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  1. “the Braves entered the day third in runs score in the American League.”

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say this might be a typo…

    Comment by Moonraker — November 21, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

  2. No mention of how the “Man in White” inflated his numbers?

    http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/05/30/jason-hammel-invokes-rumour-of-man-in-white-to-explain-blue-jays-homers/

    Comment by Mark — November 21, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

  3. I would like to see his Curve return to where it was early in his Rockies career

    Comment by Tomcat — November 21, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

  4. A typo and a league change in one sentence. Goes with “The resulting 91 game score tied four three others for the season’s 14th best.” Still a very nice article. Thanks, Jack.

    Comment by TheHoustonian — November 21, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

  5. Awful mistakes. Thanks for the heads ups, it’s fixed now.

    Comment by Jack Moore — November 21, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

  6. Great article. Would like to see more like it, breaking down hitters and pitchers with data and/or game videos.

    Credit also has to go to Rick Peterson, I believe, who tweaked Hammel’s mechanics that got him (1) extra velocity and (2) the ability to get more on top of the ball enabling the sinker.

    Comment by Damien — November 21, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

  7. dude was no one-year wonder. Take a look at his WAR for 2009-2010, and tell me that’s one year wonder. Hint, both years, higher WAR than 2012.

    Comment by exceptforone thing — November 23, 2012 @ 1:58 am

  8. Although his WAR was higher in both years he also pitched 59.2, and 52.1 more innings. If you normalize his WAR, this year was the highest. I don’t think he is a one hit wonder considering that the change in mechanics and additional pitch can be used to rationalize the better performance.

    Comment by Nick — November 24, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

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