Brendan Miller

Brendan Miller is a writer for Cubs Insider and co-host of the Cubs Related Podcast. Contact rates, pitch type peripherals, and neuroscience are a few of his interests.

While Hector Rondon’s Fastball Velo Was Fine in WBC, Slider Movement May be Real Issue

Despite having been hampered by a triceps injury and pitching poorly down the stretch last season, Hector Rondon hasn’t lost the faith of Joe Maddon. The former Cubs closer pitched only 9.1 innings in the second half of last year’s championship run, serving up meatballs that bloated his post-All-Star-break ERA to 6.41. …

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Cubs Quick Hits: Cubs RF Depth Ranks 6th Best

We’ll soon see the results of Jason Heyward’s reconstructed swing against better competition, but at least the Cubs have depth in case disaster strikes. Despite Heyward’s offensive concerns, the Cubs’ right field core ranks 6th in FanGraphs’ latest power rankings, behind the Dodgers, Pirates, Marlins, Nationals, and Red Sox. A …

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