The Statcast podcast made a little bit of a meal last week about the new toy on Savant in 2021, spin efficiency.
Melewski did a couple of posts with Spin observations, more on just the RPMs of it than if the Oriole pitcher was spinning it just right.
Scott 6th out of 580 throwing 100 fastballs last year was a near top of curve thing that happened last year I hadn't noticed.
Harvey down with Cobb in the bottom 15-20% of all MLB pitchers - I hadn't realized his heat was more Britton-ish than zoomballs.
As I understand it, here generally in terms of pitch characteristics, you want really high or really low so your stuff doesn't look like everybody else's average MLB fastball.
Just on this attribute, Akin did get farther away from the 50-yard line than Kremer. But I think that all tracks as Akin's FB is his gift, whereas Kremer spots better and has the breaking stuff.
Mazzilli never felt like he was an Oriole and was just a New York guy that was assigned to manage the club. I was half expecting Mazzilli would make a heel turn and intentionally blow a pennant race game against the Yankees like when Hulk Hogan joined NWO in the WCW.
Correa looking for an arbitration win to nip Baez. Doing rounding for all fractional millions but exact 0.5's, last year of club control prices for the Big Five run:
Story 18.5 (settled previously on a 2-year arb buyout for 2020-2021 signed 1.24.2020, perhaps before covid fully appreciated)
Correa 10 (or leaping to 12.5 with an Arb win)