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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

Michael Wacha is tipping his changeup, Part 2

Michael Wacha

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs As of this writing, the St. Louis Cardinals sit three games behind the Rockies and have a 21.3% chance of making the playoffs, according to FanGraphs. Three games is a lot to make up with only 21 left to play, so every game takes on even more significance. Making

What should we make of Kolten Wong?

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs In his age 26 season, Kolten Wong is finally breaking out offensively. As of this writing, his 118 wRC+ would be a career high by 22 points. His .399 on-base percentage puts him in the top twenty among hitters with at least 250 plate appearances. That OBP places

The Cardinals three-hitter struggles and Dexter Fowler

St. Louis Cardinals three-hitter

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

Is the punchless Cardinals offense cause for concern?

matt carpenter

The St. Louis Cardinals are only seven games into the 2017 season. However, I'm susceptible to early overreactions, and their slow start is testing my ability to remain optimistic. I decided today to take a step back and see if it’s really been that bad, if there’s reason to expect