18 Days Until Camp Opens | The Process Report

18 Days Until Camp Opens

With less than a calendar month to go before baseball begins to smell new again we wanted to spend each day going through some of the best performances in 2016. Using game WPA for 15 starting pitcher and hitter performances we hope to be able to take you on a trip down memory lane each day. 

#30Jake Odorizzi on May 24th vs the Marlins #29Evan Longoria on June 14th vs the Mariners

#28 – Jake Odorizzi on May 1st vs the Blue Jays #27Steven Souza Jr. on June 4th vs the Twins

#26Erasmo Ramirez on April 16th vs the White Sox #25 Corey Dickerson on September 7th vs the Orioles

#24Chris Archer on July 3rd vs the Tigers #23 Brad Miller on July 15th vs the Orioles

#22Matt Moore on June 29th vs the Red Sox #21 Logan Morrison on May 25 vs the Marlins

#20Blake Snell on September 22nd vs the Yankees  #19Steven Souza Jr. on May 7th vs the Angels

#18Matt Andriese on May 8th vs the Angels


As chance would have it we jump all the way to the next day for our next highlight. Matt Andriese made his season debut, and while he got the start on this day, that isn’t always the case. He ran with the opportunity putting up seven full innings of four hit, three walk, three strikeout performance. The competition was less than fierce once he got buy those first three hitters, but Matt abided and found a way to pitch deep into a game that the team would go on to win under his watch. Here are some highlights:

I also found a video of Curt Casali talking about his own big game (2-4, HR/2B), but also how well Andriese looked to start the year. I have no idea if Matty has the inside lane for the fifth starter role, but more performances like this can only help. I like that even Casali doesn’t know exactly what Andriese’s diving, sharp biting slider/splitter is.

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