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The other day, I was trying to explain Statcast’s “barrels” metric to my dad. I basically rambled on about launch angle and exit velocity without really knowing what I was saying. Like all resourceful people in this age of the smartphone, I looked it up today, multiple days later. While

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Predicting Power: Part 1 Juiced ball or not, there was an increase in power across the MLB in 2016. Will pitchers adjust? Will more batters swing for the fences? To help wrangle in some thoughts on the power surge, Statcast gives us the barrels statistic. A quick look at the leaderboard

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