Effectively Wild Episode 2166: Delayed Gratifi-K-tion

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Rays running out of mound visits and various visit-related hypotheticals, then (21:00) answer listener emails about “due up” vs. “on deck,” strikes vs. pitches in the strike zone, whether focusing on wins instead of runs makes WAR less intuitive, Quinn Priester and FIP-based pitcher WAR, Ronald Acuña Jr.’s ping-ponging strikeout rate, whether the ball-strike challenge system hampers strikeout celebrations, how much infielders help control the running game, advanced pitching machines and the minors-to-majors transition, why there aren’t more major league trick plays, cathartic uniform-burning, and timeout-induced injuries.

Audio intro: Gabriel-Ernest, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio outro: Tom Rhoads, “Effectively Wild Theme

Link to Rays mound visit story
Link to mound visits rule
Link to story on get-back coaches
Link to OnDeck Capital wiki
Link to Birnbaum on runs vs. wins
Link to lowest K-BB%
Link to highest HR/9
Link to defense behind pitcher
Link to FG RA/9 WAR
Link to Jaffe on Acuña
Link to Dan S. on zStats
Link to Petriello on Acuña’s Ks
Link to ESPN on Báez tags
Link to BP on tags
Link to Ben on pitching machines
Link to Rosenthal on MiLB-MLB gap
Link to Ben on MLB-MiLB in 2015
Link to Skunk in the Outfield
Link to Grand Illusion play
Link to KK play
Link to Skenes gamer
Link to Fletcher story
Link to EW on equipment destruction
Link to uni-burning story
Link to listener emails database
Link to ballpark meetup forms
Link to meetup organizer form

 Sponsor Us on Patreon
 Facebook Group
 Twitter Account
 EW Subreddit
 Effectively Wild Wiki
 iTunes Feed (Please rate and review us!)
 Get Our Merch!
 Email Us: podcast@fangraphs.com

Comments are closed.