Dominic Leone

Why We Should Believe in Dominic Leone

When the Blue Jays plucked Dominic Leone off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks last offseason, the move went by with hardly a whisper. Despite having had some success with the Mariners back in 2014, Leone was seen only as a depth reliever, with some hope that he could improve enough to help a big league bullpen […]

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How Pitchers Should Mix the Sinker and the Fastball to Be Successful

Back in September, Matt Trueblood wrote a fascinating piece for Baseball Prospectus exploring why many pitchers are ditching sinkers, relying instead on fourseam fastballs. You should read it for yourself, but the general point is that in addition to combating hitter adjustments to the sinker, the fourseam just interacts much better with traditional offspeed/breaking pitches.[1] […]

Ryan Goins Non Tender

Toronto Blue Jays Non-Tender Ryan Goins and Tom Koehler

The Toronto Blue Jays announced today that they have tendered contracts to arbitration-eligible players Josh Donaldson, Roberto Osuna, Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Devon Travis, Kevin Pillar, Dominic Leone, Aaron Loup, and outfielder Ezequiel Carrera, as well as the other 40-man roster players who were not eligible for arbitration. Blue Jays decline to tender contracts to RHP […]