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
Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs The St. Louis Cardinals played more bad baseball than good (again) this week. Their playoff odds are down to 16.1% which still feels too high. FanGraphs now gives the Cardinals a 1.0% chance at winning the World Series, which also feels too high. Yet, while Cardinals baseball has been tougher
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
photo by @cardinalsgifs Welcome to the season premiere of The StatCap, where I’ll review the past week in St. Louis Cardinals baseball with quick hit analysis and notes through a Statcast and Pitchf/x lens. The StatCap will be run weekly, sometimes more if the St. Louis Cardinals play enough good baseball.
photo by @cardinalsgifs Through nearly two months in his first campaign as a full-time left fielder, Randal Grichuk has been terrible. Through May 23rd, Grichuk has been worth negative 0.2 WAR, meaning he’s performed worse than you’d expect from “a player that would cost you nothing but the league minimum salary to