FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron on the Data of Slumps

Episode 653
Dave Cameron is the managing editor of FanGraphs. During this edition of FanGraphs Audio he examines what the data reveal about slumps, injuries, etc — specifically looking at Yordano Ventura‘s fastball velocity and release point, and then Troy Tulowitzki’s contact rate on pitches in the zone and also exit velocity.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 45 min play time.)

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