Michael Augustine

Going Deep manager for Pitcher List. I've been writing about baseball for several years on various sites. A student of pitching with MLB aspirations but I offer gif creation services (pitchergiffer.ucraft.net), assist with the roster and scouting development for Out of the Park Baseball since 2016, and you can find my pitching 'art' on gfycat (@Augustine_MLB).

Going Deep: How Important Are Release Points?

Michael Augustine inspects release differential extremities to see if they correlate with pitching success.

Going Deep: The Big Break of Kirby Yates

Michael Augustine has the details on some interesting stuff Kirby Yates did in 2018 that you might not be aware of.

Going Deep: Kyle Freeland Could Be the Next Great Ace

Michael Augustine breaks down the anticipatory breakout of Rockies starter Kyle Freeland.

Going Deep: The Four-Seam Fastball X-Factor

Michael Augustine explores what matters most with four-seam fastballs.

Going Deep: Perry Husband on Effective Velocity and Liquid Analytics

Perry Husband talks to Michael Augustine about pitching, Effective Velocity, and his vision of what's to come for baseball, Liquid Analytics.

Going Deep: Speculation on Patrick Corbin’s Improvement

Michael Augustine sees a reason why new Washington Nationals' starter Patrick Corbin was able to improve so drastically in 2018.

Going Deep: One Change German Marquez Should Make

Michael Augustine sees a small adjustment that could make German Marquez an even tougher pitcher in 2019.

Going Deep: Location. Location. Location.

Michael Augustine breaks down the issue of location in relation to the home run output in game five of the 2018 World Series.

Going Deep: On Yasiel Puig’s Home Run

Michael Augustine examines the hit that could have shifted the dynamic of the 2018 World Series

Going Deep: What Happened Ryu?

Michael Augustine explores the 5th inning downfall of Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Going Deep: Jeremy Jeffress Just Couldn’t Win

Michael Augustine explores the biggest failure of Jeremy Jeffress's 2018 postseason

Going Deep: The Hit That Sent the Astros Crashing Down to Earth

Michael Augustine explores the Verlander/Moreland plate appearance that started a chain reaction of events to sink the Houston Astros.

Going Deep: Sometimes the Numbers Do Lie

Michael Augustine explores last night's grand slam, game-sealing home run from Jackie Bradley Jr. which seemed to defy the odds.

Going Deep: The Anatomy of an EV Mistake

Michael Augustine explores the home run Boston Red Sox starter David Price allowed in the top of the third of the American League Championship series.

Going Deep: Effective Sequential Pitching

Michael Augustine looks at how several pitching tools can be used to create an effective pitch sequence.

Going Deep: Craig Kimbrel’s Effective Strikeout

Michael Augustine explains how Perry Husband's Effective Velocity allowed Craig Kimbrel to strike out Aaron Judge.

Going Deep: Jameson Taillon Could Have Been Even More Effective

Michael Augustine looks at the first inning Jameson Taillon versus Jorge Bonifacio at-bat through the lens of Effective Velocity.

Going Deep: A Basic Example of Effective Velocity

Michael Augustine shows us an example of the ideology known as Effective Velocity.

Going Deep: Bauer Units With Four-seam Fastballs

Michael Augustine checks in on and discusses four-seam Bauer Unit scores to see if the pitch is being used to an advantage.

Going Deep: Effective Velocity and Reaction Time

Michael Augustine discusses effective velocity and its relation to hitter perception.