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James
1:03
Hey Dave, I know there's been a lot of work done on why some guys like Mark Buehrle are able to beat their peripherals. But what about the opposite, like Javier Vasquez? His fWAR suggests a borderline Hall of Famer but his RA9WAR suggest a really good but nowhere near hall of famer, how did he underperform his peripherals?
Dave Cameron
1:04
Some guys just suck with men on base. It could be that they're not comfortable pitching out of the stretch, or perhaps its a mental issue where they don't respond well to pressure situations. But there are definitely some pitchers who historically underperform over sustained periods of times
Jordan
1:04
2016 Syndergaard kind of reminds me of rookie Strasburg, but without the dingers
Dave Cameron
1:04
Yeah, debut Strasburg is probably a good comparison.
Matt
1:05
I'v never played baseball past like 7th grade, so forgive me - but isn't a high heater tough to catch up to? With the (assumed) source of issues being rise in velocity, would moving the bottom of the strike zone up actually achieve anything?
Dave Cameron
1:05
You wouldn't shift the zone, you'd make it smaller.
1:06
Okay, off to do some writing. Have a fun piece coming tomorrow that I think you guys will like.
Thanks for hanging out, everyone.
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