March 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 21 mins
baseball, mlb, pitching, radar
2:32 Revisiting PECOTA team projections
10:44 Announce winners of The Shift by Russell A. Carleton giveaway
14:40 Spin Rates and Pitch Design with Jeff Long
1:08:45 More juiced ball talk (h/t Rob Arthur)
February 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
ballparks, baseball, mlb, pitching
When we talk about park adjusted stats, and park factors, what does all of that mean? How do we arrive at those numbers and how do we account for changes over time? We also talk about "pitch design" and how that combines analytical data and player development.
February 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 16 mins
baseball, mlb, pecota, projections
We talk with Jonathan Judge and Rob McQuown, who oversee Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections to get some more insight into how the projections are made, what's new this year, and of course hip hop.
January 31st, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
baseball, mlb, pitching, radar, umpires
We talk to Jeff Long, Sean O'Rourke, Wayne Boyle, and Russell Carleton about their recent Pitching Week article about the Robot Strikezone and Robot Umpires.
January 18th, 2018 | 57 mins 45 secs
baseball, mlb, pitching, sabermetrics
Stolen Signs is back. Harry and Kendall talk about the slow offseason, collusion and ideas on how to change the economics of baseball. After a short break (14:05) they discuss new research by Duke University that looks into neurological and motor skills and how they translate to baseball production, a new smart baseball that can provide some pitch tracking and tease some new work by the stats team at Baseball Prospectus. To wrap up (32:00), a look into the state of pitching and try to talk about what an inning(s) eater is and also what an ace is.
December 7th, 2017 | 1 hr 23 mins
baseball, japanese baseball, mlb, ohtani
We talk with Ben Lindbergh and Kaz Yamazaki about the NPB posting system, differences between the mounds, balls, culture of MLB and NPB and dig a little deeper into some of the myths about Japanese pitchers coming over to MLB. We also look into the current state of the sabermetric community in Japan.
Episode 9: Playoff Formats and Rosters w/ Rob Arthur, Ben Diamond, Greg Matthews, and Travis Sawchik
September 28th, 2017 | 1 hr 25 mins
baseball, mlb, playoffs, sabermetrics
We sat down with Rob Arthur, Ben Diamond, Greg Matthews, and Travis Sawchik to talk about the MLB playoffs. We touched on playoff formats (past, present, and future?) and then moved on to talk about roster construction and optimization for the playoffs. After that, Harry and Kendall talk about the things they learned this week.