2017 Opening Day Live Blog Extravaganza
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Eno Sarris
6:03
Givens is interesting because his arm slot is 1/2 but his hand slot is more over the top.
Daniel
6:03
MORE KERSHAW CHANGEUPS. LEFT ON LEFT THIS TIME
Eno Sarris
6:03
he's just f'in around now.
Carson Cistulli
6:04
Yeah, if you begin to entertain the full compliment of relievers, you probably run into much stranger mechanics.
Josh Hamilton's Tim Tebow tattoo
6:04
how many of these rookies do the reds intend to keep? Is this just an extended audition?
Carson Cistulli
6:05
Probably the first question will be answered by the second. If all the rookies end up as MVP candidates, the club will likely retain them all.
Blue Morpho
6:05
What about judging arm slot by a clock?
Carson Cistulli
6:06
Would you flip the clock around for a left-hander? Or leave it the same? So maybe Justin Verlander throws from 2:00, Kershaw from 10:00?
Aspergillus
6:07
Kershaw's only hit allowed was when they brought the infield in
Ghost of Greg Maddux Past
6:07
Arm slot question: Who had the most over-the-top arm slot? Josh Collmenter is pretty extreme. Any one know of a pitcher more over the top than him?
Carson Cistulli
6:07
Eno! Answer this question about over-the-top arm slots.
Eno Sarris
6:07
Preston Guilmet
Heath Bell
Josh Collmenter
Mat Latos
Tyler Thornburg
Bronson Arroyo
Tyson Ross
6:08
That's done by adjusting release point for height. No info from hand slot or spine tilt. And it's in order.
Carson Cistulli
6:08
Those are over-the-top guys?
Eno Sarris
6:08
Yeah, most over the top.
Pat
6:09
Bautista just made a crazy catch to save the game
Eno Sarris
6:10
redemption for the at-bats he's had today
Carson Cistulli
6:10
Here's Guilmet:
Or, is this better:
Penguin
6:12
Optimistic or pessimistic on greinkes start
Travis Sawchik
Eno Sarris
6:12
This was run in 2015 so there might be a new guy that I saw in the AFL that will be nuttier, but that looks pretty over the top from Guilmet.
Travis Sawchik
6:12
Good news: it was up from his spring numbers ... unless the tracking was off
Brian
6:13
What adds do I have to look forward to once my ISP sells my history containing 12 hours of active fangraphs usage?
Carson Cistulli
6:13
Dating sites for the sad, alone.
Shirtless George Brett
6:13
Eric Hosmer just struck out on this sequence
minimalismo
6:13
How could Sylvester Stallone and Kenny Loggins not top the over-the-top list?
LJS
6:14
How early in a career does a pitcher get set into an arm slot? It seems like it would be v hard to change
Jordan
6:14
I think it would be cool if fangraphs had a chat that's just Travis/Dave/Eno & Jeff chatting about baseball, no interaction from us, you guys basically have a chat amongst yourselves in a fish bowl
Eno Sarris
6:14
I'd really like to do pieces like this. Carson and I did one. I reached out to Jeff about some piece this year, maybe we will.
Brian
6:14
Seems like LIncecum should have topped that list
Eno Sarris
6:14
Top 3%.
Travis Sawchik
6:15
It would be kind of like this without the cigars ...https://www.si.com/more-sports/2014/04/23/sports-writers-tv-show
Carson Cistulli
6:15
Lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen has occasionally commented on pitchers who've changed their slots/mechanics. I think clubs generally try to avoid it, because arms, like Belle and Sebastian, are fragile and precious.
CamdenWarehouse
6:15
Craig Breslow changed his arm slot this offseason. Talk about it on the Ringer pod.
Eno Sarris
6:16
yeah this is how it mostly happens: at the end of a career, to save it.
Bernie
6:16
I've never had MLB.tv before, and I'm like a kid in a candy store right now. ALL OF THE BASEBALL!
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