Jeff Long   

Orioles Analyst

Jeff was the owner of the Orioles blog Warehouse Worthy, which focused on making advanced statistics a part of the conversation for the average fan. Outside of baseball, Jeff is a graduate of Loyola University where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration. The Maryland native currently works for an Advertising Agency in downtown Baltimore. Previously a contributor to Beyond the Boxscore, he joined Baseball Prospectus in September 2014. Now a Sr. Orioles Analyst for BSL, you can reach him at jeff.long@baltimoresportsandlife.com.

 

Articles by Jeff Long


Chris Tillman’s Mechanical Changes

I write about Chris Tillman a lot. I’m aware of this. I might have a problem. Please, no interventions, it’s perfectly healthy I swear. Back in 2012 I wrote about him being an X-Factor in the ALDS. He didn’t pitch … Continue reading

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What Can PITCHf/x Tell Us About Dylan Bundy

The short answer is not much. Still, looking at what data we do have for Bundy at the major league level* is worth a glance, especially as we get closer to the 2015 season. And so, we’ll see if there’s … Continue reading

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O’s Pitchers and Changing Curveballs

One thing that fascinates me is when pitchers make minor tweaks that have some unintended consequences on their pitches. Specifically we’ll be looking at curveballs. Even more specifically, we’ll be looking at the change in curveball movement from O’s starters. … Continue reading

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On Steve Pearce and Roster Flexibility

4/22/2014 – Baltimore Orioles designate LF Steve Pearce for assignment. 4/27/2014 – Baltimore Orioles release LF Steve Pearce. Technically speaking Pearce was placed on release waivers and claimed by another team. He declined the claim, opting to become a free … Continue reading

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Is There A Case for Scherzer?

Most of the intriguing free agents have already signed on to long-term contracts, leaving the free agent marketplace looking as barren as a college campus during their holiday break. Just two of MLBTR’s top 10 free agents remain, with Max … Continue reading

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The Outfield Market: A Barren Wasteland of Overhyped Options

Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis have both signed contracts, offering four seasons of their services in exchange for millions of American dollars. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective) neither player will be doing so in Baltimore, which means the … Continue reading

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A look at MLBTR’s O’s Free Agency Predictions

Yesterday MLBTradeRumors released their rankings of the top 50 free agents for this offseason, including predictions for the landing spots of each guy. These predictions are basically a mix of likely landing spots and chatter around the game on different … Continue reading

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On BA’s Top 10 Oriole Prospects and a Sustainable Future

Today Baseball America released their list of the Top 10 O’s prospects, and the group was headlined by the usual suspects. Bundy and Harvey are #1 and #2 on the list, but the talent level predictably drops off from there. … Continue reading

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Should Zach Britton be a Starter?

If you expected BSL’s first post since the O’s were ousted from the playoffs to be us waxing poetic about the season and all that the 2014 Orioles achieved; well, you don’t know us very well at all.  If you … Continue reading

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Buck’s Decision

Buck Showalter has been getting rave reviews from media all across the country for his excellent decision making so far this postseason. Buck pretty clearly out-maneuvered Brad Ausmus in the ALDS, and he’ll have another managerial mismatch ahead of him … Continue reading

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