Inconsistent Balls

The impact of changing baseballs on HBP, pitching, and offense.

Dugout Study Hall – Expert layman Matt Goodwin (@TheCorkedMatt) and fake baseball economist Alexander Chase (@chase_rate) share quick RazzSlam and TGFBI updates, talk about negative numbers with ERA estimators, and round out the rest of the episode talking about balls. Help us out with a FIVE STAR RATING and a REVIEW wherever you listen and ENJOY!

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  • Quick updates on RazzSlam + TGFBI (01:29)
  • Numbers of the Week: Negative Values on ERA Estimators (08:15)
  • Off the Books: New Balls and HBP (17:45)
  • Inconsistent Balls + Offense Suppression (27:54)
  • Is EV Down? (37:15)
  • Are Raised Seams the Problem? (43:20)
  • Players Being Impacted the Most (46:09)

Note: Episode recorded on 04/27/22

Matt Goodwin

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