Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look into the data behind the batting surges of Dansby Swanson, Hunter Pence, George Springer and Chris Davis, as well as pitchers Lucas Giolito and Hyun-Jin Ryu and investigate why the Mariners defense might not be struggling as bad as it looks.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers dig into the data behind Chris Paddack's incredible start, the newest odd thing the Rays are doing, how Luke Voit and Gary Sanchez are mashing, what makes this Matt Carpenter slow start different, why Martin Perez and Ryan Pressly are so successful, and what's concerning about Vlad Guerrero Jr. so far.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers explore whether you should be worried by 10 aces off to slow starts, focus on the data behind the Twins lineup crushing and the improved Blue Jays defense, see what's fueling Hunter Dozier's hot start, and check in on interesting outfield data for Ramon Laureano and Bryce Harper.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers explain why Joey Gallo is breaking out, look at Christian Yelich's bizarre splits, dig into 5 April breakouts to watch and use data to check out Cardinals players Kolten Wong, Marcell Ozuna, John Brebbia, and John Gant.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at hot starts from Yoan Moncada, Franmil Reyes, JD Davis, Luis Castillo, and Matt Boyd, using Statcast data to see if those starts are sustainable.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at the first Statcast data of the new season, focusing on Chris Sale's velocity, Bryce Harper and Pete Alonso crushing baseballs, and what we're already seeing in terms of shifts, launch angle, and hard-hit balls.
With the 2019 season about to get started, host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers each select one Statcast fact per team to highlight the upcoming year and make predictions for awards and division races.
Mike Trout's long-term extension sent shockwaves through the industry and host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers break down what it means to the Angels and the sport. In addition, they share some data on what the proposed three-batter minimum will mean for pitchers, how the 2019 Red Sox outfield could possibly match the 1927 Yankees for the best outfield of all time, and take over/unders on FanGraphs' projected win totals.
Bryce Harper is already seeing four-man outfields in spring, but will he be the only one? Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss the latest defense trend, whether better positioning can help Adam Jones in Arizona. They then choose a few fantasy breakout candidates, and look at 2019's best projected defenses and 2019's fastest projected teams.
How were different Cardinals pitchers affected by the team's defense last year? Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss the Cardinals' defense, the Dodgers' very good pitching staff, Kenley Jansen's spin rate and the Mets' improved team backed up by plate-discipline numbers.
Brewers slugger Ryan Braun is attempting to change his swing for better results. Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss Braun's decision to make a switch and the type of results he could see in 2019. Plus, they look at the type of impact Bryce Harper could have on his future team's postseason chase.
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.
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?
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 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...