MLB Takeoff 9/2: Arms, Arms Everywhere


Note: The Boogie Factor has officially been launched. I want to give you a better understanding about this metric. It's something that we've been working on since the end of 2019 season. It's a metric that takes every single factor into account. We are talking about EVERYTHING. Exit velocity, Average batted ball distance, weather, stadium, air density, expected wOBA, not only ISO, but expected weighted ISOs, K%, matchup, XwOBA, XFIP, Money Lines, Oddsmakers expectations, etc. There isn't one category that will be unaccounted for. The only * I would put for now, is give it time to soak in a larger 2020 sample and we should be seeing amazing results for the rest of the season.


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Primary Arms


D.Lamet: On the year he owns a K% of 32.9% & the pitch he has been using to put hitters away with has been the slider. Lamet's slider falls under the ELITE category as no other pitch in the majors has struck out more hitters this season. Lamet's slider has struck out 38 hitters with the next closest behind him being Bieber & his curveball that has struck out hitters 35 times. For as good as his stuff has been, Lamet hasn't been perfect though as he's walking too many batters (9%), & allowing too many flyballs for my preference (45%), but the good news is most of those flyballs are staying in the park as he has an ISO under .120 to both sides of the plate. Although the Angels don't strike out much (19.9% vs. RHP), they dont hit the ball in the air (37.7%) and they have a declining IRT which currently stands at 3.9.


M.Scherzer: Finally put together the ace like outing we have been waiting for all season in his last start against Boston. Scherzer went 6 IP, 1 ER, & 11 K'