Archive for December 2008

How much control does a pitcher really have? Perhaps not as much as we’re led to believe.

John answers questions from all over.

Conventional wisdom has it that the changeup should never be thrown inside. John has a look to see if there is any wisdom in the conventional wisdom.

Keith Hernandez, in his 1993 book Pure Baseball, has some very good stuff on pitching.

The supposed art of place hitting.

Which is the better pitch: an 87-mph fastball on the outside corner or 96 down the middle? John has a look using (of course) PITCHf/x.

You can already feel your shoulders slump.

Can the Mets live up to expectations in 2008?

Who throws the best pitch in baseball?

Can the average Joe be a successful scout of major league talent? Yes!