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
Real quick, let me show you the Cardinals starting lineup for the team's Thursday afternoon game against the Marlins at Busch, courtesy of MLB.com's Jen Langosch: https://twitter.com/LangoschMLB/status/882986577567387649 When I first saw the lineup this morning, I had four immediate takeaways: This is a lineup. Jose Martinez is batting third. Five of the
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 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