World Series Off-Day Podcast (Episode 2)

Ben and Adam are at it again. This is episode two of the new “Purpose Pitch” podcast (formerly known as “Ben and Adam: Turnin’ Two”). In this episode we break down World Series Games 1 and 2 and get you set for the match-ups in New York!

2015 World Series Preview (Episode 1)

This is the very first podcast by Ben Kaspick and Adam Petke, two lifelong baseball fans who live and die for the game. Adam played D1 Baseball at Cal and his views toward the game are more old-school; Ben played varsity in high school and he prefers a sabermetric approach. In this episode, the duo […]

The Case for Juan Uribe (and Others)

The San Francisco Giants subtly revealed that they’re looking for infield depth when they signed former Padres and Orioles infielder Everth Cabrera to a minor league deal on Friday. Joaquin Arias hit just .254/.281/.301 in 204 plate appearances last year and is hitting an even worse .211/.211/.281 this season. Using WAR to consider his overall […]

The Curious Case of Tim Lincecum

Strikeouts per nine innings (K/9) and left-on-base percentage (LOB%) are often closely correlated. According to FanGraphs.com, “Most pitchers have LOB%s around league average (which is approximately 70-72%, depending upon the season), and pitchers that deviate from that average tend to see their numbers regress towards average in the future.” The MLB average LOB% from 2008-present is […]

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