MICHAEL AUGUSTINE

Michael Augustine

As a member of the IBWAA, I've Contributed to Bronx Baseball Daily, Rant Sports, Beyond the Box Score, Fansided, Community Research on Fangraphs and Rotoballer. I hated any and all math in school so I am self-taught in statistical analysis. I also assist with the development of Out of the Park Baseball (18 and 19).

Going Deep: Finding Baseball’s Best Catcher

Going Deep: Finding Baseball’s Best Catcher

Michael Augustine explores and evaluates both offensive and defensive catching metrics to emphasize the best catcher in baseball.


Going Deep: Is Sergio Romo the Right ‘Opener’ for the Rays?

Going Deep: Is Sergio Romo the Right ‘Opener’ for the Rays?

Michael Augustine talks some 'bullpenning' and checks if Romo is really the best option for 'The Opener'.


Going Deep: Anthony Rizzo Has Become an Enigma

Going Deep: Anthony Rizzo Has Become an Enigma

Anothny Rizzo is too good of a hitter to be struggling this much for this long. Michael Augustine searches for answers.


Going Deep: Zack Greinke and the Erroneous Strike

Going Deep: Zack Greinke and the Erroneous Strike

Michael Augustine looks into how Zack Greinke and Jeff Mathis have been getting away with phantom strikes.


Going Deep: The Curve in Adam Wainwright’s Career

Going Deep: The Curve in Adam Wainwright’s Career

Michael Augustine looks at what's gone wrong early (and what might be in store) for Adam Wainwright.


Going Deep: Stanton on the Corner of Success and Failure

Going Deep: Stanton on the Corner of Success and Failure

Michael Augustine evaluates the early performance of Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and looks for the hope of a resurgence.


Statcast Update Week 6: A Tandem of Mariners and Joey’s

Statcast Update Week 6: A Tandem of Mariners and Joey’s

Michael Augustine reports on last week's Statcast risers and fallers with one hitter having particularly bad luck.


Going Deep: xStats, the Shift, and Pull Hitters

Going Deep: xStats, the Shift, and Pull Hitters

xStats are a beautiful development but one that needs to be used with caution when dealing with pull hitters facing heavy shifting.


Statcast Update Week 5: Yadi, Cruz, and Stanton

Statcast Update Week 5: Yadi, Cruz, and Stanton

Michael Augustine reviews the recent statcast trends to help find sneaky adds for your fantasy team.


Going Deep: Deconstructing Dansby Swanson

Going Deep: Deconstructing Dansby Swanson

Michael Augustine breaks down the implications of Dansby Swanson's early production relative to his BABIP.


Statcast Update Week 4: Schwarber, Edwin, and Addison

Statcast Update Week 4: Schwarber, Edwin, and Addison

Michael Augustine reviews the week four MLB Statcast studs and duds.


Going Deep: Lance Lynn Is Losing The Strike Zone

Going Deep: Lance Lynn Is Losing The Strike Zone

What’s behind Lance Lynn’s early struggles to hit the strike zone with regularity?


Going Deep: Diagnosing Ozzie Albies

Going Deep: Diagnosing Ozzie Albies

Could Ozzie Albies' hot start be for real?


Going Deep: The Early Effectiveness of Four-Seam Fastball Pitchers

Going Deep: The Early Effectiveness of Four-Seam Fastball Pitchers

What makes the four-seam fastball so effective and who is using it to their advantage early in the 2018 season?


Going Deep: Free Swinging’s Impact on Hitter Success

Going Deep: Free Swinging’s Impact on Hitter Success

Michael Augustine looks into swinging's correlation with hitter success.