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Did It Work?

Back in early March, we took a look at why pitchers work on new pitches and the ones that were doing so during Spring Training this year. Both Jensen Lewis and Josh Zeid offered their thoughts as pitchers that have gone through the process of adding a new pitch at the major league level. Martin Perez, Sean Doolittle and Jake Odorizzi gave quotes to writers in camp explaining why each was adding a new pitch in 2014.

Adding a new pitch does not guarantee success nor will it instantly improve the prospects of one’s career. The previous article cited examples of how new pitches aided Wade Davis, Kevin Correia and Ross Detwiler while it had a negative effect on Clay Buchholz.

Now that the season is three-quarters complete, we have enough of a sample size to ask the simple question: did the new pitches help?

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RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and The Bust 06/01/2014

Episode 123

The latest episode of The Sleeper and the Bust is now live! Jason Collette and Nick Minnix discuss players on the mend, players breaking down, changes in starting rotation, 2-start pitchers, and of course, closer craziness.

As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us any fantasy questions you have that we may answer on our next episode.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via the feed.

Thanks to Ian Miller aka Teen Archer, for the new intro music. Approximately 81 minutes of joyous analysis.  

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RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and The Bust 05/22/2014

Episode 120

The latest episode of The Sleeper and the Bust is now live! Jason Collette and Eno Sarris discuss Christian Yelich, Matt Cain, Prince Fielder, Michael Morse, Oscar Taveras, Eric Campbell, Phil Hughes, Mike Moustakas, Trevor Rosenthal, Chris Sale, Alex Cobb, Carlos Gonzalez, and Jason Motte.

As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us any fantasy questions you have that we may answer on our next episode.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via the feed.

Thanks to Ian Miller aka Teen Archer, for the new intro music. Approximately 59 minutes of joyous analysis.  

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RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and The Bust 05/20/2014

Episode 119

The latest episode of The Sleeper and the Bust is now live! Jason Collette and Eno Sarris discuss the changing roster for both the Red Sox and the White Sox, Dallas Keuchel, batters improving their strikeout rates, Alexei Ramirez, and how they approach drafting prospects in their home keeper and dynasty leagues.

As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us any fantasy questions you have that we may answer on our next episode.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via the feed.

Thanks to Ian Miller aka Teen Archer, for the new intro music. Approximately 59 minutes of joyous analysis.  

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RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and The Bust 05/13/2014

Episode 118

The latest episode of The Sleeper and the Bust is now live! Jason Collette and Eno Sarris discuss potential pitchers to target based on pitch whiff rates, power surgers who may be on the way down, and the recent fantasy news.

As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us any fantasy questions you have that we may answer on our next episode.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via the feed.

Thanks to Ian Miller aka Teen Archer, for the new intro music. Approximately 58 minutes of joyous analysis.  

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RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and The Bust 05/11/2014

Episode 117

The latest episode of The Sleeper and the Bust is now live! Jason Collette and Nick Minnix discuss players on the mend, players breaking down, changes in starting rotation, 2-start pitchers, and of course, closer craziness.

As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us any fantasy questions you have that we may answer on our next episode.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via the feed.

Thanks to Ian Miller aka Teen Archer, for the new intro music. Approximately 74 minutes of joyous analysis.  

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Jekyll & Hyde Marlins

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My best friend is an Atlanta Braves fan. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico and since TBS broadcasted games, that became his team. He’s stuck with them now as we are both into our 40′s, but after the Marlins shellacked Alex Wood 9-0, he sent me a text overnight – “Marlins are stealing signs at home, I’m convinced of it.”

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RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and The Bust 05/06/2014

Episode 116

The latest episode of The Sleeper and the Bust is now live! Jason Collette and Eno Sarris discuss overly patient hitters and pitchers who have seen a surge in their strikeout rates this season.

As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us any fantasy questions you have that we may answer on our next episode.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via the feed.

Thanks to Ian Miller aka Teen Archer, for the new intro music. Approximately 41 minutes of joyous analysis.  

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RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and The Bust 05/04/2014

Episode 115

The latest episode of The Sleeper and the Bust is now live! Jason Collette and Nick Minnix discuss players on the mend, players breaking down, changes in starting rotation, 2-start pitchers, and of course, closer craziness.

As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us any fantasy questions you have that we may answer on our next episode.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via the feed.

Thanks to Ian Miller aka Teen Archer, for the new intro music. Approximately 67 minutes of joyous analysis.  

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RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and The Bust 05/01/2014

Episode 114

The latest episode of The Sleeper and the Bust is now live! Jason Collette and Eno Sarris discuss Anthony Rendon, Ian Desmond, Marcell Ozuna Jason Heyward, Dee Gordon, Billy Hamilton, Jesse Chavez, Collin McHugh, Trevor Bauer, Josh Tomlin and Michael Fiers.

As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us any fantasy questions you have that we may answer on our next episode.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via the feed.

Thanks to Ian Miller aka Teen Archer, for the new intro music. Approximately 59 minutes of joyous analysis.  

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