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Elias inculcating the analytics approach with the MiL pitchers

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Seriously though....I love what they are doing. It will take time but Elias has an impressive mind and overall vision and it's clear he knows how to organize and implement a plan. I am very excited to watch how this rebuild goes. 

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Houston last year saw its Triple-A Fresno team rank sixth in its league in ERA at 4.27 and first in strikeouts. The Astros’ Double-A Corpus Christi team was first in ERA at 3.44 and in strikeouts. The high Single-A Buies Creek club was first in ERA at 3.07 and in strikeouts. The low Single-A Quad Cities club led its league in ERA at 2.86 and rated first in strikeouts. Houston also had similar success with its short-season clubs.

Wow.

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I want to see our strikeout numbers go up over time and it’s not just going to be this year,” he said. “Because part of it involves who you are drafting. But that was part of a four-year effort to harmonize our pitcher acquisition and pitcher development. And it’s very difficult to achieve. I don’t know if we can replicate that level of success because of the competitive environment. But we had every single pitching coach on the same page using the same philosophy. The scouting department was doing it and the results were effusive.”

 

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Thanks for sharing the article. We heard so many times that there was going to be a new version fo the "Oriole Way", but it seems we ended up with a Buck Way, a DD Way, A Brady Way, etc., etc. That all stemmed from Angelos IMO (hiring the manager first, no linear chain of command, reluctance to give any one person authority, etc.). It would be fantastic if Elias can really make this happen over the next few years. 

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One line from the article struck me as particularly positive:

" Some of the minor league pitchers told me that the club has a development plan in place for each pitcher. "

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By the way, I have never used the word "inculcate". I'm not sure I've seen that word more than a few times. Frobby should get a Thesaurus gold star for the day! :)

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4 minutes ago, Ohfan67 said:

By the way, I have never used the word "inculcate". I'm not sure I've seen that word more than a few times. Frobby should get a Thesaurus gold star for the day! :)

I thought long and hard about using that word!   Per Webster’s:

Inculcate: to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions.

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2 minutes ago, Frobby said:

I thought long and hard about using that word!   Per Webster’s:

Inculcate: to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions.

I went to dictionary.com to check. I was like 75% sure what it meant. 😛

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