At least it is a Royals game - they could be trying to limbo too, and theoretically could still "out-lose" the Tigers. Zimmermann's heart should certainly be in this ala Costner in For Love of the Game.
It appears Alex Gordon is getting the pulled after going out to LF in the Top of the 2nd now - he has some family members in a skybox so it is a moment covid hasn't totally taken from him.
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.