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Yankees' bullpen gets better with Ottavino - Season 5, Ep. 2

The Yankees reportedly sign reliever Adam Ottavino to strengthen an already deep bullpen. Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk about the signing that gives the Yankees' 'pen a serious upgrade. Plus, they react to Kevin Long's comments (via MLBN Radio) that launch angle impacted Bryce Harper's hitting mentality and how hit probability will change in 2019 and which players will benefit. They highlight Marcell Ozuna, who could have a breakout season this year.


Is Jackie Bradley Jr. in line for a big year? - Season 5, Ep. 1

The 2019 season will be here before you know it, so which player could be in line for a breakout year? Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers highlight Jackie Bradley Jr. because of his glove and impressive hard-hit rate. Plus, could the Phillies' defense be better than what the numbers show and if Nicholas Castellanos is traded, where is the best fit for him?


Free agent update and year in review - Season 4, Ep. 50

As 2018 comes to a close, Mike Petriello and Matt Meyers touch on the signings of Matt Harvey and Terrance Gore, try to guess where the remaining big-ticket free agents might end up and count down the 10 most interesting Statcast moments of the season.


Get to know Statcast hero, Yandy Diaz - Season 4, Ep. 49

Have you heard of Yandy Diaz? The Rays have, and made a trade to bring him to Tampa Bay. He's big, he's strong and hits the ball hard. He puts the ball in play with a high exit velocity. Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss the move and see how Diaz fits in the lineup and if his numbers will translate into wins for the Rays. Plus, they break down the Dodgers signing Joe Kelly and if Bryce Harper doesn't sign with the Yankees, they offer some trade candidates that would...


A Conversation with Adam Ottavino - Season 4, Ep. 48

Free-agent reliever Adam Ottavino is coming off a fantastic season, notably coming after an offseason spent training in a vacant Harlem storefront outfitted with the latest in pitching technology. In a special edition of the Statcast Podcast, Mike Petriello sits down for a wide-ranging 30-minute interview with Ottavino, touching on pitch design, the challenges of Coors Field, life as a free agent and how he would have dominated Babe Ruth.


Manny Machado may still be getting better - Season 4, Ep. 47

Somewhat lost in the discussion over Manny Machado's hustle comments is the fact that he just had his best-ever hitting year - and that he's one of the few hitters to improve each season in a key Statcast metric. Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss Machado's free agency along with the impact of Paul Goldschmidt, Patrick Corbin, Nathan Eovaldi and Carlos Santana finding new homes. Additionally, they explain why Juan Nicasio's 6.00 ERA isn't what you think and offer...


Braves and Josh Donaldson make a perfect match - Season 4, Ep. 46

The Braves make a splash and bring in Josh Donaldson. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss how the move seems to be a perfect match for both sides. They also talk about the impact it will have on the team's roster and how this could make Atlanta even better than last season. Plus, what would it take to trade Robinson Cano or Madison Bumgarner? Finally, the guys break down Bryce Harper's defense and if playing the outfield is the best fit for the free-agent...


The Next Chapter for Seattle - Season 4, Ep. 45

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto is always looking to make a deal and with the news coming out that James Paxton is reportedly on the trading block, could Edwin Diaz be dealt as well? Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss whether the Mariners trading away key players this offseason could be good for the club and which teams could make deals with Dipoto. Later in the podcast they talk about Carlos Santana reportedly being shopped by the Phillies, examining some Statcast...


The Mariners and Rays Are Making Moves - Season 4, Ep. 44

The Mariners and Rays have made the first major trade of the offseason, with Seattle sending Mike Zunino, Guillermo Heredia and Minor Leaguer Michael Plassmeyer in exchange for Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers break the deal down from a stat perspective and if both teams got a fair deal. Later in the show they discuss what the Cleveland Indians might do about their outfield situation and if A.J. Pollock could be a fit, what the Astros...


The Offseason Begins - Season 4, Ep. 43

The Boston Red Sox wrapped up the World Series this past weekend, meaning that the offseason has begun. While there might not be any MLB games played until 2019, Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers have plenty to discuss, including whether or not Clayton Kershaw may opt out of his contract with the Dodgers, why J.T. Realmuto might be more valuable than you think and whether it's better to build a team through trades or free agent signings. They also take a look at...


2018 World Series Preview - Season 4, Ep. 42

The stage is set for a blockbuster World Series showdown featuring the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the first time these two franchises have faced off in the Fall Classic since 1916. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss some of the storylines we'll see this World Series, including if the large win-differential gap between both teams matters, if the Red Sox will be able to hit the Dodgers' lefties and if Mookie Betts should be playing second...


League Championship Series Fever - Season 4, Ep. 41

The American and National League Championship Series have provided some of the most exciting games we've seen this postseason. With the Red Sox currently leading the ALCS and the NLCS all tied up, Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers take a look at both series to talk about some interesting stats. They discuss Manny Machado and his admitted lack of hustle, Cody Bellinger making the best catch of the postseason so far, Alex Bregman's breakout series and why J.D....


The Final Four - Season 4, Ep. 40

With the Boston Red Sox defeating the New York Yankees in the ALDS last night, the stage is officially set for the ALCS and the NLCS. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers break down some interesting tidbits we've seen so far in this postseason, including why pitchers are throwing less fastballs and if hitting home runs is better than playing small ball. They also discuss whether the Yankees might want a redo on the Giancarlo Stanton trade, how the Houston Astros took...


A Wild Start to the 2018 Postseason - Season 4, Ep. 39

The 2018 postseason officially kicked off this week with the Rockies and Yankees both winning their Wild Card Games to finalize the LDS picture. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk about the Rockies' wild 13th-inning win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field and the Yankees' victory over the A's in the Bronx. Later in the podcast, they break down the upcoming divisional series matchups, including the Yankees and Red Sox facing off in the postseason for the first time...


The Insane National League Pennant Race - Season 4, Ep. 38

There isn't a lot of certainty in the National League, outside of the Braves clinching the NL East, as to which teams are going to be playing in the postseason. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss how the Cubs, Brewers, Cardinals, Dodgers and Rockies will be fighting it out in the remaining games this season to see who will get the final four playoff spots. They'll also preview the powerhouse ALDS matchup between the Indians and Astros, along with trying to...


An Interesting Season From The Braves - Season 4, Ep. 37

With less than two weeks until the 2018 postseason, the Atlanta Braves seem to be the favorites to take the NL East crown, despite having the eighth best record in baseball since July 1. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers try to figure out how the Braves have been able to overcome a mediocre second half and why Ronald Acuña Jr. is integral to Atlanta's postseason plans. Later in the show, the Statcast guys discuss the best team in baseball that isn't the Red Sox and...


Two Unlikely Powerhouse Offenses - Season 4, Ep. 36

Among the powerhouse offenses in baseball, over the last 30 days, the Oakland A's and the Tampa Bay Rays have come to the forefront as being the best in the game. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers examine how these two unlikely teams are putting up big numbers, just in time for a weekend series in St. Petersburg. Later in the podcast they discuss how the Mets have become kind of good, what's going on with Marcell Ozuna and if Eric Hosmer is finally trying to get...


The Shohei Ohtani Conundrum - Season 4, Ep. 35

The Angels and Shohei Ohtani received disappointing news on Wednesday when Tommy John Surgery was recommended for the star Japanese hitter and pitcher. The news didn't seem to slow Shohei down, as he went 4-for-4 with two home runs against the Texas Rangers following the diagnostic. Statcast host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss how the Angels might proceed with Ohtani if he gets the surgery and why making him an opener could make sense. Also on the podcast this week...


Discussing the Unofficial Team of the Statcast Podcast - Season 4, Ep. 34

On the latest edition of the Statcast podcast, host Mike Petriello is joined by White Sox play-by-play man Jason Benetti as they discuss a slew of Sox storylines, including the White Sox current rebuild, Michael Kopech's impressive control and a few things you might not know about legendary broadcaster Hawk Harrelson. They also talk about where the White Sox rank in MLB with their stat knowledge and reminiscing about the 2018 Home Run Derby.


Alex Rodriguez Joins The Podcast - Season 4, Ep. 33

On a very special episode of the Statcast Podcast, 14-time All-Star Alex Rodriguez joins host Mike Petriello to discuss a multitude of topics, including his opinion of the shift, if it's harder to be a hitter now compared to earlier in his career, how he prepares for broadcasts and much more. Also on the podcast, Mike and national editor Matt Meyers discuss an unexpected outcome of the Rays' opener experiment, Michael Kopech making his debut with the White Sox and four players that are...