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Does Jeremy Bonderman Deserve Another Start in the Majors

Through 3 starts in the Majors, against the Twins (20th in Rbat, Baseball Reference’s version of offensive Runs Above Average), Yankees (23rd), and Astros (26th), Jeremy Bonderman has a 4.75 kwERA, 45.8 GB %, but struck out just over 10 % of batters. Considering the competition, this is nothing special, and is probably at best, […]


Does The Mariners’ Minor League System Have a Contact Problem?

As I was watching Brewers’ minor leaguer Tyler Wagner and his 90 MPH fastball (he was a 4th round pick in 2012 to be fair) strike out 10 and shut out Clinton’s lineup in a 7 inning game, I started thinking about the Mariners’ minor league contact problems. It seems that the Mariners have had […]


A Deep Look at Aaron Harang and Meta-Narratives

The Mariners traded right-handed reliever Steven Hensley and some cash to acquire Aaron Harang from the Colorado Rockies. Harang is a 34 year old who has started 293 games in the Majors. He never actually pitched for the Rockies, as they traded for him from the Dodgers, but immediately designated for assignment. From 2010-2012 (he […]

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A Breakdown of Danny Hultzen’s Outing

Danny Hultzen made his 2nd start of the season on Tuesday, and was reasonably effective, with a 4.00 FIP over 5 innings. I decided to track all 84 pitches by result, location, and pitch type. But first, it may be helpful to look at his competition, the Sacramento Rivercats (the Athletics’ AAA affiliate), in context. […]

Comparing Mariner Release Points

In the previous post, we looked at how consistent the Mariner starters were at repeating their deliveries from game to game. In this post, I will look at the Mariner pitchers different release points in themselves, this time from a much more visual perspective. This time, we are looking at the horizontal and vertical release […]