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Mark Rogers and Managing the Burn

Mark Rogers, the Brewers’ 2004 first round draft pick, recently made his way to Venezuela. If things go as planned, Rogers will pitch in his Venezuelan Winter League debut for the Bravos de Margarita this week. After spending six years in the Brewers’ minor league… [More]

Rob Deer, Ryan Braun, and Three True Outcomes

My parents’ basement in Wisconsin still holds many treasures. Somewhere, amidst the family heirlooms and layers of dust, is a cherished childhood photo of my brother and me next to Rob Deer. It was taken on one of those glorious days at County Stadium when,… [More]

2012 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

The 2011 St. Louis Cardinals could have served as mascots for the MLB’s campaign to expand the playoffs in 2012. After winning the World Series as a low-win total division champion in 2006, the Cardinals returned to the Fall Classic a handful of years later… [More]

Situational Baseball: Batting Approaches

This might not seem like a logical follow-up to my survey of Productive Outs last week. However, one of my contentions — that situational baseball just happens, it’s not something a batter can purposely seek — requires an investigation of batting profiles. APPROACHES Successful baseball… [More]

Productive Outs and Situational Baseball

Batting Approaches In the baseball fan’s universe, the entire strategic game unfolds clearly and logically. Each player is culpable for contributing their share to the offense, but barring that, they should at least hit behind the runner. This is simple — the baseball fan’s universe… [More]

Heat Maps With Comment: How the Brewers Pitch Pujols

We all know that Tony LaRussa quote about the Brewers pitching Pujols up and in (and inadvertently hitting him once), but here it is again: “They almost got him yesterday too. There’s nothing intentional about it. But they throw the ball in here… Do you… [More]