Michael Augustine

Going Deep manager for Pitcher List and a contributor to SB Nation's Royals Review and Gaslamp Ball. I've assisted with the roster and scouting development for Out of the Park Baseball since 2016. You can find my pitching 'art' on gfycat (@Augustine_MLB).

Going Deep: Early Returns on Elevated Four-Seam Fastballs

Michael Augustine looks into what teams are throwing the elevated fastball the most and who are reaping early benefits.

Going Deep: Spring Training’s Five Most Effective Pitchers

Michael Augustine digs into the data to find the most impressive pitchers during spring training that should be taken seriously.

Going Deep: On Tunneling the Two-Seamer/Sinker

Michael Augustine takes a look at the sinker and effective tunneling strategies.

Going Deep: What Ray Black Should Be

Michael Augustine delves into Ray Black's 2018 season to see the hope to come in 2019.

Going Deep: The Relationship Between Framing, Command and Control

Michael Augustine looks into a couple of ways pitchers and catchers can use certain intangibles to their mutual benefit.

Going Deep: Brad Keller Will Be Something

Michael Augustine provides an assessment of Kansas City Royals rising star pitcher, Brad Keller.

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.