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Data leading to shift in defensive strategy in baseball

...more and more," Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill said, "because the data is there. It's hard to ignore."For some fielders, moving even the slightest bit can be awkward. That's the case for Arenado, one of the top fielding third basemen. When...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-13/data-leading-shift-defen
After previous disappointments, Greenbrier vets lead 'Pack to title

...ace and the Game 1 starter, came through at the plate. In a 1-all game in the sixth, he crushed a pitch over the center fielder's head for an RBI double. Greenbrier never looked back."I figured he might try to get ahead on me, get one over, so...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2015-05-27/after-previous-disapp
Braves reward Maybin with lineup spot during hot streak

...Maybin came through the minors as a heralded prospect and had some success in the majors at a young age as the athletic center fielder has shown the ability to go on tears.It's been a while since Maybin's last hot streak in the majors, but the one he's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-23/braves-reward-maybin-lin
MLB set to roll out Statcast analytics Tuesday during Cardinals-Nationals broadcast

...leaderboards for hitters' exit velocity, fielders' route efficiency, speed and distance...time for the out at first.Toronto left fielder Kevin Pillar had a 97.9 percent route...top speed of 15.2 mph.Houston right fielder George Springer was even better on April...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-20/mlb-set-roll-out-statcas
Rookie Jace Peterson's single lifts Braves over Brewers

...Peterson hit the first pitch from Brandon Kintzler (0-1) toward the gap in left-center field. Left fielder Ryan Braun and center fielder Carlo Gomez didn't bother to field the ball as Callaspo scored.Braves players swarmed Peterson near...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-23/rookie-jace-petersons-si
Gainesville, Greenbrier split doubleheader

...the fifth, first with two on and no outs before striking out the next two batters. A walk loaded the bases but he induced a fielder's choice to get out of the jam."I thought he gave us a very gutsy performance tonight," said Osborn.The Wolfpack added...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2015-05-25/gainesville-greenbrie
GreenJackets get strong pitching, highlight defense to shut out Tourists

...for a 1-0 lead.With the score the same in the seventh, the Tourists loaded the bases with two outs. GreenJackets center fielder Johneshwy Fargas ranged to left-center and laid out for a diving catch on a line drive in the gap to preserve the lead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-23/greenjackets-get-strong-
GreenJackets: Tech product Grimes starts for Shorebirds

...flip-flop Johneshwy Fargas and Seth Harrison between center and right field. It's a sign that the Giants see both as center fielders, and after watching Harrison for a few games, I can agree with that. At the very least, I'm sure the Giants want to keep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-05-03/greenjackets
GreenJackets: Big lefties take mound for each side

...Tuesday. Harrison showed good range and ok reads in his first game at Lake Olmstead, giving Augusta basically two center fielders in the outfield along with a good left field glove in Andrew Cain. I've only seen one game from Harrison, but I tend to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-04-29/greenjackets
GreenJackets: Young keeps it off the barrel in debut

...fly balls and only one line drive to keep the Tourists off-balance with weak contact. 2. Wes Rogers: The Tourists left fielder went 1 for 3 with a walk. He singled in his first at-bat and reached third before getting thrown out at home on a 5-2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-05-24/greenjackets