Thanks to Jeremy Greenhouse, I learned today that Edwin Jackson only gets stronger as the game goes on. His fastball speed actually goes up throughout the course of a game.
Over at the FanGraphs community blog, Gavin Floyd is used as case study that xFIP works. “Good Gavin” or “Evil Gavin” doesn’t exist according to xFIP.
Chris Sale has been called up. Excitement! Promise! Hype! Here’s some video via BA and a detailed scouting report from Baseball Daily Digest.