potential–.273/.324/.621. Grichuk has
photo by @cardinalsgifs Two months into the 2017 season, and the St. Louis Cardinals offense has failed to live up to expectations. Dan Buffa of KSDK eloquently hit on the offensive struggles a few days ago, and my Intrepid STL colleague Brenden Schaeffer discussed how the offensive blueprint hasn’t materialized. The