Bingol: Zack Greinke, sabermetric Cy Young Award candidate?

From Spencer Bingol at Beyond the Box Score on October 13, 2015:

Ahead of Zack Greinke’s seven inning, eight strikeout, no walk playoff win on Saturday, the Dodgers‘ Ace was profiled in the Wall Street Journal, in a feature about his unusual preparation and involvement in the positioning of his fielders.

The story reported that Greinke uses Pitch F/X as a foundation of his preparation before every start, and uses his findings to recommend specific positioning for his fielders based on estimations of each match-up’s quality of contact and batted ball direction.

Or, as the Brian Costa article more succinctly posits: “Which combination of pitch type, location and defensive alignment will result in the highest probability of an out?”

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Originally published: October 14, 2015. Last Updated: October 14, 2015.