Found December 19, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Last week, a sports journalist corrected me on the professional wrestler’s name they thought I was messing up. I’m not saying this to throw anyone under a bus. This person is great at their job. Besides, you probably had no idea who Brad Ziegler was either. I bet you also didn’t know Ziegler set two Major League records in 2012. Really. Two records. You just won’t see them on the back of any baseball cards. Ziegler, pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks, set the Major League record for highest ground ball rate in Major League history (75.5%) and the lowest fly ball rate in history (7.7%). The side-armed reliever, who’s pitching style is delightfully reminiscent to Chad Bradford’s (I wrote about Bradford and rapid cognition two years ago) is one of the best and most reliable pitchers in baseball. If you read my piece on R.A. Dickey, you know I’m a fan of the pitching metric ERA-, which strips away many of the intangibles that affect a pitcher’s ERA by accounting for variables such as...
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