Evaluating Baseball Statistics with Sam Miller of ESPN

May 17th, 2018 · 1 hr 14 mins

About this Episode

Sam Miller joined us to talk about his recent article about evaluating Statcast's new Pop Time metric. Surprising exactly no one, we also talk about Shohei Ohtani, again. And take a look at Robinson Cańo's Hall of Fame candidacy.

Below is a table showing the comparative ratings of some of the pitchers with the best command scores.

Command+ CMD Name
1 9 Kyle Hendricks
2 19 Jordan Zimmermann
3 21 Alex Wood
4 10 Jeremy Hellickson
5 64 Masahiro Tanaka
6 86 Josh Tomlin *
7 25 Aaron Nola
8 12 Tyler Mahle
9 6 Jacob deGrom
10 3 Zack Greinke
12 4 Corey Kluber
20 2 Marco Gonzales
23 1 Kyle Davies
53 8 Doug Fister
101 5 Marco Estrada
122 7 CC Sabathia
Data pulled a few days apart, 151 total pitchers in COMMAND+ rankings and 130 in CMD
* Tomlin ranked sixth in CMD in 2017

Shohei Ohtani is flexible

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