Posts by Jason Gindele

Modifying Musgrove

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The following article was a reader submission by Jason Gindele. You can find his previous articles here, here, and here. Pirates fans undoubtedly threw their hands in the air after Joe Musgrove threw a no-hitter for the Padres on Friday. Visions of Gerrit Cole, Tyler Glasnow and Charlie Morton flashed…

The Rise of the Fastball

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The following article was a reader submission by Jason Gindele. You can find his previous articles here and here. The late Tom Seaver once said: “The good rising fastball is the best pitch in baseball.”  He may have been on to something. Decades later, some analytics are now pointing to…

Analysts in the Pirates Front Office

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The following article was a reader submission by Jason Gindele. In December, Baseball Prospectus published its findings (subscription required) on the correlation between winning and the number of analysts employed by a club’s front office. Spoiler: There is a correlation.  According to the researchers, each additional full-time sabermetrician on staff…

Future General Managers in the Pirates’ Front Office

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The following article was a reader submission by Jason Gindele. The Pirates’ front office hasn’t built a lot of goodwill over the last five years, culminating in the club’s last place finish during the pandemic shortened season and a mid-level (but now improving) farm system. But there is some hope…