April 18, 2021

Effectively Wild Episode 1483: Baseball in the 2020s (FanGraphs)


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Ben Lindbergh and a slightly light-headed Sam Miller banter about baseball and vomit and 2019 World Series Game 7 losing pitcher Will Harris signing with the Nationals, then attempt to predict what baseball will look like in the 2020s, touching on the most celebrated retirements, how high the strikeout rate will rise, how many games will be played, which tactics will come to the fore, what the most notable trends of the decade may be, whether baseball will get better or worse, and more.

Audio intro: The Verve, “A New Decade
Audio outro: Koufax, “Going to Happen

Link to Ben on sick pitchers
Link to Sam’s end of the decade awards
Link to story on Harris’ Game 6 home run allowed
Link to story on Harris’ Game 7 home run allowed
Link to the history of rising strikeout rates
Link to Ben on the mid-plate-appearance pitching change
Link to Ben on trends that could define baseball’s future
Link to ESPN broadcast featuring Bat Track
Link to ESPN Bat Track data
Link to order The MVP Machine

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