Michael Augustine

I've been writing about baseball for several years on various sites. I aspire to be a pitching sage and am a believer in Effective Velocity. I create pitching art on gfycat (@Augustine_MLB) and also assist with roster and scouting development for Out of the Park Baseball.

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.

Going Deep: Perceived Velocity

Michael Augustine explains the concept of perceived velocity and how it ties into a pitcher's mechanics.

Going Deep: Luis Severino Should Probably Be OK

Michael Augustine investigates if its time to be worried about Luis Severino.

Going Deep: Contextualizing Curveball Spin Rate

Michael Augustine looks into curveball spin rate and its significance to the pitch.

Going Deep: Digging Some Pitching Tunnels

Michael Augustine looks into pitch tunneling with the help of some slick gif overlays.

Statcast Update Week 14: Jed, George, and Jon

Michael Augustine reviews the past week's Statcast highlights and lowlights.

Going Deep: Derek Dietrich Is Having a Month

Michael Augustine reviews the last 30 days of Derek Dietrich's torrid run.

Statcast Update Week 13: Giancarlo, Margot, and a Jose Tandem

Michael Augustine compliments Statcast winners while lamenting the flops for week 13.

Going Deep: What’s Up With Jon Gray?

Michael Augustine looks into what's really going on with Jon Gray in 2018.

Statcast Update Week 12: Trout, Harper, and the Yankees

Michael Augustine reviews last week's Statcast studs and duds.

Going Deep: Edwin Diaz Has Become Elite

Michael Augustine discusses the propulsion system behind the meteoric rise of Edwin Diaz.

Going Deep: Albert Almora, Jr. Is Getting Special Treatment

Michael Augustine explains why Albert Almora, Jr. is being set up for a very productive season.

Going Deep: Jose Quintana Is the Best at Something

Jose Quintana has been disappointing this season but Michael Augustine has found an overlooked asset.

Going Deep: The Brewers Seem To Have Another Bullpen Ace

Michael Augustine looks into the hidden gem of the top-notch Milwaukee Brewers bullpen.

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?

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