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Date Edit

July 12, 2017

Summary Edit

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Aaron Judge’s Home Run Derby performance, a subtle change in the way Rob Manfred talked about the baseball at the All-Star Game, and the Angels’ stats with and without Mike Trout. Then they make it two consecutive episodes of talking to a Glenn by bringing on UC Irvine professor and baseball researcher Glenn Healey to discuss the mechanics and implications of his new method of comparing pitchers based on their stuff.

Topics Edit

  • Home Run Derby
  • Los Angeles Angels before and after Mike Trout injury
  • Pitcher Similarity

Intro Edit

Of Montreal, "One of a Very Few of a Kind"

Outro Edit

Lord Huron, "I Will Be Back One Day"

Banter Edit

  • Home run derby reactions
  • Aaron Judge & Giancarlo Stanton
  • Rob Manfred 'State of Baseball' address

Notes Edit

  • Only 55% of polled Fangraphs users could identify the Angels with or without Trout by stats
  • Derek Jeter injury for a month and half in 2003 at very start of season played .700 without him, .600 with him (Eric Almonte was replacement)
  • Judge vs Stanton: Stanton average exit velocity in 2015 - 95.9, 2016- 93.9, 2017- 90.8
  • In 2016 most similar RHP were Matt Harvey and Shelby Miller; most similar LHP were John Niese and Chris Rusin
  • In 2016 least similar RHP were Brad Ziegler Marco Estrada; least similar LHP Zack Britton and Tommy Malone

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