The Saber's Edge: Analyzing Fastball Velocity
The Saber's Edge: Analyzing Fastball Velocity

This article is part of our The Saber's Edge series.

At some point during spring training, I planned on writing about how preseason velocities compared to the regular-season values. What I didn't know was Major League Baseball would change their velocity baseline, thereby increasing all the new readings.

The change is important to understand. Once understanding the change, I could calculate how much pitchers maintained their velocity from spring training to the regular season.

I have reported ...

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Jeff Zimmerman
Zimmerman writes analytics-focused baseball and football articles for RotoWire. He is a three-time FSWA award winner, including the Football Writer of the Year and Best Football Print Article awards in 2016. The 2017 Tout Wars Mixed Auction champion and 2016 Tout Wars Head-to-Head champ, Zimmerman also contributes to FanGraphs.com, BaseballHQ and Baseball America.
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