Revisiting whether clutch is a skill

Revisiting whether clutch is a skill Now that we’ve assessed most of the baselines, we can now get to examining perhaps the biggest question. Is being clutch a repeatable skill? To help eliminate actual hitting skills, we’ll be examining the difference in offensive production between low and high leverage situations and how that difference correlates…

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Justin Verlander responds after Astros block Free Press from media session

Justin Verlander responds after Astros block Free Press from media session The Houston Astros blocked a Detroit Free Press reporter from attending Justin Verlander’s postgame media session on Wednesday night, violating Baseball Writers’ Association of America protocol and possibly the MLB collective bargaining agreement. The Astros blocked Free Press writer Anthony Fenech at Verlander’s request,…

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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-22-2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-22-2019 New York Tribune, August 22, 1919:“Who has the hardest wallop,” queries a reader, “Babe Ruth or Jack Dempsey?” It depends on whether they are hitting a baseball or Jess Willard. Either way, the thing getting hit is knocked into next week. Source: http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/discussion/primer_dugout_and_link_of_the_day_8_22_2019

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