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Drew Hutchison’s Slider Nonsense

By Kyle Matte

PUBLISHED: Nov 30, 2015, 9:00 am EST

I’ve only been an emotionally-invested fan of baseball for about 15 years, and prior to this October my experience with the post season was almost entirely imaginary; yet I can say with some significant level of confidence that a pitcher… Continue reading →

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The Knuckleball Effect — on Russell Martin

By Kyle Matte

PUBLISHED: Nov 4, 2015, 9:00 am EST

From the Niekro brothers, to Tim Wakefield, and now to R.A. Dickey, baseball has had a prominent knuckleballer in the game dating back as far as the mid-sixties. Coming hand-in-hand with these blue-grass physicists is the mythos of the knuckleball… Continue reading →

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2016 Blue Jays Prospect Rankings, Part Three: Comparison

By Kyle Matte

PUBLISHED: Nov 2, 2015, 9:00 am EST

Part One: Backround Part Two: Rankings and Analysis The past twelve months have likely been both trying and rewarding for the developmental staff within Alex Anthopoulos’ front office. While a sense of pride must be felt from seeing the kids… Continue reading →

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2016 Blue Jays Prospect Rankings, Part Two: Rankings and Analysis

By Kyle Matte

PUBLISHED: Oct 28, 2015, 9:00 am EDT

In Part One of the 2016 Edition of my “Alternative Method for Blue Jays Prospect Ranking”, I laid the groundwork as best as I could for the method behind my madness. As a brief refresher, each prospect in the system… Continue reading →

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2016 Blue Jays Prospect Rankings, Part One: Background

By Kyle Matte

PUBLISHED: Oct 26, 2015, 9:00 am EDT

Back in January, I unveiled the first edition of my “Alternative Method to Blue Jays Prospect Ranking” with the goal of removing any biases – whether intentional or unintentional; personal or organizational – from the evaluation process. Looking forward to… Continue reading →

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Marcus Stroman’s Sinker is Evolving

By Kyle Matte

PUBLISHED: Oct 5, 2015, 9:00 am EDT

Marcus Stroman is back, and he’s already reminding the baseball world just how spectacular he is. His dominant eight-inning, division-clinching start against Baltimore was a story so perfect that Disney is already clawing for the rights to film a trilogy about… Continue reading →

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Liam Hendriks’ Unparalleled Velocity Spike

By Kyle Matte

PUBLISHED: Sep 29, 2015, 1:00 pm EDT

The tale of Liam Hendriks and the Toronto Blue Jays is both complex and bizarre. It begins in December of 2013 when he was designated for assignment by the Twins following their free agent signing of Phil Hughes. He was… Continue reading →

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Ben Revere Is What He Is, But That’s Still Worthy of a Contract

By Kyle Matte

PUBLISHED: Sep 17, 2015, 3:25 pm EDT

When the Blue Jays sent Alberto Tirado and Jimmy Cordero down to Philadelphia for Ben Revere at the trade deadline, the goal wasn’t to add another major offensive threat to the lineup. By most analytical measures Ben Revere is just… Continue reading →

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Aaron Sanchez and the Zach Britton Career Arc

By Kyle Matte

PUBLISHED: Sep 7, 2015, 10:00 am EDT

Back on Canada Day, Aaron Sanchez turned 23 years old. He’s still just a young pup, but he’s finishing up his sixth year in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, which means something – I don’t know what, but something –… Continue reading →

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Edwin Encarnacion’s Summer Swing

By Kyle Matte

PUBLISHED: Sep 1, 2015, 8:15 am EDT

The Toronto Blue Jays limped into the 2015 All Star break a game under .500 at 45-46, and the fan base knew that roster changes were necessary if any hopes of postseason baseball were to survive the summer. It was… Continue reading →

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