Talking Pitching w/ Nick Pollack

Matt and Alexander discuss the art of pitching with Mr. Nick Pollack.

Dugout Study Hall – Expert layman Matt Goodwin (@TheCorkedMatt) and fake baseball economist Alexander Chase (@chase_rate) celebrate our 50th pod-a-versary with none other than Pitcher List founder, creator, and all-around great dude, Nick Pollack (@PitcherList)! We talk about the DSH origin story, some hitting, the power of pitching stats, pitchers on the move and so much more!

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  • DSH origin story (02:09)
  • How Nick preps for drafting hitters (05:15)
  • Numbers of the Week: Nick’s favorite pitching stats (12:31)
  • Which pitching stats are more noise than help? (17:30)
  • The new PL player pages being awesome (22:31)
  • Case Study: Freddy Peralta (28:23)
  • Pitchers on the move + institutional approach (35:44)
  • Home/Road splits are dumb (42:38)
  • Player projects, confidence intervals, range of outcomes, and predicting “if” (56:08)
  • Pass/Fail: Chris Sale and drafting injured pitchers (1:04:05)

Note: Episode recorded on 3/16/22

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