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Freddy Galvis' difficult dance. Felske Files Episode 96

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In Eposide 96, host John Stolnis is joined by MLB.com's and StatCast guru Mike Petriello, who will explain two new stats that have been introduced by StatCast for 2017, and what they're working on for the future. Also, Phillies beat writer for the Associated Press Rob Maaddi is in Clearwater with the latest from Phils camp, and also stops by to talk about his new book, "Baseball Faith." Also, why spring stats largely don't matter, and numberFire.com's new fantasy baseball projections are here! Where do some prominent Phillies rank?

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For the past few years, MLB's Advanced Media has invested a ton of money into StatCast, an incredible, state-of-the-art system of cameras and radar that tracks every single movement that happens during a Major League Baseball game. As MLB.com has been gathering information and teams have been using it and implementing it to make decisions, we in the public are starting to get a real taste for what this technology can do, and the stories it can tell.

Joining the podcast this week is the face of StatCast, MLB.com's Mike Petriello, who will introduce their two new stats for the 2017, and talk about future items on the agenda, including the creation of a new version of WAR that is still a few years away.

Also, it was another busy week of fake games for the Phillies in spring training. Aside from Brock Stassi mashing everything in sight, Phils beat writer for the Associated Press Rob Maaddi joins the show with the latest news & notes from Clearwater, and to talk about his new book "Baseball Faith."

Plus, why spring training statistics really don't matter when the regular season rolls around, and numberFire's recent fantasy baseball projections have some interesting numbers for your Phils.

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