FanGraphs Audio: Eric Thames and What Isn’t Lost in Translation

Episode 732
Managing editor Dave Cameron is the guest on this edition of the program, during which he discusses Eric Thames‘ early success and the implications of that success for the legitimacy of statistical translations from foreign leagues; provides some benchmarks for ideal launch angle and the players who are closest to those benchmarks; and identifies what’s broke with Eric Hosmer and why Eric Hosmer has little incentive to fix it.

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