Very damning article for the (now former) coaching/analytics staff. Pressly is used an example of how the Astros use analytics & coaching to get more out of their pitchers:
A key quote from Pressly:
""Every team has an analytics department, and this is no knock on the Twins, but seeing the time [the Astros] put in and the scouting reports you're given, it's like, 'Whoa.' It's a different level," Pressly said. "You kind of see, 'Wow, if I just pitch a little more to this percentage instead of that percentage I can have some better results.' When I came over here, they were like, 'Look, your curveball is your best pitch. Everyone tells you your best pitch should be your fastball. But with the amount of spin you have on the ball, you need to throw that more, and it will set up your fastball even more.' ""
Edited by Possumlad, 15 October 2018 - 10:35 AM.