Keep or Kut – Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@chadyoung) break down the recent news around the league and identify the ten biggest improvers in terms of K% from 2022 to 2023 so far in the young season.
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1:30 – By far the most important news – Liam Hendriks is cancer free!
5:33 – Max Scherzer is suspended.
9:16 – Garrett Mitchell is having shoulder surgery, his season is probably over. Add Jarren Duran?
13:05 – Logan Allen is up! What should we expect from one of Chad’s Guardians?
19:38 – Trevor Rogers goes down with a shoulder injury. Could Madison Bumgarner end up a Miami Marlin?
27:28 – With Bumgarner DFA’d, when will we finally see Brandon Pfaadt?
32:44 – Kris Bubic is having Tommy John Surgery.
33:56 – Fernando Tatis Jr. has returned! … and went 0-5.
41:48 – After explaining what this segment is about, Pete details why he does not care that Victor Robles has made a massive strikeout rate improvement.
44:55 – Xander Bogaerts has improved his strikeout rate by 8.8% so far and Chad is enticed.
47:38 – Pete is buying what Cody Bellinger is selling and thinks he might be breaking out again.
59:00 – Ke’Bryan Hayes has made the biggest improvement in K% from 2022 to 2023, which is great, but Chad wants to see some pull-side power before he buys back in.
1:03:40 – Nolan Gorman is breaking out, according to Pete.
1:07:42 – Shea Langeliers has been more patient and making more contact.
1:13:53 – Josh Jung has cut down on his exorbitant 2022 strikeout rate.
1:15:45 – William Contreras is another strikeout rate improver, but his HR/FB% is due for some movement in the right direction.
1:21:03 – Jarred Kelenic is another player that Pete thinks is breaking out, particularly due to his SwStr%.
1:24:23 – Chad’s love of J.D. Davis rolls on as Davis finds himself to be one of the ten biggest improvers in K% so far