'30 With Murti' Podcast: Rick Peterson On The State Of Pitching

Sweeny Murti
November 13, 2019 - 3:18 pm
Rick Peterson (center) in 2006

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Starting pitching made a comeback in the World Series. Did it ever really go away? Not really. But there has certainly been an evolution of pitching and the use of technology and data to maximize performance. You could say it started as part of "Moneyball," but now it's a lot more than that.

Rick Peterson, longtime major league pitching coach with the Oakland A's "Moneyball" teams of the early 2000s and later with the New York Mets, is as educated on this side of pitching as anyone who has been in baseball this century. Now retired from coaching, Peterson co-authored the book "Crunch Time: How To Be Your Best When It Matters Most."  

On the latest "30 With Murti" podcast, Peterson gives some of his thoughts on the state of pitching in 2019 along with the data, technology, and philosophies that are instrumental in developing major league pitchers.