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dixieflatline

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Farewell

Not that I haven't been adding much to this fantastic site in the last few months.but, sadly, this is going to have to be my last post.  I've taken a position with an AL team so no more blogging...

Another look at the bullpen competition

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A look at potential contenders for the last few places in the Brewer's bullpen.

First pitch fastballs to Brewers hitters

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A look at Brewer hitters against first pitch fastballs.

Being Cole Hamels

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Lefty Cole Hamels gets the ball for the Phillies today in game one against the Brewers.  Hamels is a very good pitcher who has some interesting quirks about him so I wanted to do a little...

Manny being Manny (Parra, that is)

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I was playing around with some data here at lunch and I stumbled over to Manny Parra and I decided to do a little hand editing to his player card to tease out his splitter from his change up. ...

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A look at the playoff roster, take one

  While the Brewers themselves shouldn't be looking ahead I don't think it will hurt too much for us to look ahead for a moment.  August 31st is when playoff rosters are due and while there are...

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More guess the Brewers fun

These three players are all in the top six for home runs on the season and are all playing well.  I think general fan perception though is one of them is playing really well, one of them is having...

BCB interview: John Curtis

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John Curtis was a major league pitcher for 15 seasons and has been in the Brewers organization for six years now.  He is currently the pitching coach for the Single-A West Virginia...

Charleston Trip Report

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Last Saturday I had the good fortune of seeing the Power play and getting to talk to a few people around the organization.  The Power started the game in an eight run hole but a nine...

BCB Interview: Don Money (Part Two)

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Here is the second part of my interview with Huntsville manager Don Money (You can read the first part here). BCB: Up until this year Alcides Escobar has been considered a defense-first shortstop,...

BCB Interview: Don Money (Part One)

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The last tidbit from my trip to Huntsville is the interview with Stars manager Don Money.  I got over an hour of time with Coach Money so this transcript is only a partial transcript. Part Two will...

BCB Interview: Cole Gillespie

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During my Huntsville trip I got a chance to sit down with Cole Gillespie for a few minutes in the club house.  When I entered he was finishing a post batting practice sandwich which contained ham,...

General info from the Huntsville trip

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Hopefully you have already checked out my article at the Hardball Times about some of the players I saw during my trip but there was too much stuff to fit into that article so I am adding some...

So last week I had the good fortune of heading to Huntsville for a few days and watching the Star...

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So last week I had the good fortune of heading to Huntsville for a few days and watching the Stars play. I got a ton of useful information and several nice interviews. A writeup on the key prospects will be over on THT Tuesday and I will post some more information as the week goes on. I just wanted to whet your appetite with this not great quality video of Angel Salome hitting in the cage. The pitch before I started rolling Salome complained that he wanted some pitches inside and here is the result. Enjoy.

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Dave Bush is a man of mystery

Dave Bush has been dealing recently and after checking up on Rich Harden I wanted to see what Bush might be doing differently in his last few starts.  So I started by making a wear pattern plot for...

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Is Rich Harden's arm falling off?

There has been some concern about a loss of velocity in the last couple of Harden's starts so after some hiccups with my code here I wanted to take a look with the PITCHf/x data to see if I could...

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How much does the Sabathia trade help the Brewer's playoff chances?

Hopefully this kind of represents the kind of analysis Doug and the gang did when determining if the Sabathia trade was the right move to make.  The plan is to calculate how much better this makes...

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Salomon Torres wear pattern

I am fleshing out a new way of looking at how relief pitchers wear throughout the year for my next THT article and I thought I would start by check our new closer Saloman Torres.  Torres has thrown...

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Gagne up, DiFelice down

Eric Gagne has been activated off the DL and Mark DiFelice has been optioned back to AAA.  No word on what role he will fill.  Ned did have this to add however:"He needs to continue to work on his...

Branyan to right and deep...

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Russell Branyan is off to an historic start to the season.  In twenty games he has already belted ten home runs the fastest any Brewer has ever reached that mark.  After starting the year in AAA...

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Can we just call him McNasty?

So shortly before Seth McClung went into the rotation I said this "If you take a peak at McClung it looks like his off speed pitches kind of suck.  This makes me think that he wouldn't make it as a...

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Slowey, Perkins, and Baker... Who are these guys?

Because the Twins play in the AL and don't have many (any?) minor league affiliates in the same league as the Brewers it is easy for me to not pay attention to their young players.  After the...

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A look at how our starters tire

So for tomorrow's THT article I wrote about how fatigue effects pitcher's fastballs.  At the risk of scooping myself I wanted to share how the Crew's starters fastball speed declines as they go...

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More PITCHf/x goodies

Last fanpost in a while I promise.  Here is the info from Gagne's two innings yesterday.  He threw 26 fastballs, 4 change ups, and 0 curves according to MLBAM.  Here is the side view of the...

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Eric Gagne's Change from 2007 and 2008

In the game thread yesterday there was some interest in seeing some plots from Gagne from 2007 with a Boston and Texas split and then his 2008 stuff.  I mentioned that this year he was relying on...

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A look at Ben Sheets fastball and curve from a side view

So here is the latest PITCHf/x creation.  I am plotting an average fastball and curveball for different pitchers to try to find the infamous  "hump" to the curve.  These plots are shown standing...

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Question about Lincecum's slider

Hi everybody.  I'm Josh Kalk the harbdalltimes writer and blogger.  In the off season I wrote this article on Tim Lincecum where I noted that while he didn't throw any sliders in 2007 he had thrown...

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Are the Cardinals for real?

Well it has been way too long since I posted a mini article for BCB.  I have been a bit busy with the PITCHf/x stuff and the hardballtimes stuff but really this is where I got started and I really...

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Breakdown of Capuano

Another PITCHf/x view of Cappy.

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Brewer walk totals

The Brewers only drew 501 walks for the season which put them very close to the bottom in the NL.  For a team that hit 231 homers you would expect that they would walk more.

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