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Jon Meoli: Inside how the Orioles’ minor league pitching program is developing major league arms

September 6, 2023
Three baseballs sit in a field of turfgrass at Camp Nubability's annual kids camp for limb different children. This image was taken by one of the camp coaches, Caitlin Conner.

Armed with reams of minor league pitch data, Lance Brozdowski sat down last month and dug into a season’s worth of emerging trends. The Orioles’ full-season minor league pitchers, he found, were among the leaders in ERA and led all organizations in fielding-independent pitching (FIP), a statistic that replicates a pitcher’s ERA based on facets of performance within his control—strikeouts, walks, and home runs allowed.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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