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Statcast introduces Outs Above Average; how do the Cardinals rank?

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

St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospects: 1-10

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs In part two of my St. Louis Cardinals top prospects series, we focus on the top 10. The cupboard of the farm system has been bare since the likes of Trevor Rosenthal, Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Michael Wacha, and more have had major league successes. It took a

Statcast sprint speed: how do the Cardinals stack up?

St. Louis Cardinals sprint speed

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

The Cardinals StatCap #2

St. Louis Cardinals StatCap

photo by @cardinalsgifs The Cardinals played some really bad baseball this week, going 2-5 since Memorial Day. Bad news: they dropped two games below .500 and are now third in the division. Good news: their next 11 games are against the Reds (4), Phillies (3), and Brewers (4). Now’s the time