Getting started doing baseball research

Research should start with a question.

In an article by Mike Petriello published on April 23, 2019 on titled “These 5 players have opened eyes in April,” he states that Braves pitcher Max Fried’s curveball has the “third-most drop” in the major leagues.

From that information, I generated my research question: How big a vertical “drop” does Fried’s curveball have?

Here is how I found the answer.

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