Apr 19, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar (11) hits a single in the second inning during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Which Blue Jays are Putting the Barrel on the Ball?

Back in February I wrote an article around the Statcast ‘Barrels’ metric and how the Blue Jays (new and returning) stacked up in regards to that metric. If you haven’t heard much about Barrels and their ‘official’ definition, that article would be a great spot to brush up on them. You can see the leaderboard here. Just […]

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Russell Martin on the Art of Pitch Calling: A Masters in Communication

“If you believe your catcher is intelligent and you know that he has considerable experience, it is a good thing to leave the game almost entirely in his hands.” – Bob Feller DUNEDIN – Catcher defense is an interesting thing. When trying to evaluate it, most of the talk has shifted towards pitch framing (or […]