Baseball’s biggest news, trends, trades and highlights, all broken down from an analytical angle. Each week, MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello are joined by guests from around the league to keep you up-to-date on the Majors’ most important topics using the same data as cutting-edge MLB front offices.
MLB.com host Mike Petriello takes a look at two of the more fascinating teams in baseball this season, the Royals and the Pirates. Travis Sawchik, recent author and award winning reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, joins Statcast to breakdown how the Pirates have been so successful and why Clint Hurdle's ability to adapt to the ever-changing baseball landscape has been a key to his team's success. Plus, they'll discuss why pitchers are reviving their careers donning the black and yellow. Rany Jazayerli, long time Baseball Prospectus writer and frequent Grantland contributor, joins Statcast to pinpoint exactly why Kansas City brought Johnny Cueto to the midwest, how the Royals' past choices has led them to their current and future success and explain why Lorenzo Cain, Alex Gordon, and Jarrod Dyson are such a dangerous combination in the outfield, covering the most average distance for outfielders, per Statcast.