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  1. #1
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    Brandon McCarthy: Saber Student

    Fangraphs article on the story of how Brandon McCarthy changed the course of his career by trying to emulate Halladay's mechanics, pitches, and the use of saber statistics.

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    “I CANNOT (emphasis McCarthy’s) stand the “nerd stat” narrative and the disdain for them, especially considering how valuable they can be… They’re accurate barometers of what you’re actually doing… Those are the numbers that I was chasing after. I wanted lower home runs, I wanted lower walks, more ground balls, and to get to the top of that category the first year after the changes is a nice accomplishment.”
    Brandon McCarthy led the AL in FIP in 2011.
    Last edited by Cheezombie; 10-21-2011 at 03:40 PM.

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    Read that this morning, very cool

    Coming soon to a TKRO stadium near you

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    Hmmm.... so I can add Mccarthy to the list of who I like. That is pretty awesome.

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    Follow him on Twitter. He's awesome.
    Quote Originally Posted by Impaler View Post
    Some posters like yourself don't understand how a single is better then a home run,
    #TWTW

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