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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 98: A Swing and a Miss


Episode 98

Eno Sarris of The Athletic stops by to discuss his latest article that looks at the correlation between launch angle and strikeouts ($). He discusses the differences between practice testing vs live games, the dual importance of swing angle and plate discipline, the financial impact of the high home run/high strikeout era, and the potential future impact on the game as a whole. Greg and Josh also discuss the returning velocity of Aaron Sanchez, J.A. Happ’s strikeout ways, Curtis Granderson turning back the clock, a couple of performing rookies, and the latest update on Troy Tulowitzki’s health and what it means for the roster. Finally, they answer listener questions and look at Gregg Olson’s written-down “unwritten” rules of the game.

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