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  1. DeGrom showing command, composure

    Mark Simon

    Jacob deGrom has been very tough to hit, particularly down in the strike zone.As a kid growing up in Florida, Mets starter Jacob deGrom got a lesson in pitch command at an early age. Jacob deGrom #48 SP New York Mets 2014 STATS GM4 W0 ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  2. Write it up: Collin McHugh's success story

    Mark Simon

    Bob Levey/Getty ImagesCollin McHugh has been in some kind of zone in his first two starts of 2014.Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh is one of the most interesting pitchers in baseball, and not just because he's 2-0 with an 0.59 ERA in two starts f...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. Saturday storylines: Scherzer vs. Harvey

    Mark Simon

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to recei...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  4. Robertson proving a worthy successor

    Mark Simon

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to recei...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  5. Harvey ace-like ... again

    Mark Simon

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to recei...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  6. What's next for Pablo Sandoval?

    Mark Simon

    Pablo Sandoval's hot/cold zones from each side of the plate. Click here to create your own Sandoval heat maps Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is the heir apparent to Vladimir Guerrero and Ichiro Suzuki as the best bad-ball hitter in baseball. (...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  7. Salvador Perez: The new Vlad Guerrero?

    Mark Simon

    Salvador Perez had 18 hits against pitches out of the strike zone last season. Click here to create your own Perezheat maps "The first time I laid eyes on Sal, it took me about two days to realize he was special. I've been in this game a long time....

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  8. What's next for Mike Napoli?

    Mark Simon

    A comparison of Mike Napoli's batting average against high, hard pitches in 2011. Click here to create your own Napoli heat maps There are zones and then there are zones. And then there's whatever the heck Mike Napoli was in during the second h...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  9. Ethier faces multi-Mets challenges

    Mark Simon

    The heat map above shows Andre Ethier's "hot" and "cold" zones against left-handed pitching since 2009. The red areas are his "hot" zones. The blue are his "cold" zones.The last time a Dodger brought as long a hitting streak as Ethier's into a meetin...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  10. This D.J. has a scratched record

    Mark Simon

    Oh Sandy Alderson, what have you done? There are some things to like about D.J. Carrasco. He is very effective when he keeps the ball down in the strike zone. He's good at inducing double plays, really really good at avoiding home runs. Worst...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  11. New York Mets first basemen Ike Davis and John Olerud are very si...

    Mark Simon

    Ike Davis is a lot like John Olerud -- a comparison that suits the ex-Met just fine.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010