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The Work Ethic Ruse

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“If you wanna be successful, you gotta work hard.” That’s what they say.  Heck, that’s what I’ve always said. And, it made perfect sense.  I’ve always viewed work ethic as the most important quality a baseball player — indeed any person — can possess.  As I’ve learned more about the human body, motor learning, and the dynamics of skill acquisition, it no longer makes perfect sense.  Don’t get me wrong. I’m all about hard…

The Odo Solution

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Jake Odorizzi had the best year of his career in 2019 and was rewarded with $17.8 million one-year contract with The Minnesota Twins for the 2020 season. According to Michael Augustine of FanGraphs, “In 2019, Jake Odorizzi went from being a promising middle of the rotation arm to one of the best starting pitchers in baseball. With a career-best 3.36 FIP and a nearly 5% jump in his strikeout rate, he was able to post the highest WAR (4.3) of his six-plus seasons in the major leagues. His…