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About Chito

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  • Birthday 9/25/1980

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    Greenville, NC
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    Golf, rock and roll, booze
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Nick Markakis
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Eric Davis

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  1. So Greinke and about $25 million for Martin, Bukauskas, Beer, and Rojas.
  2. Guessing the DBacks kicked in some serious money. That's a haul.
  3. Chito

    Stroman to Mets

    Kay seems like a safe bet to be a mid-rotation starter. Probably would be by now if not for Tommy John a few years ago. Woods-Richardson is a higher upside guy who's a few years away. I guess it's good value for him. Surprised a serious contender didn't beat this offer though.
  4. Maybe a better fit for Orioles History, but a great listen either way.
  5. Here's how Connolly put it: Cashner is a tough guy who spoke his mind and didn’t care about ruffling young Orioles’ feathers. But he also gave exorbitant amounts of time to those inexperienced guys in the clubhouse.
  6. Straily. Oof. I actually thought he was gonna help. He earned that F-minus for sure.
  7. Smith's SLG is actually .457. And yes, it's well past time to cut Davis.
  8. The average vertical movement on the BP f/x scale is 9. Blake Snell is at 11. Verlander is still getting it done at 11.15(!) Means is at 10.99. Bundy 10.75. Both near the top in that category.
  9. Yep. Just found Sarris pointing someone to the BP Pitch f/x leaderboard.
  10. He did write this just after the part I posted: The all-time top 50 four-seamers by ride average 90 mph. Among four-seamers that average more than 94 mph, Buehler actually has the 11th-highest ride of the era.
  11. Seems like it's just another way to say "perceived rise." Linked to spin rate. Here's what Sarris wrote in a piece about Walker Buehler: There’s another advanced concept that’s at play here. “Ride,” or the way that a backspun fastball can counteract gravity and appear higher at the plate than a batter expects, is something that Buehler has used to guide his development. Spin contributes to movement, and Buehler has the 12th-highest spin rate among starting pitchers in baseball this year. More spin on a four seamer generally means more ride. Buehler has more ride than the average pitcher, but only the 116th-highest ride since we started tracking these things in the early 2000s. So why doesn’t he have more ride? “Over 94, the ride matters less because it’s firm enough to not be perceived any different,” Buehler told me. “The guys that throw invisiballs throw 90-92, the ride helps them play so much further.”
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