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Episode 1702: A new tool for outfield defense

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Our second podcast of the new year we talk about the Kenley Jansen deal finally getting finalized, and talk about other recent new minor additions in catcher Bobby Wilson and Cuban infielder Jose Miguel Fernandez.

With second base still a hole and Dodgers talks with the Twins reportedly at an impasse, we also discuss some options at that position as well.

We also talked about something new at Statcast, thanks to the work of Daren Willman, Tom Tango and Mike Petriello. We can now view an outfielder’s catches and hits allowed, displayed graphically and broken down compared to all MLB plays by degree of difficulty.

There is a ton of Statcast data, and it is interesting to see how it can be used to provide a better understanding of the game.

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