ARSENAL REPORT: Curbing the long ball

This week in the Arsenal Report, we will look at two pitchers with big arms that have reduced their HR allowed so far in 2021. HR allowed are interesting to think about from a pitching perspective because a prevailing early sabermetric thought was that pitchers had little control over their HR/FB ratios, leading to the popularity of metrics such as xFIP that normalize HR/FB ratios in their ERA estimations.

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