Michael Ajeto

Michael co-founded Sounding Off Blog, where he wrote about the Mariners. Now he writes Going Deep articles here. You can follow Michael on Twitter @mikeyajetoPL, or you can not.

Going Deep: Have You Seen Andrew Heaney’s Changeup?

In just three games, Andrew Heaney has flashed dominance, but also given up six home runs. Michael Ajeto peeks under the hood to see what Heaney is doing.

Going Deep: Introducing The Rays’ Next Relief Ace

To no one's surprise, the Rays are getting the most out of yet another player. Michael Ajeto introduces you to the newest elite reliever.

Going Deep: Dan Vogelbach, Destroyer of Fastballs

Dan Vogelbach is making some noise this year. Michael Ajeto looks into what's driving his success.

For One Night, the Mariners’ Best Pitcher Was a Catcher

During a 14-run shellacking, the Mariners sent catcher Tom Murphy to pitch the ninth inning. Michael Ajeto explores Murphy's eventful game.

For Pine Tar, It’s a Matter of Perception

There seems to be a lot of misinformation about the use of pine tar across the league. Michael Ajeto examines the state of foreign substances in baseball.

Going Deep: New Paddack On My Wrist

Michael Ajeto examines what makes Chris Paddack so effective.

Going Deep: Let’s See What’s Up With Caleb Smith

Michael Ajeto examines the newfound optimism surrounding Caleb Smith.

Going Deep: Tyler Glasnow Is Metamorphosing Before Our Very Eyes

Michael Ajeto tackles the different tweaks Tyler Glasnow has made since departing Pittsburgh.

Going Deep: Christian Yelich Made The Adjustment You All Wanted, And Now He’s Bananas

Michael Ajeto takes a deep dive to uncover whether Christian Yelich is playing way over his head.

Going Deep: How Good Is Tim Beckham, Really?

Michael Ajeto explores how legitimate Tim Beckham's red-hot start is.

Going Deep: Collin McHugh, Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Michael Ajeto reveals some profound changes Collin McHugh has made that make him one of the more interesting pitchers to keep an eye on.

Going Deep: To See Promise in Zach Eflin, Look No Further Than Zack Wheeler

Michael Ajeto examines how Zach Eflin and Zack Wheeler are less different than you may think.

Michael Ajeto’s 10 Bold Predictions for 2019

Michael Ajeto tosses his hat into the arena and breaks down 10 of his boldest predictions for the 2019 season.

Going Deep: Kyle Seager Has Gotten Away From What He’s Good At

Michael Ajeto explores how the shift has affected Kyle Seager and what he can do to conquer it.

Going Deep: So I Guess Oliver Perez Is Good Now

Michael Ajeto implores that we stop viewing Oliver Perez like the second-class pitcher he no longer is.

Going Deep: Dereck Rodriguez Is an Enigma

Michael Ajeto makes the argument that Dereck Rodriguez deserves more attention than he's received for his superb rookie campaign.

Going Deep: Matthew Boyd Unlocked His Slider and My Heart

Michael Ajeto delves into the many ways that Matthew Boyd has been unique and how he's changed over the course of 2018.

Going Deep: Marco Gonzales Was Good, But He Can Be Even Better

Michael Ajeto explores what is behind Marco Gonzales' decline towards the end of 2018, and whether or not it's real.