STARTERS: Early command sub-indicator changes, 2018

It's still way too early to put significant stock into early-season skills in many cases, especially aggregate measures like strikeouts and walks. But looking into the components that drive them can be a helpful early-season exercise, since they represent a larger sample size of data points.

In fact, the same exercise at this time last season helped us identify that Luis Severino (RHP, NYY) was on the path towards a breakout:

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