06: A Fan’s Guide to Baseball Analytics with Anthony Castrovince from the MLB Network
162: A Semi-Weekly Baseball Podcast
On this episode, Tony and Adam discuss the Dodgers/Padres, Some :fire: pitching matchups, and interview Author Anthony Castrovince from MLB Network about his new book, "A Fan’s Guide to Baseball Analytics."4:30 Pitching Gems from DeGrom, Cole, Bieber & the DBacks 8:30 Why the Padres v. Dodgers is compelling this year 11:10 Anthony Castrovince on Analytics for the culture, Early season surprises, and whether 7 game complete games should count 31:00 The NL East is terrible: a statement. HUGE thanks to Anthony for joining the show. Be sure to check out his book, and follow him on twitter @Castrovince.
00:00-15:00:MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince joins the show to chat about Yankee woes, what team he would buy stock in from a "fun" standpoint, the amazing Ronald Acuna Jr., the pitching duel between the Tribe and Sox, the unstoppable Dodgers and more!16:00-33:00:Mike Lindsley with his latest NFL Draft Round One mock thoughts.
Anthony Castrovince / MLB Network Topics Discussed: - Based on the general consensus prognostications you saw entering '21; what team did you find yourself either higher on, or question more than most? - The Yankees are favored by most in the AL East. Within the division, who do you see as their primary challenger - Toronto, or Tampa Bay? - With the White Sox losing Eloy Jiminez, do they have enough to overtake the Twins in the Central? - The Astros lineup remains the class of the AL West, but it's an underwhelming rotation - especially with Verlander expected to be out all year. What's your take on Houston? - Philadelphia has jumped out to a Week 1 lead in the NL East, but the anticipation is the race there will ultimately be between Atlanta and the Mets... with the Marlins (who reached the post-season last year) also lurking. Do you see the NL East as the strongest division top to bottom? - The NL Central isn't overly strong, but it's interesting with everyone outside of Pittsburgh having a plausible argument. Who do you like best there? - The Padres are absolutely loaded, but potentially there is still some distance between them and LA. What's your primary question with San Diego? - Going back to 1990, where does this Dodger team rate for you? You've got the '90 A's at the end of their run, the '92-'93 Jays, the '90s Braves, the late '90's early 2000 Yankees, San Francisco's 3 titles in 5 years from '10-'14. The Yankees won 114 games in '98. The Mariners had 116 wins in 2001. Can LA challenge those totals? - In 2014 there was 4,186 total homers. In '19, there was 6,776. Does launch angle and approach solely account for that jump? - Orioles Asst. GM Sig Mejdal has spoken about how the publicly available defensive metrics such as DRS or UZR are not particularly useful given the shifting in the game. As the Author of A Fans Guide To Baseball Analytics.. give some thoughts on Statcast, and what defensive metrics you currently value. - There was a recent article at The Ringer - Ben Lindbergh - which suggested the mount is too close. The primary argument was by moving back, hitters will have more time to react, and thus more balls will be put in play.. helping to address this current 3 True Outcome era, which is not particularly aesthetically pleasing. - What are you currently hearing in-terms of MLB's desire for expansion, and potentially radical realignment? - The Minor League talent is increasing. The Orioles are involved Internationally for basically the first time ever. There has been internal investment in Analytics. The Major League roster has limited payroll obligations going forward. What are your general thoughts on what is being built? - Carlos Correa, Javier Baez, Corey Seager, Trevor Story... who reaches Free Agency?
MLB Playoff Picture & Going Behind the Lens with Anthony Castrovince & Andrew Bernstein
The PosCast with Joe Posnanski & Michael Schur
Joe Posnanski welcomes in longtime friend and MLB.com reporter, Anthony Castrovince to preview the 16-team postseason.They discuss all of the weirdness from the regular season and how the moves (or lack of moves) at the trade deadline could have a big impact on this year’s playoff format.Plus, they give their AL and NL predictions and of course talk a little Bruce Springsteen.Later in the show, legendary sports photographer Andrew Bernstein joins Joe from the NBA bubble.They discuss his career behind the lens, the art of capturing the shot and what photography means in today’s digital world.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe
Baseball's Unwritten Rules Part 1: Anthony Castrovince
Every year in baseball a hitter flips his bat or admires a home run and is admonished for breaking one of baseball's "sacred" unwritten rules. These rules have been challenged by many and spark a fire in most, but what really are these rules? Join Christian Heimall as he begins a four-part series on Caught Listening all about these polorizing rules of the game.Joining him for Part One is Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com and MLB Network. The veteran reporter wrote down some of these unwritten requirements and chats with Christian about the perceived validity of them, the exact way to recognize them, and how the perception of these rules have changed. From the reason why these rules keep getting challenged to the ones that make the least amount of sense, Christian and Anthony do their best to flush out the real issues behind these missives.They also play a game of "Pepper" where Anthony answers your listener questions, submitted on social media. Be a part of next week's show, or any show, by searching "Caught Listening by Public House Media" on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also email the show at CaughtListeningPHM@gmail.com
Episode 177 – Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com on the Indians, a name change, and the 2020 season
the nail in the coffin | A Cleveland sports podcast
Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com and the MLB Network joins the show to discuss the Indians potentially changing their name, how the 60-game schedule and new rules for 2020 affect the Tribe, and whether roster restrictions in place this year could decrease the odds of a midseason trade of Francisco Lindor. Read Castrovince’s column on a potential Indians name change: https://medium.com/@castrovince/the-cleveland-spiders-b2f4aa576eb3 Check out Castrovince’s new book: “A Fan’s Guide to Baseball Analytics” ... Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | Stitcher Catch us on WaitingForNextYear.com Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheNailPodcast Follow us on Twitter: @TheNailPodcast Email us: thenailpodcast [at] gmail.com Intro/outro music: "The 3rd" by Anitek Photo from Associated Press | Photo illustration by The Nail in the Coffin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ESPN/ESPN Radio's Trey Wingo and MLB Columnist/Insider Anthony Castrovince Join the Platter!
ML Sports Platter
00:00-26:00:ML is joined by ESPN's Trey Wingo to chat about how he prepared for the 2020 NFL Draft, when Wingo decided to go into sports media, his love of football, going to high school with Steve Young, his Dad's media background, the future of ESPN, if sports come back in 2020, how he hopes to connect with his audience, what he likes about the Buffalo Bills, replacing Mike Greenberg on Mike and Mike and the challenges faced and more!27:00-50:00:ML brings baseball insider Anthony Castrovince in from MLB.com to chat about his new book, the balance of analytics, if predictions have changed for 2020 with no games played yet, how abnormal we are supposed to get if MLB returns, Dad jokes and more!This episode is presented by the below sponsors. Click on the links for more! Follow Mike Lindsley on Twitter @MikeLSports.Brian Conboy, Mass Mutual NYShttps://advisors.massmutual.com/brian-conboyRyan W. Hanlon, Howard Hanna Real Estatehttps://ryanhanlon.howardhanna.com/Pelrah Contractinghttp://pelrahcontracting.com/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices