The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 471 – Jose Ramirez: Fantasy Superstar

For some reason I have no idea how to number these episodes. I numbered the last one 471 when it was 470.


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RE: Tanaka…

Ive got a theory, and its not new or just mine, Eno actually eluded to it in a previous pod… but maybe its become that due to the new swing planes, pitches that drop and dont run much, in particular the split finger, are now just really bad pitches. I mean Gausman is another split heavy guy whos fallen apart in 2017. Not sure if anyones wrote this up, or run a stat analysis, but Im wondering what there is to that.

In a simpler way if saying, is it just possible the split finger, no matter how well thrown, is just a poor pitch in todays game…