We are living in the Statcast era. And it is glorious.
You can learn so much about your favorite sports with advanced statistics. Raw data can only explain so much and antiquated stats like pitcher wins and losses mean very little in the grand scheme of things.
This Statcast era of baseball allows the fan to educate themselves on the finer points of the game. Sometimes, it goes against conventional wisdom and other times, it reaffirms what we thought we knew.
In the case of the Baltimore Orioles’ closer role, the advanced numbers show agree with conventional wisdom — Tanner Scott is the best option in Brandon Hyde‘s bullpen. Continue reading “The Orioles’ Early Favorite for Closer: Tanner Scott”