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Elephant Rumblings: A’s lose Cotton; Braves remain active

A bunch of normally-stable plate discipline metrics (whiff/swing, swing rate at likely balls) take huge leaps forward at the exact moment they start consistently banging to indicate non-fastballs. Hard to see this as a coincidence.

— Rob Arthur (@No_Little_Plans) November 22, 2019
  • A reminder that talent truly comes from everywhere...

Most rWAR for players that signed as free agents to begin their pro careers, post-1965 (1st MLB amateur draft):

Beltré - 95.6 rWAR
Pedro - 83.9
Miggy - 69.6
Canó - 69.6
Iván Rodríguez - 68.