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Sox Hire Ryan Johansen to PD staff // stat based hitting coach

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9 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

 

Cringeworthy Twitter post. Hopefully God directs Machado to the White Sox while he is at it. 

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22 minutes ago, ron883 said:

Cringeworthy Twitter post. Hopefully God directs Machado to the White Sox while he is at it. 

How is this cringeworthy??? Because he mentions God?

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2 hours ago, ron883 said:

Cringeworthy Twitter post. Hopefully God directs Machado to the White Sox while he is at it. 

Why???  Seemed like a pretty humble honest thought. 

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i'm gonna split this out since things are kinda slow. Good find.

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Here's some info from Fegan on the guy

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He’s not “the internet’s most followed hitting coach,” but the White Sox did announce the addition of another data-oriented baseball mind to their player development staff on Wednesday. Ryan Johansen ran Johansen Baseball in the Chicago area, a clinic which touts its ability to map out both mechanical and conditioning improvements for hitters by collecting data on their swings with tracking equipment.

Like Everett Teaford last season before being named assistant pitching coordinator, Johansen will hold the simple title of “coach” for the Low-A Kannapolis Intimidators. Like most teams, the White Sox are reticent to discuss how they’ll leverage analytics in their player development in intensive detail, but it stands to reason that they Sox hired Johansen to do what he has already demonstrated he’s good at.

“I got to know Ryan a little bit this winter,” Getz said. “His skill set is definitely a bit more on the data side. He hasn’t been in professional baseball. He’s ran some academies in the Chicago area. He’s a very bright guy, hungry to learn more in professional baseball in that environment. He’s worked with a lot of professional hitters. When you put these staffs together you want to provide as many resources as possible to the players and he’s going to bring a sort of different dynamic. He’s going to strengthen our group in Kannapolis.”

https://theathletic.com/772714/2019/01/17/dominican-republic-visit-gives-white-sox-prospects-a-chance-to-see-the-game-from-the-other-side/

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2 hours ago, cjgalloway said:

How is this cringeworthy??? Because he mentions God?

Yes. I am also triggered when people have beliefs and views I don't hold. Horrified, even.

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Wow, I had no idea free speech was so horrifying.

Anyway. Never heard of Johansen but welcome to the White Sox. Hopefully hia analytics will help the young guys in Kanny.

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On 1/17/2019 at 7:22 AM, ron883 said:

Cringeworthy Twitter post. Hopefully God directs Machado to the White Sox while he is at it. 

Speaking of cringeworthy

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Agree that the twitter post is cringe worthy. Hope this guy is better at understanding baseball compared to deciphering life.

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1 hour ago, T R U said:

It’s cringeworthy because there is no “god”

Let’s get some stats analysis on that assertion.

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Many baseball players are religious and open about it. 

It is true that this is a bit unusual that sabermetric guys do it as they usually lean left and agnostic.

I'm guessing he might have gotten recruited by lisle as they are both part of the "hitting twitter community".

 

Let's see how they are doing, going this direction is definitely the trend now in baseball and really player development can't get any worse in pro baseball. Those guys had good success in the amateurs and now they get the chance to prove they can do it in pro ball.

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11 minutes ago, dominik-keul@gmx.de said:

Many baseball players are religious and open about it. 

It is true that this is a bit unusual that sabermetric guys do it as they usually lean left and agnostic.

Lol I was thinking the same thing. Usually smart people who like data and science don't have to rely on religion for answers.

But on the topic at hand, love that he considers himself a data nerd. He has a podcast, so now I am kind of interested to hear some of his newer episodes and see if he discusses the Sox at all.

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Nobody knows anything.  Relax about stomping all over the first amendment.   Louis C.K. said it best about there being no evidence of God, “Well did anybody look behind the toaster yet?”

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8 hours ago, hi8is said:

Let’s get some stats analysis on that assertion.

I've always been curious about god's WAR stat.

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"Humbled to officially announce I have accepted a position with the Chicago White Sox Player Development Staff. Looking forward to see how Santa Claus uses this in my life to continue to build meaningful relationships inside and outside of baseball while I pursue my passion of the game."

 

^^This is what I read and this is why it's so cringe, but hey -- no problems here... I'm glad that the W'Sox are hiring an apparent data enthusiast. 

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14 minutes ago, iWiN4PreP said:

"Humbled to officially announce I have accepted a position with the Chicago White Sox Player Development Staff. Looking forward to see how Santa Claus uses this in my life to continue to build meaningful relationships inside and outside of baseball while I pursue my passion of the game."

 

^^This is what I read and this is why it's so cringe, but hey -- no problems here... I'm glad that the W'Sox are hiring an apparent data enthusiast. 

How edgy 

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Strange way to introduce yourself in a public professional setting along with being a Cub fan. I am not opposed to his beliefs. Wish him well but won't expect a lot. Still looking for a mental gymnastics coach. 

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1 hour ago, BlackSox13 said:

I've always been curious about god's WAR stat.

Immeasurably better.

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1 hour ago, BlackSox13 said:

I've always been curious about god's WAR stat.

"You tryin to say that jesus christ can't hit a curveball?"

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