In this 41-minute episode, you'll learn:
- whether the Cubs make up their own metrics and data models
- whether Tommy gives real-time feedback to the team or not
- why Tommy pays attention to fielder positioning between pitches
- how Tommy juggles scouting for two different teams at the same game
- how much game planning is Tommy's vs Cubs manager Joe Maddon's
- how to game plan with subs
- when results don't match expectations, should that be an error in game planning or an outlier
- whether to incorporate data from other teams' pitchers
- whether players can analytically game-plan while playing
- two things youth and high school coaches can do in lieu of having tons of data
- how youth pitchers can work on sequencing pitches
- how high school pitchers can work on sequencing pitches
- whether high school pitchers with a mediocre secondary pitch should bother throwing it in games
- when a pitcher should use his/her secondary pitch vs his/her best pitch to get an out
- whether it's better to be consistent or unpredictable in sequencing pitches
- whether coaches should focus on errors and fielding percentage for defensive ratings and metrics
- a good metric for measuring defensive efficiency
- one metric you can use to help defend against the opponent's run game
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