Everybody's trying to concoct the secret sauce with the ever more granular pitch data.
BP's long take there seems to be this is no bueno, so between that and Eno Sarris's story getting the "You can't own an idea" headline, my guess would be these guys are a little bit of charlatans but I am sure within the clubs here is where some of the frontier of competition is these days.
I doubt we'll ever get a Cot's Baseball Contracts for front office analysts, but imagine that would be a fun one to follow this decade as the marginal dollars of a billion dollar sport get utilized in ways the CBT doesn't know about.
If you can't get excited about Hays, Mullins and Mountcastle, not to mention the healthy returns of Mancini, Santander and Iglesias, throw in Rutchman, Hall, Rodriguez, Kjerstad, Diaz and Henderson in the pipeline, I suggest a Viagra washed down with that orange Kool-aide Too Tall (and I) are drinking.
Another thing I’ll say about this: it’s one thing to look at a relatively young, inexperienced player and give impressions based on watching them in an SSS. It’s another to get excited about a player who over a short period of time has exceeded his typical performance over a much longer period. And I am not saying that short term performance never signifies long term improvement or growth. But often, in that situation, a hot streak is just a hot streak.